Patrick Leung: Graduate College of Social Work - University of Houston
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Patrick Leung, Ph.D.


Professor of Social Work

Room: 444 Social Work Building
Phone: 713-743-8111 

Current Curriculum Vitae

Personal statement

Patrick Leung, PhD is the Gerson & Sabina David Endowed Professor for Global Aging and Director of the Office for International Social Work Education at the Graduate College of Social Work, University of Houston, USA. Dr. Leung is Principal Investigator and Evaluator of numerous research projects in child welfare and family services. Dr. Leung teaches program evaluation, research methodology, practice evaluation and doctoral level multivariate statistics.  He was the inaugural Doctoral Program Director at UH-GCSW in 1992 and was the President of the Asian & Pacific Islander Social Work Educators Association from 2003 to 2010.  He was a board member of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) from 2003 to 2006 and served on the Commission for Diversity and Social and Economic Justice Council on Social Work Education from 2007 to 2010.  Currently, he is President of the Phi Beta Delta International Honor Society at UH. He is the immediate past President of the Houston Chinese Faculty Association, Board Chair of the American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Chair of the Houston Independent School District Asian Advisory Committee, and Board Member of the Catholic Charities of Galveston and Houston.  He co-chairs the Texas Title IV-E Child Welfare Roundtable Evaluation Committee in Texas and serves on the National Title IV-E Evaluation Task Force. His research areas include cultural sensitivity training, mental health, children and families, immigrant issues, domestic violence and gerontology.  He received his Ph.D., M.S.W., M.A. (Public Administration) and B.S.S.W from The Ohio State University. He has served as principal investigator and evaluator on numerous projects at the federal, state and local levels, and was a grant reviewer for ACYF (Administration for Children and Family, DDHS) and CSAP (Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, SAMSHA). He has published 150 articles and reports, 9 book chapters, and over 170 presentations at international, national and local conferences. He has served on many boards of directors. Recently, he has been awarded funding to conduct a study entitled “Compensation Assessment and Incentive Review” for the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. He is co-author of two books entitled Child Protection Training and Evaluation; and Multicultural Practice and Evaluation: A Case Approach to Evidence-Based Application. 


BSSW, Social Work, The Ohio State University, 1981
MA, Public Administration, The Ohio State University, 1981
MSW, Social Work, The Ohio State University, 1981
Doctoral Work, Economics, Louisiana State University, 1983-1984
PhD, Social Work, Methodologist, The Ohio State University, 1986

Courses Taught

  • Research Methods
  • Statistics
  • Practice Evaluation

Research interests

Children and family; mental health; HIV and AIDS; refugee population; Asian study; elderly.