Barrett Scroggs 15, '18

Barrett Scroggs 15, '18

Barrett Scroggs, Ph.D. is the assistant director of academic affairs and an associate professor of human development and family studies at Penn State Mont Alto. He is an affiliated faculty with both the Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center and the Social Science Research Institute.

His research examines gender and sexual minority individuals as they make the transition from adolescence to adulthood. Among other topics, he explores motivations for engaging in outdoor activity, variance in substance use and experiences of connection and minority group identification within the LGBTQIA+ community. At Penn State, Scroggs teaches courses on life-span, adolescent and emerging adult development, diversity, creativity and sexual identity.

He is the co-chair of the Penn State Presidential Commission for LGBTQ Equity and the chair of the Penn State Mont Alto Faculty Senate. Additionally, Scroggs received the Provost Endorsement in Leadership and Service as a part of the 2023 Penn State Emerging Academic Leaders program.

Outside of Penn State, he serves on the steering committee for the Society for the Study of Human Development.

Scroggs is a two-time graduate of K-State, earning his master’s degree in theater in 2015 and his doctoral degree in family studies and human services in 2018.