Scott Dempwolf, PhD
Scott Dempwolf is currently an Assistant Research Professor in the University of Maryland, Economic Development University Center.
Scott's dissertation demonstrated that innovation networks play an important role in smaller industrial regions and that by explicitly considering network approaches, federal economic development policy would be more effective and equitable. His research uses both Social Network Analysis and traditional econometric methods to evaluate the impact of innovation networks on economic growth at the county level. He was recently awarded a prestigious Wylie Fellowship for the 2011-2012 academic year to support the completion of his thesis.
Scott has authored two peer-reviewed papers, "The Uses of Social Network Analysis in Planning", forthcoming in The Journal of Planning Literature; and "An Evaluation of Recent Industrial Land Use Studies in the US: Do History and Theory Make Better Practice?" currently under revision, also at JPL. He has presented papers at two ACSP conferences and participated in a roundtable of thought leaders on the role of universities in transformative regional engagement. His paper "Using Social Network Analysis to Access the Relational Dimension in Planning Research and Practice" has been accepted for presentation at the 2011 World Planning Schools Congress in Perth, Australia.
Scott is a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) and has worked as an independent consultant since 2005, focusing primarily on the development of regional manufacturing clusters in renewable and nuclear energy technologies. He is a member of the Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA) and has worked over the past year to formalize a collaborative relationship between MEDA and the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Prior to 2005 he was a development manager and special projects manager for York County Economic Development Corporation in York, Pennsylvania, and director of Crispus Attucks Community Development Corporation, also in York. Scott earned his Bachelor's degree in Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Masters in Community and Regional Planning from Temple University. He currently teaches a graduate course in Technology Led Economic Development and is scheduled to teach URSP 661, City and Regional Economic Development Planning in the fall of 2011. He is also scheduled to teach two professional development courses - Analyzing Regional Innovation Clusters and Social Network Analysis for Planners - during the summer of 2011.Scott's papers, CV and other materials
Scott Dempwolf, PhD
Urban Studies and Planning Program
School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation
University of Maryland