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Scot Atkins

Associate Professor

Department of Business Studies
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

585-286-5250
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Scot Atkins

Associate Professor

Department of Business Studies
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Education

BS, MS, Rochester Institute of Technology; Ed.D., University of St. Thomas

585-286-5250

Areas of Expertise

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Journal Paper
S., Atkins,, et al. "Centering the Deaf Experience: Student/Faculty Partnerships in Inclusive Pedagogy Development." Learning Communities Journal 13. (2021): 2-24. Print.
S., Schley, S. Cawthon, S., Marchetti, C., Atkins,. "From access to inclusion: A faculty learning community curriculum." Journal of Faculty Development 35. 3 (2021): 44-50. Print.
Uninvited Presentations
Atkins, W. Scot. "Beyond the lemonade stand: Best practices for entrepreneurial education for deaf and hard of hearing students." International Conference on the Education of the Deaf. ICED. Brisbane, AUS. 10 Jul. 2021. Conference Presentation.
Book Chapter
Mukta, Kulkarni,, W. Scot Atkins, and David Baldridge. "Breaking Barriers by Patterning Employment Success." Palgrave Handbook of Disability at Work. Ed. Sandra Fieden, Mark Moore, and Gemma Bend. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020. 219-236. Print.

Currently Teaching

NBUS-211
3 Credits
This course is an overview of the functions and processes of business organizations. Topics include the roles and responsibilities of the manager, managing business ethics and social responsibility, competing in a global environment, organizational structure and authority, and managing diversity, change, communication and innovation.
NBUS-225
3 Credits
This course introduces the role of the entrepreneur in identifying opportunities, seeking funding and other resources, and managing the formation and sustainability of the new venture. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the development process from idea generation to realization of a product or service by creating a business plan.
NBUS-226
3 Credits
The purpose of this course is to provide students with the tools to understand and analyze behaviors of individuals, groups and the organization itself. Through class discussions, assignments and case analysis, students will determine the impact of the behaviors on the organization. Students will then determine how the organization can be managed more effectively to enhance employees work experiences while maintaining organizational success. Students will exit the course with a clearer understanding of how to create and maintain a productive work environment that will help organizations perform more effectively.