Gerald P. Mallon, DSW, is the Julia Lathrop Professor of Child Welfare and Executive Director of the National Center for Child Welfare Excellence at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College in New York City.
For more than 38 years, Dr. Mallon has been a child welfare practitioner, advocate, educator, and researcher.
Dr. Mallon is the Senior Editor of the professional journal, Child Welfare and the author or editor of more than twenty-three books.
In his role as the Executive Director of the NCCWE, Dr. Mallon has traveled to all 50 states, territories and tribes to improve outcomes for children, youth, and families and to build organizational capacity with child welfare systems.
Dr. Mallon has lectured and worked extensively throughout the United States, and internationally in Australia, Canada, Cuba, Indonesia, Ireland, and the United Kingdom.
Dr. Mallon earned his doctorate in Social Welfare from the City University of New York at Hunter College, was awarded his MSW from Fordham University and graduated with his BSW from Dominican College, and he puts his money where is mouth is as he has been a foster parent and is an adoptive parent!