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Scott W. Allard

Nonresident Senior Fellow - Metropolitan Policy Program

Scott W. Allard is a professor in the University of Washington's Evans School of Public Policy and Governance with expertise in the areas of social welfare policy and poverty. His primary research interests are in work and safety net program participation, spatial variation in the delivery of social welfare programs, food security, and the role of nonprofit organizations in the safety net.

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 Brookings Institution, the Russell Sage Foundation, the University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research (UKCPR), the Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) at the University of Wisconsin, and the Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI). His book entitled, Out of Reach: Place, Poverty, and the New American Welfare State (Yale University Press, 2009), explores the accessibility and stability of social service agencies serving low-income populations in urban America. In addition, he has published several articles on the geography of contemporary social welfare policy, residential mobility and spatial mismatches in urban labor markets, 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, Housing Policy Debate, Policy Studies Journal, Publius: The Journal of Federalism, and Urban Affairs Review.

Professor Allard is the co-director of the Family Self-Sufficiency Data Center at the University of Chicago, and a faculty research affiliate of the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and of the National Poverty Center at the University of Michigan. Prior to his faculty position at the University of Washington, Professor Allard held faculty positions in the Department of Public Administration at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, in Political Science and Public Policy at Brown University, and in the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. He received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Michigan.

Scott W. Allard is a professor in the University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Policy and Governance with expertise in the areas of social welfare policy and poverty. His primary research interests are in work and safety net program participation, spatial variation in the delivery of social welfare programs, food security, and the role of nonprofit organizations in the safety net.

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 Brookings Institution, the Russell Sage Foundation, the University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research (UKCPR), the Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) at the University of Wisconsin, and the Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI). His book entitled, Out of Reach: Place, Poverty, and the New American Welfare State (Yale University Press, 2009), explores the accessibility and stability of social service agencies serving low-income populations in urban America. In addition, he has published several articles on the geography of contemporary social welfare policy, residential mobility and spatial mismatches in urban labor markets, 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, Housing Policy Debate, Policy Studies Journal, Publius: The Journal of Federalism, and Urban Affairs Review.

Professor Allard is the co-director of the Family Self-Sufficiency Data Center at the University of Chicago, and a faculty research affiliate of the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and of the National Poverty Center at the University of Michigan. Prior to his faculty position at the University of Washington, Professor Allard held faculty positions in the Department of Public Administration at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, in Political Science and Public Policy at Brown University, and in the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. He received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Michigan.