Brent Scholar, Ed. D. originates from rural New Jersey. He calls New York City his second home and has lived around the globe; including California, England, Pennsylvania and currently in Phoenix, Arizona. Brent’s career has spanned many industries including, acting, catering, cake decorating, banking, restaurant leadership, mortgages, nonprofit leadership, and education. This breadth of experience brings valuable perspectives and experiences. Ultimately this brings him to incorporate servant leadership and conscious capitalism beliefs into his day-to-day work.
Brent holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of California Santa Barbara and a Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University. Brent earned his Doctor of Education with a specialization in Organizational Leadership from Argosy University. He focuses on creating leaders out of everyone’s innate potential. As a leadership, organizational behavior, and strategic management professor he has been creating dynamic courses at prestigious schools such as: Arizona State University, Grand Canyon University, University of Phoenix, and Argosy University. Through student engagement, he empowers the current and next generations of leaders to focus on growth and development of individuals thereby creating more successful organizations.
Brent has focused research on the topics of university retention for online education, the use of social media as a predictor for re-enrollment, and using technology to engage students. Brent advocates focusing on strengths over weaknesses and strengths-based leadership. He is continuously looking at how one can strengthen what one does best in order to be the best! So many people focus on “fixing” the weaknesses instead of doing what they do best. Sometimes, it is more effective to just keep it simple. Currently, Brent is exploring professor perceptions of student excuses within an online learning environment, while exploring different technologies to engage students and followers. In his free time he is taking his love of endurance events to a new level as he is producing a case study regarding team building and Ragnar, a running relay event spanning two days with 12 athletes per team.
Leading by example, Brent spends much of his “off time” training for his next endurance event. He regularly participates in 5K running events to marathons to triathlons. In the spirit of inclusion, Brent feels everyone, with the proper education, empowerment and engagement can succeed. He aspires to continue pushing his personal limits as he demonstrated completing Ironman Arizona in 13:28:25 in November 2017, and providing blind and deaf athletes a guide so they can experience what they love too.
Brent is available for key note speaking engagements, training sessions and leadership consulting all over the World. He recently aided a China based organization in realizing their true mission, vision and values.
Brent is excited to work with you to make you the leader you always wanted to be. Fill out the contact form or give us a call today!
Research Publication and Presentations
- Scholar, B. & Wessinger, C.M. (2018). Student Excuses: To Deceive or Inform: Results. Poster presented at University of Phoenix, Annual Research Symposium, June 2, 2018.
- Scholar, B. (2018, April 25). Diversity: Creating Safe Places. Presentation at Federally Employed Women Conference in Phoenix, Arizona
- Scholar, B. & Wessinger, C.M. (2018). Student Excuses: To Deceive or Inform: Methodology. Poster presented at 3rd Annual ASU Learning Innovation Showcase, February 12, 2018
- Scholar, B. & Wessinger, C.M. (2017). Student Excuses: To Deceive or Inform: Methodology. Poster presented at University of Phoenix, Annual Research Symposium, June 3, 2017.
- Scholar, B. (2017, March 9). What is leadership? [Web log comment]. Retrieved from https://cirt.gcu.edu/blogs/adjunct_blog/what_is_leadership#anchor_341b6407-3a4a-e711-80cf-000af7705322
- Scholar, B. (2017). Dialogue…Matters! A Respectful Environment to Discuss Social Unrest. Diversity Leadership Alliance Workshop, February 23, 2017
- Scholar, B. & Wessinger, C.M. (2017). Student Excuses: To Deceive or Inform. Poster presented at 2nd Annual ASU Learning Innovation Showcase, January 11, 2017
- Scholar, B. (2016, November 15). Adjunct Faculty and Work Life Balance. [Web log comment]. Retrieved from https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/adjunct-faculty-work-life-balance-scholar-leadership-consultant?trk=prof-post
- Scholar, B. (2016, November 1). Diversity: Creating Safe Places. Presentation at CCI Diversity & Inclusion Education Conference at Arizona State University
- Scholar, B. & Wessinger, C.M. (2016). Student Excuses: To Deceive or Inform. Poster presented at Grand Canyon University, Scholarship Day, August 17, 2016.
- Scholar, B. & Wessinger, C.M. (2016). Student Excuses: To Deceive or Inform. Poster presented at University of Phoenix, Research Symposium, June 4, 2016.
- Scholar, B. (2015). Leaders in the Classroom. Workshop Presentations presented at Grand Canyon University, December 2015.
- Scholar, B. (2015). Predicting Re-Enrollment for Online Learning Using Social Networking Websites. Canyon Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 3(2). Retrieved from https://cirt.gcu.edu/research/publication_presentation/gcujournals/cjis/current.
- Scholar, B. (2014). Predicting Re-Enrollment for Online Learning Using Social Networking Websites. Canyon Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies. Paper presented at Grand Canyon University, Delta Mu Delta Honors Symposium, December 2, 2014.
- Scholar, B. (2013). Social Media and Online Retention: Predictors of Re-Enrollment, Social Integration, or Just for Fun. Poster presented at University of Phoenix, Research Symposium, June 15, 2013.
Organizations and Affiliations
Diversity Leadership Alliance, Member since 2011, Education Committee Member since 2013
Omicron Delta Kappa, ASU Inaugural Class, March 2018
Young Nonprofit Professionals Network Phoenix, Member since 2010, Treasurer 2012-2014; Board Member 2012-2014
The National Society of Collegiate Scholars Member Since 2013
Networking Employers Training Professionals Association, Member since 2010, Treasurer 2011-
2012, Board Member 2016