A Foundation of Strengths. A Vision of Justice. A Mission of Change.

Edward T. Scanlon

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis, George Warren Brown School of Social Work
Primary office:
Edwards Campus, Regnier Hall 270
Second office:
Lawrence Campus, Twente Hall Room 119


Dr. Edward Scanlon is an associate professor and MSW Program Director at the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare. He is interested in issues related to poverty, social justice and social change. His current work focuses on asset based social welfare and helping clients to build financial capabilities.

Teaching Interests

  • Social work practice
  • Social welfare policy

Research Interests

  • Social work practice
  • Social welfare policy
  • Poverty
  • Social justice
  • Social change

Selected Publications

Friedline, T., Scanlon, E., Johnson, T., & Elliot, W. (2015). GEAR-UP administrators’ perceptions of implementing a College Savings Account program from the perspective of GEAR UP financial partners. . Journal of Community Practice, 23(2), 203-237.

Wittman, L., & Scanlon, E. (2015). From Helena to Harlem: Barriers to saving at two SEED sites. . Journal of Community Practice, 23(3-4), 415-435.

Conrad-Hiebner, A., & Scanlon, E. (2015). Economic conditions and child maltreatment: Toward an agenda for social work. . Families in Society, 96(1), 59-66.

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