Pitt School of Social Work Dean named American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare Fellow

Larry E. Davis, Dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Pittsburgh and Director and founder of the Center on Race and Social Problems was named a fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare.

The American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare, founded in 2009, is an honorific society of distinguished scholars and practitioners dedicated to achieving excellence in the field of social work and social welfare through high-impact work that advances social good.

Davis has been committed to social work research and scholarship for over 40 years. Prior to his arrival at the University of Pittsburgh in 2001, Dr. Davis had been a faculty member at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri since 1977, where he was a Professor of Social Work and Psychology and the holder of the E. Desmond Lee Chair in Ethnic and Racial Diversity.

He has written, edited, or co-authored five books: Race, Gender and Class: Guidelines for Practice with Individuals, Families and Groups (co-authored with Enola Proctor), Ethnic Issues in Adolescent Mental Health (Co-edited with Arlene Stiffman), Working with African American Males: A Guide to Practice (2000), Black and Single: Finding and Choosing a Partner who is Right for You (3rd edition 2004), and Measuring Race and Ethnicity, co-authored with Rafael Engel (2011). Dr. Davis is the co-editor in chief of the Encyclopedia of Social Work, 20th Edition.

He is also the founder and Chairman of the Editorial Board of the Race and Social Problems journal, Springer Publications.

In addition, Dr. Davis is the founder and leader of REAP-a consortium of Race, Ethnicity, and Poverty centers from across the United States.

Davis will join this year’s fellows at the Induction Ceremony in San Antonio, Texas on January 18, 2014.

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