Nancy Gallina

Nancy Gallina, Ph.D., LCSW

Interim Dean and Director of MSW Program

Associate Professor

Graduate School of Social Work

Areas of Expertise

Gangs, parenting, ADHD, childhood disorders, impact of nutrition on childhood disorders, autism, cyberspace, transitioning through divorce (parents and children)


Nancy Gallina is the associate dean, director of the MSW program and a professor at the Touro College Graduate School of Social Work and she has taught courses on the foundations of social work practice and clinical social work practice with individuals; couples and families; and children and adolescents. She received her Ph.D. and MSW from Adelphi University School of Social Work and is certified in Advanced Gang Identification by the National Gang Crime Research Center. Dr. Gallina runs a private clinical practice specializing in couples and grief counseling and treating childhood disorders such as ADHD, ODD and autism.

Recent Publications

Ray, D., Lilly, J.P., Gallina, N., MacIan, P., & Wilson, B. (2017). Evaluation of Bikers Against Child Abuse Program: A community intervention for child abuse victims. Evaluation and Program Planning, 65, 124-130.

Gallina, N. (2011). Cultural competence in assessment and social work interventions: implications for practice and professional education. In Malgady, R. (Ed.). Cultural Competence in Assessment, Diagnosis, and Psychotherapy with Ethnic Minorities: Perspectives from Psychology, Social Work, and Education. Bentham Science Publishers

Gallina, N. (2010). Conflict between Professional Ethics and Practice Demands: Social Worker’s Perceptions. Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics, Volume 7, Number 2