Bruce L. Mallory, professor emeritus of education, has been a practitioner and national leader in the deliberative democracy movement for the past 15 years. At the Carsey School of Public Policy, he provides technical assistance and leadership related to the use of deliberative processes for citizen engagement. Co-founder and past co-director of New Hampshire Listens, which is a civic engagement initiative of the Carsey School, Professor Mallory now serves as senior advisor, focusing on strategic development as well as research and dissemination. His primary objective at Carsey is to integrate effective forms of citizen deliberation into policy analysis and dissemination around research topics related to social and economic justice.
Professor Mallory served as the interim director of the Carsey Institute from 2011 to 2014. In addition, he has served as department chair (1987-1993), graduate school dean (1997-2003), and provost and executive vice president (2003-2009) at UNH. His earlier scholarship focused on the relationship between early childhood disability and poverty, social policy affecting young children with disabilities and their families, the provision of early intervention services in rural communities, and more recently the role of higher education in strengthening democracy through deliberative practices.