Dr. Scott Hofacker, EdD, PE
STEM: You Can Really Do Just About Anything You Want.
Scott Hofacker is a Business Strategist in the Army’s Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center’s Prototype Integration Facility at the Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. Previous government assignments include Concept Design and Analysis Focus Area Lead in the Aviation Development Directorate, Aviation Staff Advisor in the Center Support Directorate, Chief Engineer in the Strategic Targets Program Office at the Missile Defense Agency, and Manufacturing Technology Lead. Scott also served as the Missile Science and Technology Liaison for the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Research and Technology in Washington, DC. Prior to joining the government, Scott worked as an aviation sales engineer, owned a small engineering company, and provided services as an engineering/marketing consultant, and was a business unit manager for a large defense contractor. He has nearly 30 years of experience in science and technology, product development and implementation, industrial and systems engineering, and program management.
Scott holds a doctorate in Human and Organizational Learning from The George Washington University. His research agenda centers on underrepresented minorities in STEM fields and the impact of the changing U.S. demographic, as well as Social Cognitive Theory applied to the engineering workplace and career development. Scott also holds a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering degree from Auburn University, a Master of Science in Engineering from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and a Master of Business Administration from the Florida Institute of Technology. Scott is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Alabama and a member of the Army Acquisition Corps.
Scott is an adjunct math professor in the Learning Support Department at Columbia State. He has a wife, two daughters, one son-in-law, and the most wonderful grandson ever.