Social & Education Policy

Sally Scott

  • Community Development Consultant


Sally J. Scott is a community development consultant and adjunct professor at the University of Iowa. She is founder and chair of the Johnson County Affordable Homes Coalition, and has taught courses on community development (UI Center for Human Rights) and community organizing (School of Social Work). Her work focuses on affordable housing advocacy, cross-sector collaboration, neighborhood revitalization strategies, and strengthening nonprofit organizations. Previously, Scott worked in Baltimore, Maryland, where she lead collaborative community development initiatives to revitalize neighborhoods at risk of decline, mitigate the impact of foreclosure on low- and moderate-income families, and create a statewide network of community development practitioners. 

Research Interests

  • Affordable housing advocacy
  • Cross-sector collaboration
  • Community revitalization

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., International relations, Johns Hopkins University, 2001
  • M.S., Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania, 1997
  • B.A., American studies, Yale University, 1984