Scott Harding, PhD

Co-Director, PhD Program and Associate Professor

Scott Harding, Ph.D., is Associate Professor and Co-Director of the PhD Program.  He teaches in the BSW, MSW, and PhD programs, including courses on social welfare policy, macro practice, and an elective on War, Militarism, Peace, and Social Work. He is co-author of Counter-Recruitment and the Campaign to Demilitarize Public Schools (Palgrave McMillan, 2017), and Human-Rights Based Approaches to Community Practice in the United States (Springer, 2015). He is a Board Member of Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS).

Research Interests

Community Organization
War, Militarism, and Peace Activism
Forced Migration and Refugee Resettlement

Curriculum Vitae

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Selected Publications

Harding, S. & Kershner, S. (2015).  Counter-Recruitment and the Campaign to Demilitarize Public Schools.

Kershner, S. & Harding, S. (2014). Addressing the Militarization of Youth.  Peace Review, 26(2), 250-257.

Libal, K., Tomczak, .S M., Spath, R. & Harding, S. (2014). Hunger in a Land of Plenty A Renewed Call for Social Work ActionSocial Work, 59(4), 366-369.

Harding, S. & Kershner, S. (2011). “Just say no”: Organizing against militarism in public schools. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, 38(2), 79-109.

Libal, K. & Harding, S. (2011). Humanitarian alliances: Local and international NGO partnerships and the Iraqi refugee crisis. Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, 9, 162-178.

Simmons, L. & Harding, S. (2009). Community-labor coalitions for progressive change. Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health, 24(1/2), 99-112.

Harding, S. (2007). Man-made disaster and development: The case of Iraq. International Social Work, 50(3), 295-306.

Scanlon. E. & Harding, S. (2005). Social work and labor unions: Historical and contemporary alliances. Journal of Community Practice, 13(1), 9-30.

Harding, S. (2004). The sound of silence: Social work, the academy, and Iraq. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, 31(2), 179-197.

Scott Harding, PhD
Contact Information
Phone(959) 200-3628
Office LocationRoom 209 HSSW