Senior Lecturer, Kinesiology
Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Campus: UMD | Building: School of Public Health | Room: 2341
Phone: (301) 405-2480 |

 Marvin W. Scott, Ed.D., is an instructor and the Undergraduate Program Coordinator in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Maryland at College Park (UMCP). In these capacities, he teaches undergraduate courses for the department that fulfills program requirements for the major and courses that fulfill general education requirements for the university. As Undergraduate Program Coordinator he leads a team that provides advising, oversees student orientations, and implements vital student services for majors in the program. Previous to his reappointment as Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Dr. Scott served as Coordinator of the Community Kinections Program. In this capacity, Dr. Scott has foster agreements with local community-based organizations to have students in his service-learning course enter into collaborations with community-based organizations in an effort to facilitate the implementation of the physical activity objectives associated with meeting the guidelines identified in the Healthy People 2020 federal report.

Education and Training

Dr. Scott received a B.S. from East Stroudsburg University majoring in physical education with a minor in health education, an M.A. from the Ohio State University with a focus in physical education, and an Ed.D. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro that focused on curriculum and instruction as well as program development and evaluation in physical education. Prior to his hiring at the University of Maryland, Dr. Scott served as an administrator, coach, and instructor at Miami-Dade College (4 years) and Howard Community College (8 years).


KNES 457 Managing Youth Programs
KNES 386 Experiential Learning
KNES 286 Empowering Healthy Physical Activity
KNES 240 Exploring Cultural Diversity Through Movement

Honors and Awards

George F. Kramer Practitioner of The Year Award, School of Public Health, University of Maryland, 2011.

Stamp Service-Learning Fellow, Center for Campus Life and Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Maryland, 2011.

Muriel R. Sloan Communitarian Award, School of Public Health, University of Maryland, 2010.

Participant, Summer Institute for Teaching with New(er) Technology, Mobile Initiative Project, Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Maryland, 2009
Participant, Lilly Teaching Fellows Program, Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Maryland, 2007-2008.

Participant, Summer Institute for Teaching With Technology, Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Maryland, 2007.

Participant, Project Interact, Intergroup Dialogue as Pedagogy Across the Curriculum Pilot Project, Ford Foundation Funded Study, University of Maryland, 2002.

Jerry Wrenn Outstanding Service Award, College of Health and Human Performance, University of Maryland, 2000.
Social Action Award, Mentee/Mentor Academic Program, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, 1998.

Outstanding Contributions to Seniors Award, Office of Vice President for Student Affairs and the Senior Council, University of Maryland, 1995.

 Human Rights Celebration Lecturer, East Stroudsburg University, 1988.

 Named to Who's Who Among Black Americans  1985.

 Named Outstanding Young Man of America for 1979.


Scott, M. (1993). Faculty diversity: A crucial link to the successful recruitment and retention of minority students. The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, 64, (3), 74-80.

Scott, M. (1991). A profile of job satisfaction among physical education faculty. The Bulletin: Connecticut Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, 37, (2), 14-17.

Scott, M. (1989) Curriculum alignment: Implications for physical education. Proceedings of the Sixth Curriculum Theory Conference in Physical Education. The University of Georgia, 95-112.

Scott, M. (1979). In pursuit of the perfect job: A philosophical fable. The North    Carolina Journal, 15, (2), 9-11.