- D.M.A., Doctor of Musical Arts, University of Memphis
- M.M., Master of Music, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
- B.M., Bachelor of Music, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Scott L. Hines, Instructor of Music Theory, received a DMA in music composition from the University of Memphis and a M.M. and B.M. in theory and composition at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Scott has served in adjunct faculty positions at the University of Memphis and Mid-South Community College. His music has been performed in the United States, China, Greece, and Turkey. He has served as facilities manager at the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music. He also spent 26 years in the newspaper and broadcast industry in management, commercial production and sports play-by-play positions.