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Leah K. Lazzaro, DSW, LSW

Assistant Dean


Department
School of Social Work
Office
McAllan Hall 319
Phone
732-263-5764
Email
lwingard@monmouth.edu

Leah K. Lazzaro, DSW, LSW

Leah K. Lazzaro, DSW, LSW, is the Assistant Dean of the School of Social Work. She completed her Doctor of Social Work Degree Master’s degree at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, her MSW degree at Monmouth University and her Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Women’s Studies at Pennsylvania State University.

Her areas of research and experience include social work leadership and management, feminist theory, field education, volunteer management, program development/evaluation, online teaching and learning.

Education

D.S.W., Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

M.S.W., Monmouth University

B.A., Women’s Studies & Psychology, Pennsylvania State University

Publications

Scholarly Articles

Current Research and Scholarship

Cummings, C. & Lazzaro, L.K. (in process). Perceptions, preferences, and educational needs: Alumni voices in DSW development

Lazzaro, L.K. & Ward, K. (in process) Book chapter on Gatekeeping in Baccalaureate Program Directors Book

Lazzaro, L.K. (in process) Social work leadership: Still the missing ingredient

Publications or other Scholarly Work

Lazzaro, L. K. (2019).”Social work educators’ perceptions of their leadership and management competencies.” Social Work Doctoral Dissertations. 10.
https://research.library.kutztown.edu/socialworkdissertations/10

NASW (2012). Community Development. (p. 55-59) NASW National Delegate Assembly Policy Panelist.

Book Chapter:

Jou, M.K., & Lazzaro, L.K. (2009). Collaborative Forensic Social Work with Refugees. In T. Maschi, C. Bradley, & K. Ward (Eds.), Forensic Social work: Psychological and legal issues in diverse practice settings. (337-348). New York: Springer.

Refereed Presentations:

Cummings, C. & Lazzaro, L.K. (2019). Perceptions, preferences, and educational needs: Alumni voices in DSW development. Presentation at the CSWE Annual Program Meeting, Denver, CO October 24-27.

Moore-Bembry, N. Deepak, A.K., Lazzaro, L.K. (2019). From classroom to campus: Building a culture of anti-racism reflection and action. Presentation at the CSWE Annual Program Meeting, Denver, CO October 24-27.

Lazzaro, L.K. (2019). Field education as a new innovation: Mentoring future social work leaders. Presentation at The Network for Social Work Management’s Annual Conference, Chicago, IL May 30-31.

Moore-Bembry, N., Deepak, A.K., Lazzaro, L.K. (2018). Growing together as allies: Expanding the circle. Presentation at the CSWE Annual Program Meeting, Orlando, FL November 8-11.

Lazzaro, L.K., Deepak, A.K., Moore-Bembry, N. (2017). Growing together as allies: A path to achieving equal opportunity and justice. Presentation at the CSWE Annual Program Meeting, Dallas, TX October 19-22.

Jou, M.K., & Lazzaro, L.K. (2008). From Persecution to Legal Limbo: Seeking Asylum. Presentation at the CSWE Annual Program Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Awards

2019 Commencement Graduate Student Speaker, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

2004 Social Justice Student Award, Monmouth University

Additional Information

Professional Activities

2020 – Present Assistant Dean

2015 – 2020 Director of Field & Professional Education

2011 – 2015 Assistant Director of Field Education

2006 – 2011 Coordinator of Field & Professional Education

Courses