Faculty and Staff Directory

Malcolm Scott, MSW, PhD

Malcolm Scott Assistant Professor

Contact information

Education 138
1586 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1586
(970) 491-5818

Areas of Interest

  • Educational Access and Opportunity
  • Minority Undergraduate/Graduate Educational Opportunity
  • Cultural Diversity/Ethnicity in Student Achievement and Success
  • Service-Learning and Culturally Responsive Learning Communities
  • Community Development
  • Youth and Young Adult Development Programs – Urban/Suburban


Dr. Malcolm E. Scott, Assistant Professor, joined the Colorado State University School of Social Work faculty in the spring of 2006. Dr. Scott received his Ph.D. in Education and Human Resource Studies in 2005 (Interdisciplinary - Education/Social Work), and his M.S.W. from Colorado State in 2001, and a B.S.W. degree from Southern University (Baton Rouge, LA) in 1999. Dr. Scott has been employed in many settings within the university and has worked in the areas of youth and community research, diversity and cultural competence, and organizational culture and development. He is currently the Associate Director of the Public Achievement for Community Transformation program, and is Director of the Human Services Assessment Project. Dr. Scott has worked as a trainer for the Department of Health and Human Services, developing strategies for serving families with co-occurring needs. He has addressed health and wellness issues, as well as issues of diversity with Colorado State Patrol, training their training officers. Dr. Scott has received training in early child care, and is a licensed early child care provider in the state of Colorado. Most recently, he has been engaged in the development of a model for understanding and addressing diversity and inclusion in the classroom. He is involved in training and work in the areas of curriculum development, service-learning, and college and university-wide strategies for recruitment and retention of diverse faculty, staff, and students as well. Dr. Scott's dissertation proposed an environmental-structural framework for addressing barriers and supports that impact African-Americans seeking advanced social work education.

Degree Information

Ph.D., December 2005, Education and Human Resource Studies, Colorado State University
M.S.W., May 2001, Social Work, Colorado State University
B.S.W., May 1999, Social Work, Southern University and A&M College

Academic Appointments

2014-Present - Affiliated Faculty, The Center for the Study of Crime and Justice, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
2013-Present - Affiliated Faculty, The Urban Education Collaborative, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
2005-Present - Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Colorado state University Fort Collins, CO
2012-Present - Director, Human Services Assessment Project, School of Social Work, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
2010-2014 - Associate Director, Public Achievement for Community Transformation Program (PACT), Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

Professional post-baccalaureate and post-master's social work experience

1999 - 2000: Co-Facilitator, Colorado Design Team Project, Colorado Department of Human Services in Collaboration with the University of Utah, Fort Collins, CO

Current professional, academic, community-related, and scientific memberships

National Association of Social Workers, 2006 - present
Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association; Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2006 - present
American Educational Researcher Association, 2005 – present
International Honorary for Leaders in University Apartment Communities, 2000 – present

Community service responsibilities and activities for the last 3 years

2014 – Present Homeless Gear Program
2013 – Present Service Learning and Community Engagement (SLICE)
2013 – Present Poudre School District
2013 – 2015 Poudre Fire Authority
2008 – Present Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Commemoration
2001 – Present Black/African American Cultural Center
2013 – Present CSU Division of Athletics
2013 – Present TILT Teaching for Diversity
2012 – Present Black/African American Cultural Center           Donald W. Wilson Professional Mentoring Program (since 2010)           Gospel Fest Planning Committee (Since 2010)           Scholarship Committee 2010 - 2013           Awards Banquet 2011-2013

Special awards, fellowships, grants, and other recognitions received during the last 3 years

2015, College of Health and Human Sciences’ Superior Faculty Service Award (Nomination)
2014, Outstanding MSW Student Award, School of Social Work 40th Year Anniversary Celebration, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado State University
Scott, M.E. (2013). The Institute for Teaching and Learning (TILT) Reinvention Center, Science of Learning Course Redesign Competition 2013-2014.
2013, Best Teaching Award (Nomination) Colorado State University Alumni Association.
2013, Multi-Ethnic Distinguished Service Award: In recognition of meritorious service and contributions, Colorado State University.
2013, The Tahereh Eimani Annual Community Service Award: In recognition of social justice advocacy and service to the community, The Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is’ of Fort Collins, Colorado.
Scott, M.E. (2013). Graduate School Mini-grant recruitment program. $2,000.
Jennings, L., & Scott, M.E. (2013). Bohemian Foundation/Pharos Fund Grant - PACT: Empowering more diverse youth in their communities $10,000 Co-PI.

Professional presentations presented during the last 5 years

Atwood, L., DiGregorio, G., Novak, H., Parsons, M., Schneider, J., Scott, M., & Thayer, M. (2016 May). Reframing the first generations college student narrative. The Institute for Learning and Teaching, Colorado State University

Scott, M. (2016 January). Culture and inclusion: Strategies for engaging cultural dialogue and action in the classroom. Teaching and Learning Center, Lewis-Clark State College

Atwood, L., DiGregorio, G., Novak, H., Parsons, M., Thayer, P., & Scott, M. (2015 September). Toward a new understanding of first generation students and ways to enhance our interactions with them in and outside the classroom. Colorado State University Diversity Symposium

Jennings, L., Scott, M. E., Brantmeier, K., & Lyter, L. (2015, April). Working toward justice through critical youth empowerment: Supporting disenfranchised youth as critical citizens. 96th American Educational Research Conference. Chicago, Illinois. Special Interest Group (SIG) Paper Session.

Scott, M. E. & Houston-Magee, D. (2014, November). Unconscious biases and culturally responsive communication. After School Zone Conference. Early Childhood Council of Larimer County. Loveland, Colorado.

Scott, M. E., (2013, October). Intersection of religion and spirituality in the helping professions. University of Wyoming Division of Social Work, College of Health Sciences.

Scott, M. E. (2013, September). Beams of hope: Spirituals and gospel music through the ages. Colorado State University Diversity Symposium.

Selected Publications

Butler, B., Lewis, C., Moore, J., & Scott, M. E. (2012). Assessing the odds: Disproportional discipline practices and implications for educational stakeholders. Journal of Negro Education, 81, (1), 11-24.

Morales, A., Sheafor, B.W., & Scott, M. E. (2012). Social work: A profession of many faces (12th ed. Updated Edition). Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon.

Scott, M.E. (2012). A child welfare case: The social worker in action. In Morales, A., Sheafor, B.W., & Scott, M.E., Social work: A profession of many faces (12th ed. Updated Edition). Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon.

Scott, M.E. (2012). Spirituality in a Secular Profession. In Morales, A., Sheafor, B.W., & Scott, M.E., Social work: A profession of many faces (12th ed. Updated Edition). Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon.

Scott, M.E. & Borskey, E. (2012). Social Work Practice with African Americans. In Morales, A., Sheafor, B.W., & Scott, M.E., Social work: A profession of many faces (12th ed. Updated Edition). Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon.