Scott Pleasants

Director of Engineering and Computational Technology 
   
    

Profile:

Scott Pleasants is dynamic, detail oriented, highly motivated and results driven professional with over twenty (20) years of proven IT leadership and in-depth understanding of the IT industry.

He currently serves as the Director of Engineering and Computational Technology for the Liberty University School of Engineering where he is responsible for aligning technology services and initiatives with the teaching, research, and administrative functions of the programs.  He is active involved in several public relations roles that encompass K-12, STEM, DoD, and civic opportunities. 

Additionally, he is responsible for supervising all of the engineering and computer science technology initiatives, including applications, development, infrastructure, workstation support, data center, network, instructional technology, and user support services.

His prior service in the U.S. Army and National Guard have been key in moving forward with defense-based research, which has aided in the development of intelligence specific IT programs at the university.

Currently, Scott serves as Vice-President of the Region 2000 Technology Council, a non-profit business organization, is dedicated to fostering an environment that stimulates innovation and growth of technology-focused organizations in the 2000 square miles that comprise Virginia's Region 2000.


Education & Professional Experience:

Northeastern University
Masters of Science in Technology Commercialization

Region 2000 Technology Council
Vice-President, Board of Directors

Region 2000 Future Focus Foundation
Vice-President, Board of Directors

U.S. Army
82nd Airborne Division,24th ID/48th Combat Brigade, 29th ID


Presentations & Grants:

  • Changing the face of learning:  Active learning environments
  • Social Enterprise Study: Grant from Podio
  • Recipient of $398,000 Software Grant from Simio, Simulation Software for Engineering Program
  • Embracing the "i" Technology (Spring 2012)
  • Active Learning Environments (Spring 2012)
  • Technology without distractions: Choosing technologies for maximum impact.
  • Business plan for Thin Client technologies and virtual environments.
  • Linux as a desktop solution.
  •  Instructional technology and implementation systems.
  • Content Management and web design.
  • Learning Management Systems integration.
  • Protecting you and your family from the internet.
  • Internet security in Higher Education.
  • Thinking beyond the classroom with iTunesU.
  • The open source alternative.
  • SharePoint 2007 and InfoPath.
  • Blackboard Basics and advanced development.
  • Implementing multimedia in the classroom.