Scott W. Allard is the Daniel J. Evans Endowed Professor of Social Policy at the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington with expertise in poverty and inequality, social welfare policy, and urban policy. He is the co-director of the Family Self-Sufficiency Data Center at the University of Chicago. In addition to his appointment at the University of Washington, he is a nonresidential senior fellow at the Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program, and an affiliate of the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Scott Allard_2017_08_17_1023He is author of Out of Reach: Place, Poverty, and the New American Welfare State (Yale University Press, 2009). His most recent book entitled, Places in Need: The Changing Geography of Poverty, was published in June 2017 by the Russell Sage Foundation Press. In addition, he has published several articles on the geography of contemporary social welfare policy and on social service delivery in the post-welfare reform era that have appeared in the Journal of Politics, the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Policy Studies Journal, Publius: The Journal of Federalism, and Urban Affairs Review.

Click here for Professor Allard’s research report “Strained Suburbs: The Social Services Challenge of Rising Suburban Poverty,” from the Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program, which explores how suburban nonprofit organizations are coping with rising need and falling revenues.

Allard has received research grants supporting his work on social welfare policy from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Russell Sage Foundation, The Brookings Institution, the University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research (UKCPR), and the Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI).

Click here to download Professor Allard’s current vita (in .pdf format).

Scott W. Allard
Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy and Governance
University of Washington