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Scott W. Allard is an Associate Professor at the University of Chicago's School of Social Service Administration (SSA) with expertise in social welfare policy, federalism and intergovernmental relationships, and urban policy. Click here to view his faculty page at SSA, or here to view his page with the University of Chicago News Office.

He is author of Out of Reach: Place, Poverty, and the New American Welfare State (Yale University Press). In addition, he has publised 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.

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 University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research (UKCPR), and the Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI).

In addition to his appointment at the University of Chicago, he is a research affiliate of the National Poverty Center at the University of Michigan, the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the RUPRI Rural Poverty Research Center.

Scott W. Allard
Associate Professor
University of Chicago  
School of Social Service Administration