(1947–2007) Bogart Leashore received his PhD in Social Work and Sociology from the University of Michigan in 1979 and joined the faculty of Howard University teaching initially in the School of Social Work. From 1979 to 1985 he was faculty member, Research Associate and Chair (1983–1985) in the Department of Urban Studies at Howard University. In 1985 he became the Associate Dean for the School of Social Work at Howard University where he served until the call to the deanship at Hunter College School of Social Work in 1991. In his 12 years as dean of Hunter College School of Social Work (HCSSW), he led the school through budget reductions, administrative cutbacks, accreditation challenges and enrollment increases. In so doing, he took HCSSW to new places—a Distance Learning Center, a Center for Permanency in Child Welfare, an Advanced Standing Master's Degree Program and a PhD Program.
From Encyclopedia of Social Work in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Social Work.