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Scott Helm, Ph.D.

Director, Executive M.P.A. and M.B.A.
Associate Teaching Professor, Public Affairs
419 Executive Hall

Scott Helm is a teaching faculty member at the Henry W. Bloch School of Management, where he teaches program evaluation and policy analysis and financial management in the Masters of Public Administration program and is director of the Bloch School of Management’s Executive M.P.A. program. He has a B.A. in economics from Washington College, an M.P.A. with a concentration in nonprofit management from the Bloch School of Management at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and an Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in public administration and economics from University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Helm is also an associate director with the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership at UMKC. Using his background in economics and nonprofit management, Helm has spent the last several years working with nonprofit organizations, assisting them with program evaluation, market research, commercialization, business planning, strategic planning and board training.

As a senior fellow for MCNL, Helm has managed a variety of applied research projects and directed quantitative analysis projects, including designing and implementing program evaluations for a diverse set of organizations.

Additionally, Helm has managed the annual “Kansas City Nonprofit Sector at a Glance” project since 2002 and the Nonprofit Salary and Benefits Survey.

Helm’s primary research focus is social entrepreneurship. His work in this area has led to publication and several presentations at international and national academic conferences. Along with UMKC doctoral student, Fredrik O. Andersson, Helm won the Nonprofit Management and Leadership 2011 Editors’ Prize for Volume 20 for their article, “Beyond Taxonomy: An Empirical Validation of Social Entrepreneurship in the Nonprofit Sector.”