Larry Michalczyk

Professor of Professional Practice

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Larry Michalczyk brings to the University of Louisville’s Kent School of Social Work, over 44 years of social work experience in public services. Larry currently serves as a full time teaching faculty in Social Policy, Leadership and Student Internships at U of L’s Kent School and is a planning, management and training consultant for the university. In 2012 he started his own consulting firm, Michalczyk Consulting Group, LLC.

Larry formerly served (2000-2010) as a state advisor/ consultant for KY’s Department for Community Based Services. There he developed innovative Community Partnerships for Protecting Children and promoted foster care reform efforts in several regions of Kentucky. From 2007-2010, Larry also served as a state consultant for the Kentucky Race, Community and Child Welfare Initiative (RCCW).

Prior to his U of L appointment, Larry served as Vice President of Planning for Seven Counties Services, (community mental health) from 1992-2000.  In state government from 1977-1992, Larry formerly served as the Budget Director, Deputy Commissioner and Commissioner of Kentucky’s Department for Social Services  (Child Welfare & Juvenile Justice). Larry is a founding Partner of Louisville’s Neighborhood Place System (Eight one-stop family service centers). He has worked extensively with the Edna McConnell Clark and Annie E Casey Foundations and with the Center for the Study of Social Policy in Washington, DC. Larry is a former Board Member of Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky, Inc, Community Coordinated Child Care (4C’s). and 2NOT1 Fatherhood & Families, Inc.

Larry received his BA in Social Welfare from Loyola University, New Orleans, LA and his MSSW from the Raymond A. Kent School of Social Work, Louisville, KY. He is a 2014 Kent Alumni Fellow Award recipient.