Since joining the Barrett honors faculty in 2001, Jacquelyn Scott Lynch has specialized in teaching Barrett's signature interdisciplinary seminar, The Human Event, which explores major foundations of human thought and creative expression from antiquity to the present. She also teaches honors seminars on creative non-fiction, modern literature, the history of ideas, and culture and identity. As a Barrett Faculty Mentor for the Lorraine W. Frank Office of National Scholarship Advisement, she mentors students applying for nationally-competed scholarships such as Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships, Fulbright Killam Fellowships, and Undergraduate Fulbright UK Summer Institute Scholarships.
Professor Scott's twenty years of administrative leadership experience includes chairing the Barrett Honors Faculty and directing the Barrett Faculty Mentoring Program for Teaching Excellence, a program she established in 2007 to help ensure the success of faculty new to teaching honors seminars at ASU. Supported by an Arizona Board of Regents Learner-Centered Education Grant, she founded the Barrett Writing Center (2002-present) and from 2005-2009 participated on the executive committee that designed Barrett's nine-acre, 140 million dollar campus.
An advocate of undergraduate study abroad, she has taught eleven Barrett educational travel programs in locations such as Florence, Athens, Paris, Berlin, London, Rome, Dublin, and Prague. In 2017-18 she joined ASU's Leadership Academy and led a cohort of 30 ASU faculty through ASU's inaurgural Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) Effective Teaching Practices curriculum. She frequently presents on high impact pedagogy to national and university audiences.
Professor Scott has received the inaugural ASU Provost's Award for Excellence in Classroom Performance (2007), an ASU Faculty Women’s Association Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award (2011), a 2014 Outstanding Achievement and Contribution Award from the ASU Commission on the Status of Women, and the 2015 Associated Students of ASU Centennial Professorship for her support of undergraduate student success. She is a six-time Devils' Advocates "Apple Polisher" Faculty Appreciation honoree and a two-time winner of Barrett's Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching.