A way of life that gets your nature

Meet Dr. Vivian Mott

This Monday, we are excited to introduce you to SpringShire Advisory Board Member, Dr. Vivian Mott.

Dr. Mott recently retired from East Carolina University’s College of Education, where she served as Associate Dean, department chair and faculty in the department of Interdisciplinary Professions (formerly Higher, Adult and Counselor Education).  

She and her late husband Don moved to Greenville in 1995 to join the ECU community. They had previously made their home in east Tennessee where they enjoyed family time, travel, photography, and UT-Volunteer football and women’s basketball.

Vivian was the founder and CEO of Wilson Mott & Associates, a human resource management, training and development firm. She is author of three textbooks, numerous book chapters and professional journal articles, and a frequent presenter at national and international conferences. She presents on subjects such as the development of knowledge acquisition and professional expertise, reflective practice, organizational culture, multicultural issues, and ethics in education and business.

“I’ve been very fortunate to have traveled and worked in many wonderful places, nationally and internationally – and one of my great interests when I travel to different parts of the world are family dynamics, particularly in terms of care, respect for and interactions with the elderly,” says Dr. Mott.

Aside from her academic interest in elder care and social gerontology, Dr. Mott is committed to the Advisory Board because she feels SpringShire, as a model continuing care community, will be a unique addition to Greenville and Pitt County, and will have tremendous benefits not only for residents, but ECU and the larger community as a whole.

While teaching educational gerontology at ECU, Dr. Mott frequently engaged her graduate students in study, field experiences and simple enjoyment of residents in several retirement and assisted living communities. “While I hope we brought some joy and benefit to those residents, I know we all learned more and benefited greatly from visiting with them,” she comments.

“I very much look forward to serving on the Advisory Board, getting to know more future residents of SpringShire and lending a bit of expertise and perspective to the success of the community,” she says.