Scot Evans received his Ph.D. in Community Research and Action at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. He has a master¹s degree in Human Development Counseling also from Vanderbilt. Dr. Evans also has extensive practical experience in community-based organizations as a youth development worker, crisis worker, family counselor, youth program developer, program evaluator, and organizational consultant.
Dr. Evans’ current work and interests include promoting the role of community-based human service organizations in the promotion of wellbeing, social change, and social justice. He is co-investigator on the Miami SPECs project with organizational partners in the Miami area. This three-year project is promoting strength-based practice, prevention, empowerment, and community change while researching the process of organizational transformation in these settings.
In addition to his research endeavors, Dr. Evans is actively engaged in teaching and supervising undergraduate, master, and doctoral students. Dr. Evans is also actively involved in promoting action for social change. He is the co-founder of Psychologists Acting with Conscience Together (PsyACT), the webmaster for the Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA–APA Division 27), and a member of Psychologists for Social Responsibility.