D. Scott Tharp


D. Scott Tharp, Ph.D., M.S.W., has worked in higher education for over ten years with a focus on social justice education, learning assessment, and program evaluation. As a scholar-practitioner, his research focuses on all aspects of social justice education, including curriculum design, facilitation, and assessment. He currently serves the DePaul University community as the Assessment & Effectiveness Specialist for the Division of Student Affairs. Previously, Dr. Tharp served DePaul as Associate Director within the former Center for Intercultural Programs where he oversaw the Center's curricular social justice education program and workshop initiatives, created and facilitated diversity and social justice education workshops for students, faculty, staff, and community partners, and coordinated a new online education initiative. Before that, Dr. Tharp served as the Program Coordinator in the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs at Columbia College Chicago.

Dr. Tharp is an active scholar-practitioner who has published articles in the Journal of Transformative Education, Multicultural Education, Multicultural Perspectives, Change Magazine, About Campus Magazine, and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education Magazine. He is a member of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) and an invited speaker at NCORE - the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education. He also served on the National Advisory Committee for NCORE from 2014-2017.

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Author's Books

Doing Social Justice Education

A Practitioner's Guide for Workshops and Structured Conversations


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