Director of Institutional Advancement
National Director, Education Policy Fellowship Program
Dr. Helen Janc Malone joined IEL in 2013 as the Director of Institutional Advancement and in 2014 also began directing IEL’s Education Policy Fellowship Program. She is focused on continuing to grow IEL as premier voice on cross-boundary leadership and an agent of social change and on strengthening EPFP. Her areas of expertise include education policy and leadership, expanded learning, and systems-level change in the national and global contexts.
She is the chair of the American Educational Research Association Educational Change and Out-of-School Time Special Interest Groups, a board director for the PDK International Chapter of Harvard University, editor-in-chief of a new book series on out-of-school time, and serves on the editorial board of a peer reviewed Journal of Expanded Learning Opportunities. She is also a peer reviewer for several academic journals focused on educational change, youth development, and school-community partnerships.
Her recent select publications include: Networks for Change: Global Perspectives, Local Practices (ed., International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement, 2015); Empowering Teachers: The Role of School-Community Partnerships (book chapter with Reuben Jacobson, IEL, in Flip the System: Changing Education from the Ground Up, 2015); Leading Educational Change: Global Issues, Challenges, and Lessons on Whole-System Reform (Teachers College Press, 2013), The Futures of School Reform (Harvard Education Press, 2012, co-authored chapter with Jeffrey Henig and Paul Reville), Expanded Learning Time and Opportunities (Jossey-Bass, 2011), Year-Round Learning: Connecting School, Afterschool, and Summer Contexts to Support Learning (Harvard Family Research Project, 2011, co-author). She has co-founded two special interest groups within the American Educational Research Association. Malone has given distinguished lectures domestically and abroad and has appeared in mass media, including PBS, C-SPAN, Huffington Post, and has run two Education Week blogs.
Dr. Malone holds Ed.D. in education policy, leadership, and instructional practice from Harvard University.