BRUCE L. MALLORY was appointed Provost and Executive Vice President at the University of New Hampshire in July 2003. Previously, he was Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School at UNH (1997-2003). Dr. Mallory has been a professor of education (early childhood and special education) since 1979; he chaired the UNH Department of Education from 1987 to 1993.
Dr. Mallory received his Ph.D. in Special Education and Community Psychology from George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. Earlier experience includes service as a public school teacher, VISTA volunteer, director of Head Start programs, and legislative researcher. His work at UNH has concentrated on the design of programs and social policies that support young children with disabilities and their families, cross-cultural research in developed and developing countries regarding disability and child care policy, and reconceptualizations of early childhood special education theory and practice.
Most recently, he has been co-principal investigator of a major investigation of the socio-cultural construction of home-school relations in five Italian cities. Dr. Mallory has been a leader in school reform initiatives in New Hampshire, especially with respect to professional development of school administrators and the design of school improvement programs. Dr. Mallory directs the UNH Public Conversations Project, which fosters civic engagement and democratic participation related to public education and related social challenges.
Recent publications and conference presentations have addressed the role of dialogue and civic engagement in higher education reform. Dr. Mallory serves on several community and national boards, including the Children's Alliance of New Hampshire, Inc. and the Paul J. Aicher Foundation.
University Dialogue contribution: The Vicious Cycle: Poor Children, Risky Lives
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