Scott W. Allard
Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
Allard’s research and teaching expertise are in the areas of poverty and social welfare policy in the United States. He is currently working on projects exploring how families have coped with job loss in the wake of the Great Recession, the suburbanization of poverty, and the impact of the recession on social service agencies and nonprofits. Allard is a Nonresidential Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program and a Faculty Research Affiliate of the National Poverty Center at the University of Michigan. Allard has worked with a number of public and nongovernmental organizations examining issues of poverty and safety-net provision in the Chicago Metropolitan Area.