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 also the secretary of the board. Helen is focused on continuing to grow IEL as premier voice on cross-boundary leadership. Her areas of expertise include education policy and leadership, expanded learning, and systems-level change in both national and global contexts.
Helen is also an Adjunct Professorial Lecturer at American University. She is the editor-in-chief of the Current Issues in Out-of-School Time book series (Information Age Publishing) and serves on the editorial board of a peer reviewed Journal of Expanded Learning Opportunities. She is an expert advisor on several out-of-school time projects and a peer reviewer for academic journals focused on educational change and youth development. Her select publications from the past year include: The Role of Context in Scaling Up Educational Change (Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 17(3), the official journal of the Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association, 2018); The Growing Out-of-School Time Field: Past, Present, and Future (Information Age Publishing, 2018, co-edited book); The Future Directions in Educational Change: Social Justice, Professional Capital, and Systems Change (Routledge, 2018, co-edited book); Opening Doors, Changing Futures (co-edited technical report, IEL, 2018); Collaborative Partnerships for Systems Change (Journal of Professional Capital and Community, 2(4), 2017). She co-founded two special interest groups (SIG) within the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and has most recently served as the Chair of the Educational Change SIG (ending April 2018). 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.