Scott has led the CTL since 2015. Under his direction, the Center has seen unprecedented growth. Hundreds of faculty members and teachers representing all of UAB’s schools and the College of Arts and Sciences have participated in thousands of hours of teacher development workshops in the past four years. The CTL Teaching Certification program’s system of points and badges was featured in October 2018 issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education. To date, the CTL has awarded over 63 million points to nearly 1,300 participants and 240 teachers have earned certificates.
Scott has over 20 years of teaching experience and has taught at UAB since 2008. He holds a tenured appointment as Associate Professor of Music Technology. In addition to an outstanding record of university teaching, Phillips has extensive experience in music and video production. He is also an active scholar whose interests include the use of technology in teaching and curriculum development. He frequently makes presentations and leads panels and at top music, education, and technology conferences. His book, Beyond Sound: The College and Career Guide in Music Technology is published by Oxford University Press. Phillips is Past-President of the National Association for Technology in Music Instruction, and former Chair of the technology advisory committee of the College Music Society, and is on the board of directors of the Technology Institute for Music Educators. He is a former middle school and high school music teacher.