- B.S., Western Oregon State College
- M.F.A., Eastern Washington University
Scott T. Starbuck, a San Diego Mesa College Creative Writing Coordinator, was voted "Teacher of the Year" by students at Glendale Community College in Arizona. In addition to being a professor and poet, he makes clay art which is online at the Spirit of the Salmon Fund and Columbia River Gallery. He maintains creative writing Web sites at Poets & Writers and the San Diego Mesa College Creative Writing Program. His next chapbook, Riverwalker, will be published by Mountains and Rivers Press in 2011 or 2012.