B.R.E., Cornerstone University
B.S., Grace Christian University
 Systematic Theology, Grand Rapids Theological Seminary
M.A., Counseling, Cornerstone University
M.A., Emergency Mgt. & Homeland Security, Arizona State University
M.S.W., Grand Valley State University
Ed.S., University of Michigan
D.Min., Conflict Management, Trinity Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine, Northcentral University

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), State of Michigan
Licensed Master’s Social Worker (LMSW, Clinical & Macro), State of Michigan

Dr. Scott Shaw is Professor of Human Services at Grace Christian University. Scott was clinical supervisor & therapist at Lutheran Child & Family Service of Michigan, from 2000 to 2010. Previously, he worked for seven years at Hope Network Behavioral Health (Grand Rapids, MI), serving adults with chronic mental illness in various residential, clinical and administrative positions.  Scott is a graduate of the 38th Police Academy at Grand Valley State University, and has worked in local and county law enforcement.  He is nationally board certified in counseling (NCC), a Fellow of the American Psychotherapy Association, and a Certified Professional Empowerment Coach (CPEC) through the Grace Center for Empowerment Coaching.

Scott is a 4th degree black belt and certified Taekwondo instructor (ATA) who leads the Grace Christian University Taekwondo Club. Scott also holds a 1st degree black belt in Shinsei Arnis jitsu (stick & knife) and has trained previously in Pukang Tang Soo Do, Aikido, Shorin Ryu Karate, Krav Maga and Pressure Point Control Tactics (PPCT). Scott has trained in PPCT’s basic subject control curriculum including GAGE and bladed-weapon defense, and is a certified Instructor of PPCT’s “SHARP” (Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention) women’s self-defense curriculum, offered at Grace Christian University every semester.