Roesch Chair in the Social Sciences: Leslie Picca, Ph.D.

The Raymond A. Roesch, S.M., Chair in the Social Sciences was established in 2002 to recognize the importance of the social sciences to a liberal education and to scientific research on the human condition.

The Roesch Chair provides leadership in establishing the social sciences within the curriculum and the broader intellectual life of the University, stimulating innovative and interdisciplinary teaching and scholarship, conducting research, organizing symposia and other programs, and providing a visible presence for the social sciences on campus.

Roesch Chair 2019-23

Leslie Picca, Ph.D., Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work

Past Roesch Chairs

  • Donald J. Polzella, Ph.D., Department of Psychology
  • Mark Ensalaco, Ph.D., Department of Political Science
  • Jack Bauer, Ph.D., Department of Psychology 
  • Roger Reeb, Ph.D., Department of Psychology


Browse the Raymond A. Roesch, S.M., Chair in the Social Sciences Collections:

Breaking Open the Sin of Racism

Content presented at the Roesch Social Sciences Symposium

Imagining Community Symposium

Roesch Social Sciences Symposium Programs and Other Materials

The Roots of Racism: Exploring the Legacy of Dayton's Racial Divide