Mark A. Mattaini
Jane Addams College of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago
Mark Mattaini, DSW (Columbia, 1990), is associate professor, Jane Addams College of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago, where he has led the development of the new Community Health and Urban Development concentration. The editor of the scientific journal Behavior and Social Issues, Dr. Mattaini is also the author/editor of 10 books, including PEACE POWER for Adolescents: Strategies for a Culture of Nonviolence (NASW Press), and Finding Solutions to Social Problems: Behavioral Strategies for Change (American Psychological Association), and numerous other publications. Since the mid-90s, Dr. Mattaini has focused his research and practice on violence prevention with youth, constructing cultures of respect in organizations and communities, and the behavior science underlying nonviolent social action. He is the principal developer of the behavior analytic PEACE POWER strategy, which has been presented and implemented in at least 12 states, 2 Canadian provinces, and is currently being introduced in a UNESCO-funded project in Brazil. He also recently began consultation in Medellin, Colombia, consulting with the police and community to develop more effective ways for work with criminal youth gangs. He is working on a book tentatively entitled Strategic Nonviolent Power: The Science of Satyagraha.