Spring 2020
School Updates

New CRSP Leadership Announced

James Huguley and John Wallace are the new faces of CRSP.

The School of Social Work has new leadership at the helm of its Center on race and Social Problems (CRSP). James Huguley has been named interim director, and John Wallace is the center’s new senior fellow for research and community engagement.  Larry E. Davis, who founded the center in 2002 and developed its role in leading and elevating race-related conversations and research, retired this past fall to become dean emeritus.

James HuguleyHuguley has been a faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work since 2015 and has served as chair of CRSP’s Educational Disparities Research Advisory Panel for the last five years. “I’m thrilled to build on the groundbreaking work that Dr. Davis has done in making CRSP a leader in the cultivation and dissemination of race research and evidence-based practices,” says Huguley. “Going forward, our team hopes to expand the center’s footprint locally and nationally toward an even greater impact on ameliorating social problems and promoting racial justice.”

Wallace is the David E. Epperson Chair and professor at the School of Social Work. He will support the center’s efforts to expand research activities, opportunities, funding, and dissemination efforts. “I am very excited about the future and look forward to the chance to see CRSP continue to build, lead, and push boundaries on thinking, conversations, and research around race and social problems,” he says.