Ashford University Program Chair Scott Zimmer

Education, like all progress, does not belong to the strongest, the smartest, or the bravest, but to the one who never gives up.

Scott Zimmer, JD

Program Chair


Scott Zimmer is program chair for the Bachelor of Arts in Library Science & Media degree program in the College of Education at Ashford University. He has a master’s degree in library science from the University of Iowa, a master’s degree in computer science from Azusa Pacific University, a juris doctorate from California Western School of Law, and is in the process of completing a dissertation in educational leadership on the topic of bullying in higher education for a joint program between UC San Diego and CSU San Marcos. 

Mr. Zimmer has more than 20 years of experience as a librarian, mostly in academic libraries but also in public and corporate libraries. In 2008, he moved to San Diego to serve as university librarian for a small, private university before taking on his role at Ashford.

Mr. Zimmer was born and grew up in Vermillion, South Dakota. He met his wife, Sophia, in 1996. They have two sons, Andres (19) and Santiago (13), as well as two cats, a Basset Hound, and two tailless whip spiders that his son Andres is caring for. His hobbies include tabletop gaming with his kids and participating in various crafts with his wife, who alternates between knitting, spinning fiber into yarn, making jewelry, and many other pastimes.


Juris Doctorate
California Western School of Law
MA in Library Science
University of Iowa
MS in Computer Science
Azusa Pacific University

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