Larry Davis, Dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Pittsburgh, to Step Down

Larry E. Davis dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Pittsburgh, has announced that he will step down as the end of the current academic year. He has led the School of Social work since 2001.

Dr. Davis is also the Donald M. Henderson Professor in the School of Social Work and the founding director of the university’s Center on Race and Social Problems. He is the author of Why Are They Angry With Us? Essays on Race (Oxford University Press, 2015).

Patrick Gallagher, chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh, said that “Larry has transformed Pitt into one of the nation’s top destinations to study social work. At the same time, he has dedicated his career to issues of race, civil rights and social justice and inspired countless others to follow in his footsteps. Our university community is grateful for his many contributions, and our world is a better, fairer place because of his efforts.”

Professor Davis is a graduate of Michigan State University, where he majored in psychology. He holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in social work and psychology from the University of Michigan.


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