Scott A Chazdon

he, him, his, Evaluation and Research Specialist

1996 …2023

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Professional Information

Scott joined Extension in 2007 to develop new, and strengthen existing, performance management and evaluation efforts for Community Vitality's programs and initiatives. Scott brings experience in evaluation project management, grant writing, research, public policy analysis, and database management, as well as community development and organizing. He has become a national leader in the use of Ripple Effect Mapping as an evaluation tool for exploring the impacts of community development programming, as well as in the development of community readiness assessment for long-term, issue-based work in communities.

Before joining Extension, Scott spent 10 years with the Minnesota Department of Human Services where he designed, conducted and reported on the evaluation of programs, including the state's welfare reform programs. He has demonstrated experience in qualitative and quantitative methodology and analysis, participatory evaluation strategies, and conducting evaluation and research in diverse settings — from the squatter settlements of Arequipa, Peru to the offices of community reinvestment officials at local banks. He can read and converse fluently in Spanish.

Affiliations, honors and community Service

  • Member: American Sociological Association, American Evaluation Association, Minnesota Evaluation Association, National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals
  • Service: Minnesota Evaluation Association; Sociologists of Minnesota

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Sociology, University of Denver

Award Date: Jun 1 1996

MA, Sociocultural Anthropology, University of Florida

Award Date: Jun 1 1987

BA, Urban Studies, Macalester College

Award Date: May 10 1983


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