Gerald P. Mallon, DSW, is the Julia Lathrop Professor of Child Welfare and Executive Director of the National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College in New York City.
For more than 37 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-one books.
In his role as the Executive Director of the NRCPFC, Dr. Mallon travels extensively to all 50 states, territories and tribes as part of the NRC’s cooperative agreement with the U.S. Children’s Bureau. In the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Dr. Mallon has spent a significant amount of his time working with Louisiana to help to improve the Louisiana Child Welfare System.
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 and holds an MSW from Fordham University and a 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!