• PhD, Graduate Center, City University of New York
  • MPA, University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • MA, Yerevan State University

Areas of Expertise

  • Child Welfare and Child Protection in Developing Countries
  • Multidisciplinary Practices in Child Protection
  • Program Evaluation
  • Practice-Based Research

Courses Include

  • Social Policy
  • Research Methods
  • International Social Work Policy
  • Social Work Administration

Current Scholarship

  • Lalayants, M. (forthcoming). Parent engagement in child safety conferences: The role of parent representatives. Child Welfare.

  • Lalayants, M. (2013). Differential program evaluation model in child protection. Child Welfare, 91(4), 9-40.

  • Lalayants, M., Epstein, I., & Adamy, D. (2011). Multidisciplinary consultation in child protection: A clinical data-mining evaluation.  International Journal of Social Welfare, 20(2), 156-166.

  • Tripodi, T., & Lalayants, M. (2008). Research overview. In T. Mizrahi & L.E. Davis (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Social Work, 20th Ed. (pp. 512-520). NY: Oxford University Press.

  • Lalayants, M. (2008). Bridging disciplines in child protection: Guidelines for successful collaboration. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 2(5), 147-155.

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Marina Lalayants

Marina Lalayants, PhD


Assistant Professor

Phone: 212.396.7550

Room: 451