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About Us

Our Mission

Welcome to the Teaching and Learning Toolbox. Our mission is to provide you with proven technology resources as well as regular tips and tricks that can simplify incorporating technology into your courses. From hardware, software, apps to pedagogy, we hope this website will become your teaching and learning resource center. Enjoy your visit and we look forward to you becoming a member of our teaching and learning community.

The Teaching and Learning Toolbox Team

Markus Ahrens

Markus Ahrens joined the Accounting & Legal Studies Department at St. Louis Community College-Meramec in 2001 and currently serves as the department chair. Prior to his teaching career, he worked as an accountant for 15 years. He earned a Master in Business Administration from Saint Louis University and recently completed his PhD coursework at Saint Louis University. In addition, Markus is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant.

Markus is active in service learning and served as a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Site Coordinator for eight years. Furthermore, Markus has received national awards for his teaching and his innovation in the classroom, including most recently, the 2013 AICPA Bea Sanders Innovation Award in Teaching Introductory Accounting Courses. In addition, Markus has given over 100 academic presentations, mostly related to student engagement techniques.

Currently, Markus serves as a Trustee for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Foundation Board, serves as President for the Two-Year Section of the American Accounting Association, and co-chairs the national steering committee for the Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting. Furthermore, Markus serves on the AICPA Pre-Certification Education Executive Committee. In 2010, Markus served as president for the Missouri Association of Accounting Educators. In addition, Markus is a member of the Teachers of Accounting at Two-Year Colleges, Institute of Management Accountants, Missouri Society of CPA’s and the Association of Experiential Education organizations.

Cathy Scott

Cathy Scott is currently a Professor of Accounting and the Accounting Program Department Chair at Navarro College. She is also an adjunct accounting instructor at Northwood University. Additionally, Cathy has taught automotive management and marketing as well as general management and marketing courses. Cathy made a career shift into academics, after a 25-year accounting, consulting and training career within the automotive and RV industries.

Cathy has spoken on numerous occasions about effectively using technology in the classroom, improving online education and engaging students with activity learning. She is also an author on a College Accounting textbook with a career focused approach. Additionally, Cathy has been a popular speaker for Automotive/RV manufacturers and dealer associations, plus she has written several articles for automotive publications.

Cathy is a proud recipient of the 2014 Texas Society of CPA’s Outstanding Accounting Educator Award, the 2012-2013 American Accounting Association’s Two-Year College Educator of the Year Award, and Navarro College’s 2010 Teaching of Excellence Award. She has also received recognition for her involvement in various professional and community service organizations, including the 2012 Rotaract Founder’s Award, 2009 Lion’s Club Humanitarian Award, and the Ford Motor Company Business Management Outstanding Achievement Award, Ford Division Accountants Honor Roll 1993, 1992.

Cathy currently serves as the American Accounting Association (AAA) Teaching, Learning and Curriculum webinar coordinator, the secretary for AAA Two-Year College section, is a board member for the Teachers of Accounting at Two-Year Colleges, serves on the Audit Committee for the Texas Community College Teacher’s Association and has served as a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) college liaison and volunteer trainer for six years. Cathy is also a member of the Institute of Management Accountants and the Academy of Management.

Cathy is a proud recipient of the Texas Society of CPA’s Outstanding Accounting Educator Award, the American Accounting Association’s Two-Year College Educator of the Year Award, and Navarro College’s Teaching of Excellence Award. She has also received recognition for her involvement in various professional and community service organizations, including the Rotaract of Navarro College Founder’s Award, Lion’s Club of Corsicana Humanitarian Award, and the Ford Motor Company Business Management Outstanding Achievement Award, Ford Division Accountants Honor Roll. Cathy currently serves as the American Accounting Association (AAA) Two-Year College Section Vice-President and Council Representative. She also serves as a board member for the Teachers of Accounting at Two-Year Colleges, and the webmaster for the Texas Business and Technology Educators Association. Cathy has also served as a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) college liaison and volunteer trainer for several years. Cathy is also a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the Institute of Management Accountants, the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Academy of Management.