Feb

22

Alfred J. Kahn, Professor of Yore, Has Died

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c. 1998 | Photo via CU Record

Professor Emeritus Alfred Kahn passed away Friday before last in Hackensack at the age of 90.  He taught at the School of Social Work for fifty-seven years, starting in 1947.

He was the first to earn a doctorate in social welfare from the school in 1952 and spent his career monitoring the social programs of New York City and New York State.

Kahn was particularly interested in child welfare and was frequently consulted by government agencies and non-profits.  He later expanded his field of work to include poverty and its roots causes.

He is survived by his daughter and two siblings.

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2 Comments

  1. Anonymous  

    I wish I knew more about the scholars and professors of this school. That this post, and the obituary of sorts for the former business school dean both have zero comments indicate that most of us don't quite know what to say. It's not so apparently a great tragedy because it appears they've both lived long, rich lives, and we're probably a little embarrassed that we don't know much about the big, famous University at which we study for only a few years. But maybe I should just speak for myself.

    So, RIP, Professor Kahn. Way to fight the good fight with respect to social work.

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