Tom Scott has a Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee (1978). He taught at Kennesaw State University from 1968 until his retirement in June 2011. His courses included Georgia history, Oral History, Local History Research & Resources, and senior seminars on the history of American higher education and American suburbia.
His first book, Cornerstones of Georgia History, is used in a number of college classrooms. His most recent book, Cobb County, Georgia, and the Origins of the Suburban South, was published in 2003 by Cobb Landmarks & Historical Society. Among the honors he has received are the KSU Distinguished Teaching Award (1994), the Governor's Award in the Humanities (2004), and the KSU Foundation Distinguished Professor Award (2008).
Dr. Scott has headed an oral history project at KSU since 1978. Currently, he is interviewing faculty, administrators, trustees, and alumni for a future book on the history of Kennesaw State. Tom has served on a variety of community boards and speaks frequently to schools and community organizations. He lives with his wife Kathy in one of the historic districts in Marietta.