• Basic Information
  • Awards & Honors
  • Areas of Interest
David Scott Portrait

David W. Scott

Associate Professor of Mathematics, Chair of Mathematical Sciences Department

[email protected]
Office: Todd Wehr 208

Basic Information


  • B.A. in Mathematics, Pomona College
  • M.A. in Mathematics, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Courses Taught

  • MTH 130.03 Mathematical Thinking and Writing
  • MTH 202 Calculus II
  • MTH/COM 248 Discrete Mathematics
  • MTH 401 Secondary Teaching Methods
  • EXS 111.06 Fencing

Awards & Honors

  • Pi Mu Epsilon
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Beinecke Scholar
  • Severy Award for Outstanding Teaching (1994, 2002, 2007)
  • Former chair, Wisconsin section, Mathematics Association of America
  • Meritorious Service Award, Wisconsin Soccer Association
  • Service Award, Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association
  • Coach of the Year, Wisconsin Intercollegiate Soccer Association


Areas of Interest

Outside and Community-Related Interests

  • President, Ripon Area School Board
  • Trombone and harmonica player (currently RHS Polka Dots and Ceresco Band)
  • Active in coaching soccer at all levels from kindergarten to adult (including coordinating Ripon Recreational Soccer Association activities and assistant coach, Ripon High School girls)
  • Coaching credentials: USSF A License, USSF Youth License, USSF Goalkeeping License, NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
  • Member, state coaching staff, Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association, formerly director of coaching
  • Member, regional coaching staff, National Soccer Coaching

Academic Interests

  • Mathematics pedagogy
  • Artificial intelligence