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

Articles in Refereed Journals

Hackmann, D. G., Malin, J. R., & Gilley, D. (in press). Career academies: Effective structures to promote college and career readiness. The Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas

Hackmann, D. G., & Malin, J. R. (in press). Mentoring for the educational leadership professoriate: Perspectives from Jay D. Scribner mentoring award recipients and mentees. Journal of Research on Leadership Education.

Hornbeck, D., & Malin, J. R. (accepted). The expanding role of state auditors in education policy: A case study. Educational Policy

Malin, J. R. (in press). Researching myself, researcher of research engagement… The Currere Exchange.

Malin, J. R. (in press). Inspiring and implementing bottom-up change: The omnivore’s advantage. International Journal of Leadership in Education.

Malin, J. R., & Hackmann, D. G. (2018). Integrative leadership and cross-sector reforms: High school career academy implementation in an urban district. Educational Administration Quarterly. Advance online publication. doi:10.1177/0013161X18785870 

Malin, J. R., Brown, C, & Trubceac, A. (2018). Going for broke: A multiple case study of brokerage in education. AERA Open, 4(2), 1-14. doi:10.1177/2332858418769297. Retrieved from http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/2332858418769297 

Malin, J. R., & Paralkar, V. (2017). Educational knowledge brokerage and mobilization: The Marshall Memo case. International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 12(7), 1-20.

Evans, C. G., & Malin, J. R. (2017). The relationship between magnet status and neighborhood home values in Chicago. Journal of Education Finance, 43(1), 84-103.

Malin, J. R., Bragg, D. D., & Hackmann, D. G. (2017). College and career readiness and the Every Student Succeeds Act. Educational Administration Quarterly, 53(5), 809-838. doi:10.1177/0013161X17714845

Malin, J. R., & Hackmann, D. G. (2017). Urban high school principals’ promotion of college-and-career readiness. Journal of Educational Administration, 55(6), 602-623. doi:10.1108/JEA-05-2016-0054

Malin, J. R., & Hackmann, D. G. (2017). 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, 16(1), 54-79.

Hackmann, D. G., Malin, J. R., & McCarthy, M. M. (2016). Characteristics of tenure-line faculty in leadership preparation programs: An analysis of academic preparation and administrative experience. Journal of Research on Leadership Education. doi:10.1177/1942775115623524

Hackmann, D. G., & Malin, J. R. (2016). If you build it, will they come? Educational leadership program coordinators’ perceptions of principal preparation redesign in Illinois. International Journal of Educational Reform, 25, 338-360.

Malin, J. R. (2016). Educators’ use of research and other evidence within local grant foundation applications. Planning and Changing, 47(1), 82-100.

Malin, J. R., & Hackmann, D. G. (2016). Mentoring as socialization for the educational leadership professoriate: A collaborative autoethnography. Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 24, 158-178. doi:10.1080/13611267.2016.1170561 

Malin, J. R. (2016). The prediction of states’ PK-12 funding effort and distribution based on their ideological makeups. Journal of Education Finance, 42, 220-242. 

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

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. (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., & 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

Commentaries, Conversations, and Opinion Pieces

Lopez, L., Malin, J. R., & Pittman, J. (2018). Career academies: Changing with the times. April, Principal Leadership.

Brown, C., & Malin, J. R. (2017). Five vital roles for school leaders in the pursuit of evidence of evidence-informed practice. Teachers College Record. Retrieved from http://www.tcrecord.org/Content.asp?ContentId=21869 

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

Manuscripts Under Review

Hackmann, D. G., Malin, J. R., Fuller Hamilton, A. N., & O’Donnell, L. (revised and resubmitted). Personalized learning through Individualized Learning Plans. Principal Leadership

Li, S., Malin, J. R., & Hackmann, D. G. (revised and resubmitted). Mentoring supports and mentoring across difference: Insights from mentees. Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning.

Hornbeck, D., & Malin, J. R. (under review). Superintendents’ perceptions of the influence of a statewide dual enrollment policy on local educational programming. 

Malin, J. R., Brown, C., & Saultz, A. (under review). What we want, why we want it: K-12 educators’ evidence use to support their grant proposals.

Malin, J. R., Hackmann, D. G., & Scott, I. (under review). Cross-sector collaboration to support college and career readiness in an urban school district. 

Malin, J. R., Lubienski, C., & Hardy, I. (under review). The evolution of educational neoliberalization: Ethical assertions and empirical findings in the media.   

Books and Edited Books

Malin, J. R., & Brown, C. (under contract). Connecting the dots between research and practice: The role of knowledge brokers, mobilizers and boundary spanners in education. Routledge. 

Poetter, T. S., Chambers, J., Denney, R., Edwards, J., Fitzgerald, K., Johnson, A., Larrick, P., Moyer, M., Murray, D., Paralkar, V., Aronson, B., Malin, J., & Saultz, A. (Eds.). Exploring New Possibilities in Curriculum Policy. Austin, TX: Sentia Publishing.

Book Chapters, Monographs

McCarthy, M. M., Hackmann, D. G., & Malin, J. R. (2017). What we know about those who prepare educational leaders. In M. D. Young & G. M. Crow (Eds.), Handbook of research on the education of school leaders (2nd ed., pp. 118-147). (Invited publication)

Presentations - National Conferences

Hackmann, D. G., Malin, J. R., & Bragg, D. D. (To be presented, 2018, November). Emphasis on college and career readiness and equity in ESSA state accountability plans. Paper presented at the annual convention of the University Council for Educational Administration, Houston, TX.

Hackmann, D. G., Mullen, C. A., Malin, J. R., Tienken, C., Ovando, M. N, & O’Doherty, A. (To be presented 2018, November). Deep mentoring from successful dyads that live it: Insights for practitioners transitioning into the academy. Conversation session at the annual convention of the University Council for Educational Administration, Houston, TX.

Evans, M. P. & Malin, J. R., (2018, August). Parent University Curricula as Sources of Knowledge for Teacher Education. Paper to be presented at the European Conference on Educational Research, Bolzano, Italy. 

Evans, M. P., Malin, J. R., & Larrick, P., (2018, April). Exploring Variations in the Parent University Model for Family Engagement. iNet, 19th International Roundtable on School, Family, and Community Partnerships, New York, NY.

*Hackmann, D. G., Malin, J. R., & Bragg, D. D. (2018, April). Ready or not? An analysis of college and career readiness emphasis in ESSA state plans. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

*Malin, J. R., Hackmann, D. G., & Scott, I. (2018, April). Cross-sector collaboration to enhance urban students’ college and career readiness. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY. 

*Malin, J. R., Saultz, A., & Brown, C. (2018, April). K-12 educators’ use of research and other sources of evidence. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

*Hackmann, D. G., Malin, J. R., Tillman, L. C., Mullen, C. A., Burrello, L. C., & Ovando, M. N. (2017, November). Mentoring insights and recommendations from Jay D. Scribner award recipients: Benefits for the leadership professoriate. Conversation session at the annual convention of the University Council for Educational Administration, Denver, CO.

*Malin, J. R., & Hackmann, D. G. (2017, November). Leadership distribution and use within urban high school career academies. Paper presented at the annual convention of the University Council for Educational Administration, Denver, CO.

*Malin, J. R., & Trubceac, A. (2017, August). Moving from networked research access to networked research use? Cases and ideas. Paper presented at the annual convention of the European Conference on Educational Research, Copenhagen, Denmark.

*Malin, J. R., & Hackmann, D. G. (2017, April). Mentoring for the educational leadership professoriate: Insights from Jay D. Scribner Mentoring Award recipients and mentees. Paper presented at the annual convention of the American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX.

*Malin, J. R., & Paralkar, V. (2017, April). Knowledge mobilization in education: The Marshall Memo case. Paper presented at the annual convention of the American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX. 

*Saultz, A. M., Malin, J. R., & Snyder, J. W. (2017, April). When states take charge: Not only a big-city reform. Paper presented at the annual convention of the American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX. 

*Bynoe, T., Malin, J. R., Jenkins, K., & Feil, J. (2017, February). The Michigan school finance study: A meta-evaluation of methods and influence. Paper presented at the annual convention of the National Education Finance Association, Cincinnati, OH.

*Malin, J. R., Hackmann, D. G., & Li, S. (2016, November). Mentoring as preparation for the professoriate: Insights from Jay D. Scribner Mentoring Award recipients. Paper presented at 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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