Associate Dean and Julia Lathrop Professor of Child Welfare
Gerald P. Mallon, DSW, is the Julia Lathrop Professor of Child Welfare, the Associate Dean of Research at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College in New York City. For more than 42 years, Dr. Mallon has been a child welfare practitioner, advocate, educator, and researcher. Dr. Mallon was the first child welfare professional in the country to research, write about, and develop child welfare programs for LGBTQ youth in child welfare settings. Dr. Mallon’s scholarship and practice has been recognized through multiple awards including The Judge Richard Ware Award – Louisiana Children’s Trust Fund; The New York State Citizens Coalition for Children Advocacy Award, the Hosteter-Habib Award, Family Equality Council; the Child Advocate of the Year Award – North American Council on Adoptable and induction in 2014 as a Fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare. He serves on numerous editorial boards and is the Senior Editor of the professional journal, Child Welfare and the author or editor of more than twenty-three books. His most recent publications, are Social work practice with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, (3rd edition) published by Routledge Press and Child welfare for the twenty-first century: A Handbook of practices, policies, and programs (2nd edition), co-Edited with Peg Hess, published by Columbia University Press.