Erica Maloney

Adjunct Professor

Department of Health and Human Service Professions


Erica Maloney lives in the Pittsburgh Metro area with her wife and their two children. She is passionate about her work in the areas of poverty and workforce development in Allegheny County.  In addition to teaching at PennWest California and Westmoreland County Community College, she works as the data and evaluation manager for Pennsylvania Women Work, a non-profit that serves more than 1,200 jobseekers per year with workforce development services across the commonwealth. She has practiced in the area of mental/behavioral health delivering clinical services to children, adolescents, and young adults; she also has worked as an anti-poverty community organizer and case manager in the Monongahela Valley communities of Allegheny County. 

Publications and Presentations

  • LGBTQ+ Focused Training Series Facilitator, Rural Institute of Behavioral Health, 2018, 2019
  • LGBTQ+ Focused Mental Health Professional Training Facilitator for Washington County DHS
  • PASSHE Summit on Inclusive Excellence and International Education 2019, Intersectionality in
  • the LGBTQ+ Community: Exploring Identities, Experiences and Challenges
  • Organizer: How to Get a Job and Keep it Workforce Development and CEU Event 2017, 2018
  • Poverty Simulation Event Director 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • 2018 Circles USA National Conference Presenter, Intersections of Trauma and Poverty
  • Social Work CEU Trainer (Trauma) at Westmoreland County Community College March 2018
  • Organizer: Monroeville Community Read 2016
  • Presenter: Program Evaluation Training for Circles USAications/Research interests.
  • B.S.W.: PennWest California
  • M.S.W.: Edinboro University of Pennsylvania


Phone: 724-938-5910

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