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Gerald P. Mallon, DSW, is the Julia Lathrop Professor of Child Welfare and Executive Director of the National Center for Child Welfare Excellence (www.nccwe.org) at the Silberman 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. More than 28 years ago Dr. Mallon started the Green Chimneys program for LGBTQ youth, the first mainstream child welfare agency in the country to care for these youth.
Dr. Mallon is the Senior Editor of the professional journal, Child Welfare and the author or editor of more than twenty-three books. His most recent publication with Peg Hess is Child Welfare for the Twenty-First Century, to be published by Columbia University Press in 2014.
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 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.
He lives in New York City and New Orleans, Louisiana.