Title: Instructor of Sociology (Retired)
Company: Palo Alto College
Location: San Antonio, Texas, United States
Peggy L. Mott, PhD, Instructor of Sociology at Palo Alto College, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in sociology.
With a desire to learn why and how people act and make decisions, Dr. Mott pursued studies in sociology, first earning a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences from Southwest Texas State University in 1980. She went on to serve as an assistant instructor at her alma mater until 1982 when she achieved a Master of Arts in Teaching, as well as a Doctor of Philosophy in comparative religion in 1995, further propelling her into the next level of her career. Notably, from 1991 to 2010, Dr. Mott excelled as an instructor of sociology at Palo Alto College in San Antonio, Texas.
Alongside her primary teaching positions, Dr. Mott has served the San Antonio Poets Association as a poet laureate from 1994 to 1995, president from 1992 to 1993 and vice president from 1991 to 1992. Today, she maintains professional affiliation with the association, as well as the International Society of Poets, Clipper Ship Poets, San Antonio Ethnic Arts Society, San Antonio Poetry Festival and Alamo Area Poets of Texas. With this sentiment, she has authored and co-authored numerous written works, including “Hwap” in Patchwork Poems and “Lucidity” in The T.O.P. Hwupp, along with the poems “Inkwell Echos,” “Screaming Silences” and “Concho River Review.”
In the earlier years of her career, Dr. Mott served the Lackland Air Force Base’s Arts and Crafts Center as an instructor of ceramics from 1969 to 1972 and as director of sales from 1972 to 1977. Backed by a certification in ceramic arts from the National Ceramic Art Institute from 1977, she flourished in her creative posts. Recognized for her efforts, Dr. Mott was honored as Volunteer of the Quarter, Month and Year by the Lackland Air Force Base and Air Training Command on multiple occasions between 1976 and 1985. To attest to her legacy, she can also be found in numerous editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who of American Women. In her spare time, Dr. Mott enjoys reading, writing and needlecrafts.
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