Malcolm E. Scott is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas. Malcolm attended and graduated (1999) from Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, in Baton Rouge, where he received the Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work. Malcolm went on to earn the Master of Science degree in Social Work (2001) and a Doctor of Philosophy in Education and Human Resource Studies from Colorado State University (2006). Malcolm’s writing and research interests focus on youth and community development, urban education and community-engaged scholarship, issues facing vulnerable populations, and higher education access and opportunities for students of color. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the center of his scholarship along with community academic partnership (CAPs) efforts that address disproportional school discipline practices, college student food security, and adult reentry programs and services. In his leisure time Malcolm enjoys spending time with his wife, sporting events with his grandson, cooking, gardening, reading a good book, and international travel.