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Dr. Helen Janc Malone is the Senior Vice President, Strategy, Research, and Policy, and Secretary of the Board. Her work focuses on scaling promising practices through research and data, incubating innovating leadership initiatives, supporting a national network of leaders for equitable education policy, and growing research-practice network. Her areas of expertise include education policy and leadership, out-of-school time learning, and systems-level change in both national and global contexts. Helen is the series editor of the Information Age Publishing book series “Current Issues on Out-of-School Time.” Her recent publications include: Bridging Educational Change Through Partnership (Journal of Educational Change, 21, 2020); The Role of Context in Scaling Up Educational Change (Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 17(3), 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 (IEL, 2018; co-edited technical report); Collaborative Partnerships for Systems Change (Journal of Professional Capital and Community, 2(4), 2017). She has co-founded two special interest groups (SIGs) within the American Educational Research Association (AERA), has served as the Chair of three SIGs, and is the founding editor of a long-running series, Lead the Change. She serves as a peer reviewer on several academic journals and has served on editorial boards across out-of-school time, youth development, and education leadership journals. She has given lectures domestically and abroad and has appeared in mass media, including PBS, C-SPAN, Huffington Post, and has run two Education Week blogs. Helen holds Ed.D. in education policy, leadership, and instructional practice from Harvard University.
Areas of expertise: Community Schools, Youth Engagement/Leadership, Leadership Development and Capacity Building, Policy/Advocacy, Program Design/Implementation/Support, Event Planning and Logistics, Grant Development/Development and Fundraising, Youth Development