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Lazzaro, Leah K

Leah 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, 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

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

Recently Taught Classes

2022 Fall

  • Social Work Leadership and Management – SW 613

2022 Spring

  • Social Work Practice With Communities – SW 344

2021 Fall

  • Global Community Practice – SW 518
  • Social Work Leadership and Management – SW 613

2021 Spring

  • Social Work Practice With Communities – SW 344

2020 Fall

  • Social Work Leadership and Management – SW 613

2020 Summer C

  • Applications of Social Justice and Human Rights in Social Work – SW 669

2020 Spring

  • Implications of Social Justice and Human Rights for Social Work – SW 627
  • Seminar in Social Work – SW 426

2019 Fall

  • Social Work Leadership and Management – SW 613
  • Writing for Social Workers – SW 222

2019 Spring

  • Introduction to Social Work – SW 105

Frequently Taught Classes

  • Global Community Practice (SW 518)
  • Introduction to Social Work (SW 105)
  • Social Work Leadership and Management (SW 613)
  • Social Work Management and Leadership (SW 613)
  • Social Work Practice With Communities (SW 344)
  • Writing for Social Workers (SW 222)