Public Policy Studies Faculty
Scott Cummings, Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology
Director, Midwest Center for Policy Research and Evaluation
Director, Doctoral Program in Public Policy Analysis and Administration
3750 Lindell Blvd
Phone: (314) 977-3931
Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Connecticut, 1972
M.A. in Sociology, San Jose State University, 1969
B.A. in History and Political Science, University of Maine, 1967
Public Policy and Policy Evaluation
Urban Underclass and Social Inequality
Community and Neighborhood Development Policy
Minority Economic Development and Ethnic Enterprise
Urban and Downtown Development Policy
Applied Statistical Analysis and Research Methods
SELECTED GRANTS, AWARDS AND SPONSORED PROJECTS
2001-2002 "Families and Children at Risk in St. Louis," Department of Human Services, City of St. Louis, Co-Principal Investigator, $45,250.
2000-2001 "Workforce Development Policy in the St. Louis Metropolitan Region," Annie E. Casey Foundation, Principal Investigator, $20,000
2000-2001 "A Needs Assessment of the Elderly in St. Louis," Department of Human Services, City of St. Louis, Co-Principal Investigator, $75,880.
2000 "Urban Neighborhoods and Community Capacity Building," Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, State University of New York, Principal Investigator, $42,000.
1999-2000 "Marketing the City of Louisville to the Commonwealth of Kentucky," Metropolitan College and Greater Louisville, Inc., Principal Investigator, $85,000
1999-2001 "A Plan to Evaluate the Use of Technology to Improve the Health Status of St. Louis School Children," the Deaconess Foundation, Principal Investigator, $74,445
1998-1999 "A Profile of Juvenile Crime in Kentucky," Department of Juvenile Justice, Commonwealth of Kentucky, Principal Investigator, $30,000.
1997-1999 "A Plan to Evaluate the Implementation and Impact of Welfare Reform in Kentucky", Cabinet for Families and Children, Commonwealth of Kentucky, Co-Principal Investigator, 5-year project, $1,500,000.
1996-97 "The Recruitment of Hispanic Youth into the Army." The U.S. Army Recruiting Command Program Analysis and Evaluation Directorate. Ft. Knox, KY, $45,000, Co
1996-97 "Minority Enterprise and City Purchasing Policies," Board of Aldermen, City of Louisville, $75,000, Principal Investigator.
1996-97 "The Determinants of Teen Pregnancy," Jefferson County Kentucky Health Department, $25,000, Principal Investigator.
1995-96 "Purchasing Decisions and Disparities on the Utilization of Minority and Women Vendors," Principal Investigator, Board of Aldermen, City of Louisville, $40,000.
1995-98 "Evaluation of the City of Louisville's Designation as a Federal Empowerment Zone Community," Principal Investigator, City of Louisville and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, $123,000.
1995-96 "Community Needs Assessment for the Louisville Jefferson County AWARE Coalition," Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Washington, DC. Co-Principal Investigator, $32,500
1995-96 "Evaluation of the City of Louisville's Enterprise Zone," Principal Investigator, Board of Aldermen, City of Louisville, $50,000
1995 "Evaluation of Purchasing Decisions: City of Louisville," Principal Investigator, McKissack and McKissack, Washington, D.C., $16,500.
1994-96 "Evaluation of the Louisville/Jefferson County Area-Wide Alcohol and Drugs Rehabilitation, Education, and Enforcement Coalition." Co-Principal Evaluator, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Washington, D.C., $300,000.
1994-95 "Needs Assessment of HIV Services in Jefferson County, Kentucky." Co-Principal Investigator, United States Conference of Mayors, Washington, D.C., $130,000.
1994 "A Strategic Plan for Drug Awareness and Prevention in Jefferson County, Kentucky." Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Washington, D.C., $14,000. Co-Principal Investigator.
1993-94 "Disparities in the Purchasing Activities of City and County Government," City of Louisville, County of Jefferson, Kentucky, $110,000, Principal Investigator.
1990-91 "Minority Business Development in Louisville," Kentuckiana Minority Supplier Development Agency, $26,760, Principal Investigator.
SELECTED BOOKS AND EDITED VOLUMES
Left Behind in Rosedale , (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1998).
Toward An Urban Policy Agenda for the 1990s , co-editor Special Issue of the Journal of Urban Affairs , (Greenwich, CT: JAI Press, 1992).
Gangs: The Origins and Impact of Contemporary Youth Gangs , co-editor, (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1992), with Daniel Monti.
Business Elites and Urban Development , editor, (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1988), 392 pp.
Immigrant Minorities and the Urban Working Class (Port Washington, NY: Associated Faculty Press, 1983), 151 pp.
Self in Urban America: Patterns of Minority Economic Development , editor, (Port Washington, NY: Kennikat Press, 1980), 236 pp.
SELECTED ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS
"Workforce Development Policies and Politics in the St. Louis Metropolitan Region," forthcoming in Regime Politics and Workforce Development Policy: A National Perspective, Robert Giloth , Editor, Philadelphia: Temple University Press.
"African American Entrepreneurship in the Suburbs," Journal of the American Planning Association, Winter, 1999, V. 65, No. 1, pp. 50-61.
"Immigration Restrictions and the American Worker," with Thomas Lambert, Population Research and Policy Review , V. 19, No. 6, December 1998, pp. 497-520.
"Injection Drug Users and HIV Risk Behaviors: The Criminal Justice Professionals' Role in Identifying and Responding to Multi-Faceted Risk Behaviors," Journal of Crime and Justice , with Richard Tewksbury and Gennaro Vito, Vol. XXI, No. 1, 1998, pp. 1-22.
"Anti-Hispanic and Anti-Asian Sentiments Among African Americans," 1997. Social Science Quarterly , Volume 78, No. 2, pp. 338-353, with Thomas Lambert.
"Urban Poverty, Public Policy, and the Underclass," in Ronald Vogel (ed.), Handbook of Research on Urban Politics and Policy, Greenwich, CT: Greenwood Press, 1997, pp. 306-323.
"Race and Public Policy in Louisville: The Development of an Urban Underclass," Journal of Black Studies , May 1997, Vol. 27, No. 2, pp. 615-649, with Michael Price.
"Graduate Programs in Urban and Public Affairs: The Missing Component of the Urban Mission," Metropolitan Universities , 1995, Volume 5, No. 4, pp. 13-26.
"Public Investments, Private Profits, and Shared Risks: Downtown Redevelopment in Louisville," in Gregory Squires (ed.), Unequal Partnerships (New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1989) with Theodore Koebel and Allen Whitt.
"Community Development in a Mexican Squatter Settlement: A Program Evaluation." Population Research and Policy Review , V. 7, No. 2, 1988, pp. 159-188, with Lenora Finn Paradis, Cheryl Alatriste, and James Cornehls.
"The Evolution of Hospice Care," Journal of Health and Social Behavior , November 1986, with Lenora Finn Paradis.
"Vulnerability to the Effects of Recession: Minority and Female Workers," Social Forces , March, 1987, pp. 834-857.
"Urban Policy Research and the Changing Fiscal Focus of the State: Sociology's Ambiguous Legacy and Uncertain Future," in Mark S. Rosentraub (ed.), Urban Policy Problems: Federal Policy and Institutional Change (New York: Praeger Publishers, 1986).
"Neighborhood Participation in Community Development: A Comparison of Strategic Approaches," Population Research and Policy Review , 1985, with Mark Glaser, pp. 267-287.
"Municipal Code Enforcement and Urban Redevelopment: Private Decisions and Public Policy in an American City," Review of Radical Political Economy , Winter, 1984, with Edmond Snider, pp. 129-150.
"The Political Economy of Social Science Funding," Sociological Inquiry , Spring, 1984, pp. 154-170.
"An Examination of the Perceived Effectiveness of Community Development Corporations: A Pilot Study," Journal of Urban Affairs , Fall, 1983, with Mark Glaser, pp. 315-330.
"Family Planning Among the Urban Poor: Sexual Politics and Social Policy," Family Relations , January, 1983, with Michele Cummings, pp. 47-58.
"Community Service Within the Urban University: A Case Study with a Political Message," Urban Education , October, 1982, with Joe C. Lee, pp. 267-289.
"White Ethnics, Racial Prejudice, and Labor Market Segmentation," American Journal of Sociology, January, 1980, pp. 938-950.
"A Critical Examination of the Portrayal of Catholic Immigrants in American Political History," Ethnicity , September, 1979, pp. 197-214.
"The Economic Socialization of Children," with Del Taebel, Social Problems , December, 1978, pp. 198-210.
"Evaluation Research: How to Negotiate Scientific Rigor," with Mark S. Rosentraub, Social Work Research and Abstracts , Fall, 1978, pp. 16-24.
"Racial Double-Standards of Morality in a Small Southern Town: Another Look at Myrdal's American Dilemma," Journal of Black Studies , Fall, 1978, pp. 67-86.
"Partisan Political Identification Among White Ethnic Groups," Sociological Focus , October, 1978, with Marty Price, pp. 301-316.
"Preachers Versus Teachers: Local-Cosmopolitan Conflict Over Censorship in an Appalachian Community," Rural Sociology , Spring, 1977, pp. 7-21.
"Racial Attitudes and Political Orientations Among Blue Collar Workers," Social Science Quarterly , March, 1977, pp. 907-920.
"Explaining Poor Academic Performance Among Black Children," The Educational Forum , Winter, 1977, pp. 335-346.
"Class and Racial Divisions in the Female Population: Some Practical and Political Dilemmas for the Women's Movement," Sociological Symposium , Spring, 1976, pp. 99-117.
"Black Culture, Negroes, and Colored People: Racial Image and Self-Esteem Among Black Adolescents," Phylon , September, 1975, with Robert Carrere, pp. 238-248.