Larry E. Davis, pioneering dean of the School of Social Work, dies at 74

Larry E. Davis, dean of Pitt’s School of Social Work from 2001 to 2018 and founding director of its Center on Race and Social Problems, died on March 30, 2021.

Under his leadership, the School of Social Work was ranked among the country’s top 10 social work schools by U.S. News & World Report. He recruited faculty members with wide-ranging specialties, made the school’s doctoral program more rigorous and gained a reputation for being the kind of leader who helped others be successful.

Read a Tribune-Review obituary