Thanks for visiting Gnostic Bent!
This is me: Scott M.
Who am I, you ask? Well, this is the part that I always struggle with: how to label myself. I’m not a big fan of labels, but I’ll give it a shot. Any of these might fit, so please take your pick…
Student Advocate. Academic Advisor. Freelance Writer & Editor. Student Affairs Professional. Freethinker. Agnostic. Liberal. Father. Husband. Cinephile. Amateur Screenwriter. Tall Drink of Water. Homo Sapien.
Originally from Chicago and the son of an Argentinean father and American mother, I currently reside in eastern North Carolina, where I work at a small, private college. I am a proud member of our Student Success Center, where I direct a conditional-acceptance program for our at-risk freshmen and perform a multitude of other duties–academic advising, teaching, tutoring, consulting, editing, writing… you name it.
In terms of education, I feel like I have what I need, at least from a formal perspective. My BA in English/Journalism came from NC State University, followed by an MA in English/Creative Writing from East Carolina University. I would probably pursue my doctorate if (a) it didn’t cost so damn much and (b) I had the time to do it. And no, I’m not a huge believer in online degrees. There is simply no substitute for classroom learning and interaction, at least to some degree.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, watching television and movies, playing golf, traveling (when I can afford it), swimming… this is starting to sound like a singles ad, so hopefully this is enough.
I am excited that you chose to visit my blog and to read a little more about me. Hit me up anytime you have questions or feel like making contact. You can never have too many friends and connections, to be sure.
Thanks and enjoy Gnostic Bent!