Scott Helm is the director of the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership, director of the Bloch executive MBA, and a professor of practice at the Henry W. Bloch School of Management. He has a B.A. in economics from Washington College, a M.P.A. with a concentration in nonprofit management from UMKC, and an Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in public administration and economics from UMKC.
For more than a decade Dr. Helm has worked at the intersection of practice and higher education – seeking solutions to improve the Kansas City community. Dr. Helm employs human centered design in all engagements, seeking first to understand problems from the perspective of the client, and then working collaboratively to build solutions. He has worked with a diverse range of private sector institutions including, The Kansas City Royals, H&R Block, The Youth Volunteer Corps, Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kanbe’s Markets, and Hispanic Development Fund.