OUP remembers the life of Encyclopedia of Social Work Senior Editor Larry E. Davis

July 9, 2021

Oxford University Press remembers the life of Encyclopedia of Social Work Senior Editor Larry E. Davis, who passed away earlier this year.

Larry E. Davis, MA, MSW, Ph.D. (1946-2021) was the Dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Pittsburgh, where he was also the Donald M. Henderson Professor. Dr. Davis was the Director and founder of the Center on Race and Social Problems, founder of the journal Race and Social Problems, and co-editor (with Professor Terry Mizrahi) of the 20th edition of the Encyclopedia of Social Work. He co-authored an important article on African Americans for the Encyclopedia, and was instrumental in commissioning dozens of other articles in his areas of specialization, which included interracial group dynamics; the impact of race, gender, and class on interpersonal interactions; youth; African American family formation; and academic achievement and youth decisions to stay in school.