C. Scott Dempwolf, PhD

Assistant Research Scientist

University of Maryland College of Information Studies

College Park, Maryland

C. Scott Dempwolf


C. Scott Dempwolf is Assistant Research Scientist in the College of Information Studies (iSchool) at the University of Maryland, College Park. His research focuses on data models and analytic methods for complex adaptive systems including innovation & entrepreneurial ecosystems, as well as smart cities. His teaching includes smart cities, statistics, and introduction to programming for information professionals. Scott joined the iSchool from the Urban Studies and Planning Program where he earned his PhD in 2012, directed the EDA-sponsored University Center from 2011 - 2021, and taught smart cities, economic development, and community planning studios. Prior to joining the University of Maryland Scott practiced economic and community development for over 20 years at neighborhood, city, county and regional levels, earning a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) designation. Scott earned a PhD in Urban and Regional Planning from UMD, a Masters in Community and Regional Planning from Temple University; a Bachelor’s from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an Associate’s from St. Petersburg College.

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