Professor of Professional Practice
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.