Bruce L. Mallory was appointed Provost and Executive Vice President at the University of New Hampshire in July 2003. Previously, he was Senior 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. In the fall of 2010, Dr. Mallory returned to the faculty as a full professor, teaching in the areas of higher education, education and poverty, and social change. He is also now serving as interim director of the Carsey Institute at UNH (2011-2013).
Dr. Mallory received the Ph.D. in Special Education and Community Psychology from George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University (1979). Earlier experience includes service as a public school teacher, VISTA volunteer, director of Head Start programs, and legislative researcher. His scholarship at UNH and associated publications have 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 the role of deliberative democratic practices in community change and higher education reform. He has served as a consultant to the American Council on Education’s Institute for New Chief Academic Officers.
Dr. Mallory is co-founder and chair of the board of directors of The Democracy Imperative, a national network of scholars and practitioners committed to strengthening democracy through higher education. He is currently director of New Hampshire Listens, a civic engagement initiative of the Carsey Institute at UNH. Dr. Mallory also serves on the board of the Paul J. Aicher Foundation and UNH United Campus Ministry/Waysmeet, and is a member of the Commission in Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). He is recipient of the UNH Excellence in Public Service Award (1997), the President’s Excellence through Diversity Award (2007), and the Kidder Fund Staff Award (2009).