Scott received his BA in sociology and Spanish from Central Michigan University in 2008 and an MA in sociology at Indiana University in 2010. His current research draws from participant observation and interviews of members of a state motorcyclists' rights organization. This project specifically explores the way that activists conceptualize safety as it has to do with motorcycles and mandatory helmet laws within the context of a social and political organization. In addition he is working on a interview-based project in which he seeks to better understand the ways in which sexual minority graduate student instructors think about and manage their sexual orientation. He has taught Introduction to Sociology, Deviant Behavior and Social Control, and Mental Illness.