Scott Harding, PhD

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Associate Professor and Co-Director, PhD Program

Scott Harding, Ph.D., is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, 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 Breaking the War Habit: The Debate over Militarism in American Education (University of Georgia Press, 2022), 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. (2018).  “A borderline issue”: Are there child soldiers in the United States? Journal of Human Rights, 17(3), 322-339.

 Libal, K., Felten, G. & Harding, S. (2019).  Refugee resettlement in the United States: The central role of volunteerism in a time of backlash. In S. M. Berthold & K. Libal (Eds.), Refugees and asylum seekers: Interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives (pp. 74-99).  Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio Press.

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

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.

Scott Harding, PhD
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