The picture at the top of the page was one of my fondest momentos from my trips to France. It is a lazy Saturday afternoon in May outside the village of Briollay, located just northeast of Angers. I had spent the day hiking through the countryside, and captured this solitary fisherman under the steeple of the twelfth-century church steeple.

Brief Biography

Dr. Scott A. Gavorsky at Kleine ScheideggI was born in Ashtabula, Ohio, on the shores of Lake Erie, before moving with my family to Atlanta. I have always been interested in why people made the choices they did--hence my interest in history.

I completed my A.A. at Dekalb College (now Georgia Perimeter College) in 1997, then moved to Oglethorpe University to complete my B.A. in History in 1999.

I began graduate studies at Emory University in Atlanta in 2000, and earned my Ph.D. in August 2009. Along the way, I had the opportunities to teach at Emory University and the University of Georgia.

After completing my dissertation, I made the cross-continent move to the West, where I have been able to enjoy some of the most beautiful country on earth (Alaska and Nevada) in between semesters. The hiking and camping simply cannot be beat (even in the Bernese Oberland, another of my favorite places).

Recent Activities

The GBC Mannequin Challenge

GBC's Computer Technology department put out a Mannequin Challenge to the other departments around campus. A bit of a chance to play with some new technology and take a break from exam grading.

The video features members of the Social Science Department and our resident metic from Arts and Letters--as well as some celebrity cameos.


Scott A. Gavorsky
Social Sciences Department
Great Basin College
1500 College Parkway
DCIT 121
Elko, NV 89801

(775) 753-2122

Updated on 15 December 2016
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