SVCC Snapshot: Tom Scales

We visit with Tom Scales, Associate Professor of Economics, Business, and Agribusiness at Southside Virginia Community College.


How long have you worked at SVCC? 

Since 2004

Name one thing on your bucket list.

Going to Hawaii

Who was your favorite teacher?

Dr. Leon Geyer, who taught Ag Law and Ag Policy classes at Virginia Tech

What did you want to do when you grew up?

History teacher by day, farmer by night...I'm almost there!

What was your first job?

Vocational teacher, Holmes Middle School

Of what achievement are you most proud?

Completing an M.A. in Economics in spite of being ADHD

If you could have lunch with one person, dead or alive, who would it be? What would you eat?

Marcus T. Cicero - I'd introduce him to Krispy Kreme Doughnuts.

What is the best book you ever read?

Besides the Bible, The Hunt For Red October