Scott Ballantyne holds  a doctorate in education from Widener University and a master in public administration degree   from Kutztown University. His undergraduate degree is in accounting and was earned at Alvernia University where he is currently employed as the department chair and an associate professor in the business department. In addition, Ballantyne is a graduate of the "Education and Policy Fellowship" program supported by the Institute for Education Leadership.

Dr. Ballantyne is an award winning teacher at the collegiate level concentrating on leadership, finance and school business courses. He was the recipient of the "Christian R. & Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching." In addition Ballantyne was recognized by the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs which awarded him the "Teaching Excellence Award" for Region 2 which includes: Pennsylvania, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia.

Dr. Ballantyne has gained practical experience as a Pennsylvania Registered School Business Administrator working in Pennsylvania school districts. In addition, he holds licenses for fixed and variable insurance and annuities and was a licensed registered representative in the financial equities industries. He has started and operated several businesses and has published numerous articles and scholarly book reviews. He continues to present his research at international, national and regional academic conferences.

In 2011, Ballantyne co-authored the book "Planning in Reverse: A Viable Approach to Organizational Leadership" published by Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, MD.

He is a licensed boat captain, private pilot and motorcyclist. He enjoys fishing on the Chesapeake Bay and in the Florida Keys and riding his motorcycle through the twist and turns of mountain roads.