Dr. Scott Layton

Faculty, Department Chair, Natural Science

Since 2002, Scott Layton has been an instructor of biology and microbiology at Cowley College.


  • PhD - Environmental Science, Oklahoma State University
  • MS - Curriculum and Instruction, Oklahoma State University
  • BS - Science Education, Oklahoma State University


  • “Engaging Undergraduates in the Scientific Process: Exploring Invertebrate Endocrine Disruption” The American Biology Teacher, May 2016 

Awards and Certifications

  • Endowed Chair for Teaching Excellence 2008-2010,
  • Stirnaman Award for Teaching Excellence, 2007-08,
  • NSF - Summer Institutes for Chemistry, Biology, and RNA Interference
  • Certifications in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Science, Anatomy and Physiology

Professional Organizations

  • Cowley Education Association (CEA),
  • National education Association (NEA),
  • Kansas National Education Association (KNEA),
  • American Society of Microbiologists (ASM),
  • National Association of Biology teachers (NABT)


  • Stillwater Public Schools (nine years)
  • Newkirk Public Schools (one year)
  • Cowley College (2002-present)
  • Phi Theta Kappa Co-Sponsor