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Office of Student Services
Associate Dean for Student Services & Curriculum
- West Virginia University School of Medicine
- Medical Education
Associate Dean for Student Services
About Scott Cottrell
Scott Cottrell, Ed.D. was appointed the Associate Dean for Student Services and Curriculum in 2011. Dr. Cottrell is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medical Education. He earned his doctorate from West Virginia University in 2001 with an emphasis in higher education leadership. Previously, he served as an Assistant Dean at the Eastern Division for nearly 4 years. His research interests include curricular development and assessment. He has authored several papers that focus on medical student learning and presented at national conferences. He has also designed and validated assessments that measure a variety of competencies, including professionalism and systems-based learning. Dr. Cottrell's teaching interests include statistics, measurement, and assessment. He was recently nominated for the West Virginia University Distinguished Teacher Award.
Dr. Cottrell has a national reputation and serves several leadership roles in professional organizations. He was recently elected as Chair for the Generalist in Medical Education, and is serving as the Southern Group on Education Affairs (SGEA) section's Chair for Medical Education Research, Scholarship and Evaluation (MESRE- formerly RIME). Dr. Cottrell was also the recipient of the Medical Education Scholarship Award for Outstanding Presentation at a recent SGEA conference. He has been asked to review manuscripts for a variety of journals and currently serves as the editor for Med Ed Online.
He lives in Morgantown with his wife, Lesley Cottrell and his two children, McKenna and Liam.
You may contact Dr. Cottrell at (304) 293-2408 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.