Faculty Interview: Scot Vaver Loves Koalas

BDD AllisonWhen assigned the task of interviewing any faculty member I wanted, a half dozen professors popped into my head. UW-Stout has many phenomenal professors who are passionate about what they do.

I chose to interview Scot Vaver. Scot works at UW-Stout in the College of Management. He is an academic advisor as well as an advisor for Sigma Alpha Epsilon. He has worked at UW-Stout for six and a half years. I had him for Principles of Management.

Scot is a down to earth, funny, easy person to talk to that always has a great story to tell. If you’ve ever been one of his students, you’ve probably heard a particularly hilarious story about a nervous interviewee that you’ll never forget.

So without further ado, here are some questions, serious and fun, that helped me get to know Scot a little better.

Scot Vaver

Q: What is one piece of advice that you would students to succeed in life?

Network, get out there and meet people.

Q: Would you rather sky dive or bungee jump?

Sky dive.

Q: Would you rather swim with sharks or get stung by a jelly fish?

Stung by a jellyfish.

Q: If you could have one superpower for a day, what would it be and why?

It wouldn’t be reading minds because I already basically have that. Be invisible- I can walk around and see what people say and do without them having the feeling of being watched- I like to people watch.


Q: How much can you bench?

Not sure, I don’t bench. A loaf of bread.

Q: Favorite past time?


Q: What kind of student were you in high school?

Terrible. Absolutely terrible. Class clown. Wild sense of humor. I would have been voted “most likely to do not a damn thing” in college.

Q: What is your spirit animal and why?

Koala bear- my favorite animal. Because they are lovable and cute like me.

Q:  When and where was the first time that you ever saw/spoke to your significant other?

I was hanging out with a few friends around town and this girl drove by with a two other friends in a green Dodge Spirit convertible. I can remember it just like yesterday. One of my friends yells to them as they drove around the corner. And I told him, they’re coming back, they’re driving around the block. And lo and behold, they drove up a minute later. And then they pulled out super soakers and soaked us all.

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