(1882–1948) Kenneth Pray was a leader in social work education. A native of Whitewater, Wisconsin, he graduated from the University of Wisconsin and moved to Philadelphia where he worked as a reporter for the city's Record. Pray left journalism to become executive secretary of social planning and administration for the Public Charities Association. He was also interested in prison reform and served as a member of the boards of the Pennsylvania Prison Society, the Pennsylvania State Industrial School at Huntington, and the Pennsylvania State Industrial Home for Women at Muncy. Leadership roles in the American Association of Social Workers and the National Conference of Social Work were among his other professional activities. For 26 years, Pray served as director and professor of social planning and administration at the School of Social Work at the University of Pennsylvania.
From Encyclopedia of Social Work in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Social Work.