Joel Malin

Assistant Professor

Area: Education, Administration and Leadership
Office: McGuffey 306E
513-529-6840
malinjr@MiamiOH.edu

Degrees: Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.A., Roosevelt University
Ed.S., University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
B.A., University of Wisconsin - Madison

Curriculum Vitae

Bio

Joel Malin (Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign [UIUC]) studies evidence use, knowledge mobilization, and mentorship and leadership capacity development. His research, teaching, and service are driven by the desire to foster equitable and potent learning environments. The primary aims of his current research include understanding: 1) how leadership is shared and distributed and schools/districts reorganize when ambitious reforms are undertaken; 2) how busy educational leaders cope with an ‘infoglut’ and access research and other knowledge related to their work; 3) how intermediary organizations alter research-practice-policy connections; 4) how features of social and political environments relate to the equity and adequacy of state school funding systems. Joel previously served in PK-12 schools as a director of personnel services, a coordinator of research and assessment, and a school psychologist. Joel is also a faculty affiliate with the Office of Community College Research and Leadership at UIUC.

Profile

Key Professional Appointments

Assistant Professor
08/2015-Present
Department of Educational Leadership, Miami University
Oxford, OH

Faculty Fellow, Forum on the Future of Public Education
08/2015-Present
College of Education, University of Illinois
Champaign, IL

Faculty Affiliate, Office of Community College Research and Leadership
08/2015-Present
Education Policy, Organization and Leadership, University of Illinois
Champaign, IL

Curriculum Specialist, Pathways Resource Center 08/2013-08/2015
Office of Community College Research and Leadership
Education Policy, Organization and Leadership, University of Illinois
Champaign, IL

Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Educational Leadership (EOL 540)
Summer 2014
Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership, University of Illinois
Champaign, IL

Teaching Assistant, Child Psychology (Undergraduate Thesis Course)
01/2005-05/2005
Department of Child Psychology, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Minneapolis, MN

Lake Forest School District 67
Lake Forest, IL
Director of Personnel Services / Director of World Languages 08/2012-07/2013
Student and Faculty Services Coordinator / Director of World Languages
08/2011-07/2012
School Psychologist / Early Learning Program Coordinator
08/2009-07/2011
Coordinator of Research and Assessment 08/2008-07/2011
Assessment Coordinator / School Psychologist 08/2007-07/2008

School Psychologist 02/2007-06/2007
Lake Geneva Area Schools
Lake Geneva, WI

Researcher 06/2006-02/2007
Renaissance Learning, Inc.
Madison, WI

School Psychologist Intern 08/2005-07/2006
Northern Suburban Special Education District (NSSED)
Highland Park, IL

Research Assistant 01/2004-07/2005
Center for Applied Research on Educational Improvement (CAREI, UMN)
Minneapolis, MN

Current Title

Assistant Professor
08/2015-Present
Department of Educational Leadership
Miami University
Oxford, OH

Professional Affiliations

American Association of School Personnel Administrators
American Educational Research Association
Division A: Administration, Organization, and Leadership
Division L: Educational Policy and Politics
Law and Education Special Interest Group
Leadership for School Improvement Special Interest Group
Leadership for Social Justice Special Interest Group
Learning and Teaching in Educational Leadership Special Interest Group
Politics of Education Special Interest Group
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
National Association of School Psychologists

Consulting Activities

Illinois: Lake Forest School District 67 (Lake Forest, IL)
Winnetka School District 36 (Winnetka, IL)

Education

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Doctor of Philosophy, Spring 2015
Education Policy, Organization and Leadership
Educational Administration and Leadership

Roosevelt University
Chicago, IL
Master of Arts, Spring 2010
Educational Leadership and Organizational Change

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Educational Specialist, Summer 2006
School Psychology
Master of Arts, Spring 2005
Educational Psychology

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Bachelor of Science, Spring 2003
Graduated With Distinction
Psychology
Certificate Criminal Justice

Awards and Honors

2015 Outstanding Dissertation Award, National Education Finance Conference; nominated by dissertation chair, Dr. Samuel (Kern) Alexander Level A Faculty Standing, Miami University, awarded 2015-16 (valid through 2021-22).

Thomas McGreal Scholarship, Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2014-15.

David L. Clark Scholar, American Educational Research Association (AERA) Divisions A and L, University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA), April 2014.

B. L. Dodds Scholarship, Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013-14.

William Chandler Bailey Doctoral Scholarship, College of Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013-14.

B. L. Dodds Scholarship, Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012-13.

Fellow, Forum on the Future of Public Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012-2015.

Research & Service

Publications/Presentations

Articles in Refereed Journals

Fuller Hamilton, A. N., Malin, J. R., & Hackmann, D. G. (2015). Racial/ethnic and gender equity patterns in Illinois high school career and technical education coursework. Journal of Career and Technical Education, 30(1), 29-52. Retrieved from http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/JCTE/v30n1/pdf/hamilton.pdf

Hackmann, D. G., & Malin, J. R. (in press). If you build it, will they come? Educational leadership program coordinators’ perceptions of principal preparation redesign in Illinois. International Journal of Educational Reform.

Hackmann, D. G., Malin, J. R., & McCarthy, M. M. (in press). Characteristics of tenure-line faculty in leadership preparation programs: An analysis of academic preparation and administrative experience. Journal of Research on Leadership Education.

Malin, J. R. (in press). Educators’ use of research and other evidence within local grant foundation applications. Planning and Changing.

Malin, J. R. (2015). “MOOCing” on up? Experiences of an elusive course completer. Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 27(1), 31-50. Retrieved from http://www.mwera.org/MWER/volumes/v27/issue1/v27n1-Malin-FEATURE-ARTICLES.pdf

Malin, J. R., & Hackmann, D. G. (in press). Enhancing students’ readiness for college and careers: A case study of distributed leadership practice in supporting a high school career academy model. Leadership and Policy in Schools.

Malin, J. R., & Hackmann, D. G. (in press). Mentoring as socialization for the educational leadership professoriate: A collaborative autoethnography. Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning.

Malin, J. R., & Hackmann, D. G. (2015). Separate and unequal at Hillsborough High: A principal’s challenges in integrating “academic” and career and technical education coursework. Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 18(1), 14-26. DOI: 10.1177/1555458914568311

Malin, J. R., & Lubienski, C. (2015). Educational expertise, advocacy, and media influence. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 23(6). Retrieved from http://epaa.asu.edu/ojs/article/view/1706

Malin, J. R., & Noppe, R. J. (2015). State of the states: Illinois. Journal of Education Finance, 40, 314-318.

Malin, J. R., & Lubienski, C. (2013). Whose opinions count in educational policymaking? Current Issues in Education, 16(2), 1-12. Retrieved from http://cie.asu.edu/ojs/index.php/cieatasu/article/view/1086

Articles in Non-Refereed Journals

Malin, J. R. (2013). Professional learning communities and common assessments: A natural fit for school psychologists. Communique, 42(1), 28.

Manuscripts Under Review

Evans, C. G., & Malin, J. R. (revised and resubmitted). Perceptions of magnet schools and the relationship with neighborhood home values. Manuscript submitted to Educational Considerations.

Malin, J. R. (revise and resubmit). The prediction of states’ PK-12 funding effort and distribution based on their ideological makeups. Manuscript submitted to the Journal of Education Finance.

Malin, J. R., & Hackmann, D. G. (under review). Urban high school principals’ promotion of college-and-career readiness. Manuscript submitted to the Journal of Educational Administration.

McCarthy, M. M., Hackmann, D. G., & Malin, J. R. (in press). What we know about those who prepare educational leaders. In M. D. Young & G. M. Crow, Handbook of research on the education of school leaders (2nd ed.).

Saultz, A., Snyder, J. W., & Malin, J. R. (under review). A national comparative analysis of state takeover policies. Manuscript submitted to Education Finance and Policy.

Technical Reports

Malin, J. R., Fuller Hamilton, A. N., & Hackmann, D. G. (2015). Individualized Learning Plans: Implementation in Joliet Township High School District 204. Champaign, IL: Office of Community College Research and Leadership, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Retrieved from http://pathways.illinois.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/joliet.pdf

Malin, J. R. (2015). Whitewater Unified (Wisconsin) School District’s career and academic portfolio. Champaign, IL: Office of Community College Research and Leadership, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Retrieved from http://pathways.illinois.edu/?page_id=1430

Malin, J. R. (2014). Curriculum evaluation for the improvement of STEM programs of study. Champaign, IL: Office of Community College Research and Leadership, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Retrieved from http://pathways.illinois.edu/?page_id=1430

Malin, J. R. (2014). STEM pathways and programs of study in the Land of Lincoln: A high school companion to the Illinois Programs of Study Guide. Champaign, IL: Office of Community College Research and Leadership, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Retrieved from http://pathways.illinois.edu/?page_id=1430

Malin, J. R., with Carson, D. (2014). Wall-to-wall high school academies: Rockford School District 205. (Pathways Resource Center Spotlight Brief). Champaign, IL: Office of Community College Research and Leadership, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Retrieved from http://pathways.illinois.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Practice-1.-Wall-to-Wall-Academies.vweb_.pdf

Malin, J. R., Fuller Hamilton, A. N., & Hackmann, D. G. (2014). Gender equity in CTE and STEM education in Illinois public schools. Champaign, IL: Office of Community College Research and Leadership, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Retrieved from http://pathways.illinois.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/CTE-brief-draft.pdf

Malin, J. R., with McCoy, S. (2014). Township High School District 211’s Girls in Engineering, Mathematics, and Sciences (GEMS) Conference. (Pathways Resource Center Spotlight Brief). Champaign, IL: Office of Community College Research and Leadership, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Retrieved from http://pathways.illinois.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Practice-7-GEMS.pdf

Renaissance Learning, Inc. (2011). Illinois third and fourth graders boost math facts, keyboarding, and writing skills using NEOS 1:1. Reporting educators Schumacher, K. A., Henrikson, A., & Malin, J. R. Retrieved from http://doc.renlearn.com/KMNet/R0053934326850E8.pdf

Presentations - National Conferences

*Malin, J. R., & Hackmann, D. G. (Submitted). Mentoring for the educational leadership professoriate: Insights from Jay D. Scribner Mentoring Award recipients and mentees. Paper submitted for the annual convention of the American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX.

*Malin, J. R., & Paralkar, V. (Submitted). Knowledge mobilization in education: The Marshall Memo case. Paper submitted for the annual convention of the American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX.

*Saultz, A. M., Malin, J. R., & Snyder, J. W. (Submitted). When states take charge: Not only a big-city reform. Paper submitted for the annual convention of the American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX.

*Malin, J. R., Hackmann, D. G., & Li, S. (To be presented 2016, November). Mentoring as preparation for the professoriate: Insights from Jay D. Scribner Mentoring Award recipients. Paper to be presented for the annual convention of the University Council for Educational Administration, Detroit, MI.

*Malin, J. R. (2016, June). Applied statistics and data use for educational leaders. Learning exchange session presented at the June convening of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate, Portland, OR.

*Malin, J. R. (2016, April). Educators’ use of research and other evidence as part of foundation grant proposals. Paper presented at the annual convention of the American Educational Research Association, Washington, D.C.

*Malin, J. R. (2016, April). The prediction of state-level funding effort and distribution on the basis of average voter ideology. Paper presented at the annual convention of the American Educational Research Association, Washington, D.C.

*Malin, J.R., & Hackmann, D. G. (2016, April). Mentoring experiences of an educational leadership graduate student and professor: A collaborative autoethnography. Paper presented at the annual convention of the American Educational Research Association, Washington, D.C.

*Saultz, A. M., Snyder, J. W., & Malin, J. R. (2016, March). Taking charge: A national comparison of state takeovers. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Education Finance and Policy, Denver, CO.

*Fuller-Hamilton, A. N., Malin, J. R., & Hackmann, D. G. (2015, November). Race/ethnicity and gender equity in Illinois high school career and technical education STEM coursework. Paper presented at the annual convention of the University Council for Educational Administration, San Diego, CA.

*Hackmann, D. G., Malin, J. R., Kelley, C. J., Modeste, M., Knoeppel, R. C., & Della Sala, M. R. (2015, November). Mentoring for socialization into the educational leadership professoriate. Conversation session at the annual convention of the University Council for Educational Administration, San Diego, CA.

*McCarthy, M. M., Hackmann, D. G., & Malin, J. R. (2015, November). Educational leadership faculty. Ignite session at the annual convention of the University Council for Educational Administration, San Diego, CA.

*Hackmann, D. G., & Malin, J. R. (2015, April). The educational leadership program coordinator in Illinois. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

*Hackmann, D. G., Malin, J. R., & McCarthy, M. M. (2015, April). Characteristics of educational leadership faculty across institution types: An analysis of credentials and administrative experience. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

*Malin, J. R., & Hackmann, D. G. (2015, April). Promoting students’ college and career readiness: A case study of distributed leadership practice in supporting a high school career academy model. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

*Phillips, J. C., Reames, E. H., Hackmann, D. G., & Malin, J. R. (2015, April). The principal preparation program coordinator’s changing role: A multi-state cross-case analysis. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

*Malin, J. R., & Hackmann, D. G. (2014, November). Distributed leadership practices of high school principals in promoting college and career readiness. Paper presented at the annual convention of the University Council for Educational Administration, Washington, DC.

Evans, C. G., & Malin, J. R. (2014, April). Magnet schools and property values of surrounding homes: Is there an association? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Education Finance Conference, Louisville, KY.

*Malin, J. R. (2014, April). Illinois – state of the states template. Roundtable session presentation at the annual meeting of the National Education Finance Conference, Louisville, KY.

Malin, J. R., & Evans, C. G. (2014, April). A review of fractionalization research and discussion of potential applications for explaining state-level public school funding level and distribution disparities. Roundtable session presentation at the annual meeting of the National Education Finance Conference, Louisville, KY.

*Malin, J. R., & Lubienski, C. (2014, April). Educational expertise, advocacy, and media influence. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Malin, J. R., & Wiemer, I. (2014, March). How to build and sustain a community of character. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Los Angeles, CA.

Malin, J. R., & Driscoll, L. G. (2013, May). Illinois public school finance equity: A longitudinal analysis. Roundtable session presentation at the annual meeting of the National Education Finance Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Presentations - Regional, State and Local Conferences

Malin, J. R., Hackmann, D. G., & Fuller Hamilton, A. N. (2014, October). Illinois career and technical education enrollments by gender and ethnicity. Presentation at the Focus on Illinois Education Research Symposium, Bloomington, IL.

Malin, J. R., & Fox, H. L. (2014, March). Resources for implementing and enhancing programs of study. Presentation at the 2014 Connections Conference, St. Charles, IL.

Malin, J. R., & Fox, H. L. (2013, September). Pathways Resource Center: Supporting P-20 STEM programs of study. Presentation at the 2013 Forum for Excellence, Peoria, IL.

Workshops and Seminars

Co-developer and co-instructor of two Illinois State Board of Education approved, full-day Administrator Academy sessions regarding the design and implementation of individualized learning plans for students. Bloomington, IL and Naperville, IL, January 2014.

*Indicates refereed presentation

Service

Educational Policy Analysis Archives (Manuscript reviewer since 2015)

Mid-Western Educational Researcher (Manuscript reviewer since 2015)

NASSP Bulletin (Manuscript reviewer since 2016)

University Council for Educational Administration (2014 Conference Proposals)

American Educational Research Association – Division A – Section 1: Leadership (2015 Conference Proposals)

University of Illinois College of Education at Illinois’s Graduate Student Conference (2015 Conference Proposals)

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