Cathy J. Scott is currently Associate Professor of Accounting and Accounting Program Coordinator at Navarro College. She is a proud recipient of Navarro College's Teaching of Excellence Award. Professor Scott received her bachelor's degree from Nazareth College, MBA from Amberton University, a postgraduate accounting degree from Keller Graduate School of Management, and is currently ABD in her PhD program at Capella University. Professor Scott made a career shift into academics after a 25-year accounting and consulting career within the automotive industry. She has been a popular seminar speaker in the area of accounting and financial management for automotive and recreational vehicle manufacturers, as well as dealer associations. She has also written numerous accounting-related articles for various automotive publications. Professor Scott is a member of the Institute of Management Accountants, Teachers of Accounting at Two Year Colleges, the American Accounting Association, and the Texas Community College Association. Professor Scott has served in various regional and national positions with the American Accounting Association, including co-chair for the 2013 Conference on Teaching and Learning. She is also the past chair for the accounting section of the Texas Community College Association. In recent years, Professor Scott has spoken on numerous occasions about effective online learning techniques and using innovative teaching technology in the area of accounting. In her free time, Professor Scott enjoys spending time with her family on her farm in North Texas, in addition to raising and showing her Arabian horses.