Jerry Gale, Ph.D.

Department of Human Development and Family Science
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-8435 (work)
(706) 340-5643 (home)

Jerry is the Director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Doctoral Program at UGA.

His research areas include relational meditation, relational financial therapy, and addressing social justice. He is co-Pi on an 8 million dollar grant The Integration of Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education into Family and Children Services: A Campus-Community Partnership. His work is influenced by models of social determinants of health and how systemic structures of racism, discrimination, environmental conditions, economic inequities and more impact health and wellbeing.  He has taught meditation classes at the University of Georgia for the past 8 years and his meditation class at the Georgia Museum of Art received the 2017 outstanding educational program from the Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries. Jerry co-chaired the 2014 American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA) conference with the theme being: Family Health and well-being. He has taught 2 days to two-week courses in Germany, Peru, Brazil and South Korea.