Office of the Provost

School of Social Work Dean Search

Following the announcement that Dr. Larry Davis will step down as Dean of the School of Social Work, the University of Pittsburgh is conducting a search for a new Dean. All interested parties are invited to review the information below. Additional information about the search will be provided as it is available.

Position Specification:

Please review the Position Specification for the Dean of the School of Social Work.

Nominations and Applications:

For priority consideration, candidates should apply by February 9, 2018. Applications should include 1) a detailed curriculum vitae and 2) a letter of interest that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the Position Specification, as well as the applicant’s motivation to apply.

To ensure full consideration, inquiries, nominations, and applications should be submitted electronically, in confidence, to Rosa Morris at:

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Search Committee:

Patricia D. Kroboth (Chair) 
Dean and Dr. Gordon J. Vanscoy Distinguished Service Professor, School of Pharmacy

Yodit Betru, DWS, LCSW
Assistant Clinical Professor

Jaime Booth
Assistant Professor of Social Work

Amy DeGurian
Field Education Coordinator

Shaun Eack
David E. Epperson Professor of Social Work and Psychiatry

Ray Engel
Associate Professor of Social Work

Sara Goodkind
Associate Professor of Social Work

Leah Paglialonga
Undergraduate student

Ashley L. Pesi
MSW student, COSA

John M. Wallace, Jr.
Professor of Social Work

Open Forum:

The committee held an open forum meeting to allow members of the Pitt community to provide input into the search process.  The open forum took place on Monday, November 20.

Community Survey:

The committee invites Pitt community members and friends to share thoughts and feedback regarding the next Dean through a Community Survey.