Dr. Scott Harding, Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, is the recipient of the 2014 UConn Alumni Association Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award at the graduate level. The award will be presented at a ceremony in October.

Photo of Scott Harding, PhD, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Assoicate Professor

Scott Harding, PhD, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor

“Dr. Harding is an outstanding educator, researcher and engaged scholar, he motivates our students to become champions of issues that affect the most vulnerable populations through social work practice, community organizing, and advocacy. Dr. Harding is a teacher of exceptional ability and dedication who enriches our School and its graduate students, as well as the social work profession, through his knowledge and commitment to be an outstanding teacher,” said Dean Salome Raheim in her letter of nomination.

Scott teaches a number of courses, both required and elective, in the MSW and Ph.D. programs. These include courses on community organization; social welfare policy; macro foundation practice; war, militarism, peace and social work; social movements; and qualitative research methods. In addition to teaching, he is an advisor and mentor to first year students in the School’s doctoral program and has been a major advisor and dissertation external reviewer for several doctoral students. Currently, he is the Chair of three dissertation committees for students in the Ph.D. program.

Dr. Harding’s excellence in teaching has been recognized previously while a faculty member at the University of Washington and University of Kansas.

Click here for Dr. Harding’s faculty profile: http://ssw.uconn.edu/faculty-listing/scott-harding-ph-d