Scott A. Lukas is Faculty Chair of Teaching and Learning (a unique position focused on pedagogical development, workshop creation, and audio-visual/Web documentation) at Lake Tahoe Community College, where he has previously taught Anthropology and Sociology. He was Visiting Professor of American Studies at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and taught Anthropology and Sociology at Valparaiso University. He was the recipient of the national AAA/McGraw-Hill Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching of Anthropology by the American Anthropological Association in 2005 and the California statewide Hayward Award for Excellence in Education by the California Community Colleges in 2003. He has offered workshops, keynotes, and presentations at the University of Oxford, Nanyang Technological University, Stanford University, the University of Freiburg, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, the City University of New York, Aarhus University, the Library of Congress, United States Institute of Peace, New York University, Duke University, and is the author/editor of seven books, including The Immersive Worlds Handbook and Theme Park. He has consulted for the themed entertainment industry and is a former Six Flags theme park trainer. Scott has provided interviews for To the Best of Our Knowledge, the Canadian Broadcasting Company, The Independent, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Slate, The Chicago Tribune, The Financial Times (of London), Wondery, The Daily Beast, Huffington Post UK, Atlas Obscura, Skift, Caravan, the Angie Coiro Show, and was part of the documentary film and video series, The Nature of Existence (directed by Roger Nygard).