Prof. Richard Gelles

Joanne and Raymond Welsh Chair of Child Welfare and Family Violence, University of Pennsylvania  

RICHARD J. GELLES holds The Joanne and Raymond Welsh Chair of Child Welfare and Family Violence in the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania.

His book, The Violent Home was the first systematic empirical investigation of family violence and continues to be highly influential.  He is the author or coauthor of 26 books and more than 200 articles and chapters on family violence.  His latest books Intimate Violence and Abuse in Families 4/E(2017, Oxford University Press) and Out of Harm’s Way: Creating an Effective Child Welfare System (2017 Oxford University Press).