Wilfrid Laurier University announced Wednesday that Kathy Hogarth has been appointed as the dean of the Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work.
Hogarth is currently an associate professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Waterloo's Renison University College, and will bring a wealth of diverse teaching experience to the role.
“I am delighted to welcome Dr. Hogarth to Laurier and, in particular, as an esteemed leader of the Faculty of Social Work,” said Tony Vannelli, provost and vice-president: academic. “Her experience in academia as an inspiring educator and thought leader in issues related to social justice, equity and inclusion will be much to the benefit of students, faculty and staff alike.”
Hogarth also serves as a special advisor on anti-racism and inclusivity to the university's Office of the VP, Research and International, and has held academic and teaching positions in social work at King's University College and York University, among other places.
She earned her PhD in social work from Laurier in 2012 and holds two Master degrees - one from Laurier and another from the Caribbean Graduate School of Theology in Jamaica.
“I am very excited to be re-joining the Laurier community to take on this very important role of dean of the Faculty of Social Work,” said Hogarth. “Over the years, the Faculty of Social Work has been instrumental in creating the kind of social change needed in our community, across our nation and around the globe. And there is much left to be done.
"I look forward to the journeys we will be taking together in changing our world. I am excited about the kind of community we will continue to build, where together as students, staff and faculty we can all thrive.”
Hogarth will formally begin the role of dean on Sept. 1, 2021.