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Scott Tharp

  • Assessment and Effectiveness Specialist | Office of the Vice President, Planning, Operations and Assessment
  • PhD, MSW

  • Adjunct Faculty

  • 312-362-5644


​Scott Tharp is a scholar-practitioner and educational interventionist in the areas of social justice education curriculum design, facilitation, and assessment. He received his Ph.D. in Curriculum Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago and his Masters in Social Work from the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor with a focus on community organization and intergroup dialogue. His research interests focus on the development and assessment of social justice education curriculum and pedagogical practices. Scott has published scholarly articles in the Journal of Transformative Education, Multicultural Education, Multicultural Perspectives, and Whiteness in Education. Additionally, he is the author of two books, Doing Social Justice Education: A Practitioner's Guide for Workshops and Structured Conversations (2020), and Decoding Privilege: Exploring White College Students' Views on Social Inequality (2022). Scott previously served on the National Advisory Board for the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE). Scott currently serves DePaul University as the Assessment and Effectiveness Specialist in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs at DePaul University where he supports the assessment of student learning and other program evaluation projects among co-curricular units on campus.