Scott Kissau

Dean's Office
Interim Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Education
Cato College of Education 212
704-687-0996

Profile

Scott Kissau (Ph. D., The University of Windsor, Ontario) is a Professor of foreign language teaching and learning, former Chair of the Department of Middle, Secondary, and K-12 Education, and currently serving as the interim Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Education. Dr. Kissau is recognized as an outstanding teaching. In 2011, he was the recipient of the College of Education Award for Excellence in Teaching. In 2015, Dr. Kissau was named the Higher Education Teacher of the Year by the Foreign Language Association of North Carolina, and in 2016 was the recipient of a national teaching award, the prestigious Anthony Papalia Award for Excellence in Teacher Education, granted by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). In addition to publishing dozens of articles in respected journals, such as the Journal of Teacher Education, Teaching and Teacher Education, and Foreign Language Annals, Dr. Kissau has received over $4 million in external funding.
 

Ph.D. - University of Windsor, Ontario, 2005, Educational Studies
M.Ed. - University of Windsor, Ontario, 2005, Educational Administration
B.Ed. - University of Windsor, Ontario, 1995, Bachelor of Education (French as a Second Language)
B.A. - Queen’s University, Ontario, 1994, Bachelor of Arts (French/German Translation)

Areas of Interest and Research

gender and language learning
second language motivation
computer-assisted language instruction
teacher recruitment

Awards and Honors: 

2016 ACTFL-NYSAFLT Anthony Papalia Award for Excellence in Teacher Education, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

2015 North Carolina Foreign Language Teacher of the Year (Higher Education), Foreign Language Association of North Carolina, October 2015.

Best of FLANC 2013. Engaging ALL Learners: Effective Lesson Plan Design. Highest evaluated session at the annual conference of the Foreign Language Association of North Carolina, September, 2013.

College of Education Award for Excellence in Research, 2012.

College of Education Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2011.

Best of FLANC 2009. Interactive teaching strategies to enhance foreign language reading comprehension. One of ten highest evaluated sessions at the annual conference of the Foreign Language Association of North Carolina, September, 2009.

Best of FLANC 2008. Shake, rattle and roll: The use of games in the foreign language classroom. One of ten highest evaluated sessions at the annual conference of the Foreign Language Association of North Carolina, October, 2008.