Extended Teacher Education Program (ETEP)

Larissa Malone

Assistant Professor

Office Location

8 Bailey Hall, Gorham



Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., Cultural Foundations of Education, Kent State University
  • M.A., Education, Walsh University
  • B.A., International Studies, Case Western Reserve University
  • Primary Teaching Certification, American Montessori Internationale


Prior to teaching in higher education, I taught early childhood and early elementary grades and served as an administrator in a bilingual community-based school.

My research centers on the minoritized experience in American schooling. I am interested in how minority students and their families, as well as minoritized teachers, navigate educational institutions.

My husband and I have three wonderful daughters and we enjoy spending time together as a family. I enjoy reading, watching movies, and politics.

Areas of Expertise

  • Cultural and Social Foundations
  • Critical Race Theory
  • Equity in Schooling
  • Multicultural Studies

Recent Publications

  • Malone, L. (2022). There goes the neighborhood: Intra-district integration and its implications on Black community. In T. Fowler (Ed.), Countering the mythology of inclusion and wellness in schooling (pp. 31-49). DIO Press.
  • Swindle, J., & Malone, L. (2022). Testimonials of exodus: Self-emancipation in higher education through the power of womanism. In A. Allen & J.T. Stewart (Eds.), We’re not okay: Black faculty experiences and higher education strategies (pp. 147-168). Cambridge University Press.
  • Malone, L., & Brown, V.A. (2021). The jawbone of an ass: Resisting coercion and reclaiming Christ in Christian higher education. The Journal of Educational Foundations, 43(1), 95-109.
  • Malone, L. (2021). Perceptions of teacher expectations. In V. Seeberg (Ed.), Family engagement in Black students’ academic success: Achievement and resistance in an American suburban school (pp. 138-155). Routledge Research in Race and Ethnicity in Education Series.
  • Malone, L. (2020). Equity 911: Framing educational equity as a national emergency. Success in High-Need Schools Journal, 16(1), 23-33.
  • Amundson, L., Johnson, K., Malone, L., & Schaub, L. (2018). Greenville University prepares teacher leaders for tomorrow’s classroom. Illinois Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
  • Yu, X., Seeberg, V., & Malone, L. (2017). Moving on up: The urban to suburban translocation experiences of high-achieving Black American students. Education and Urban Society, 49(9), 832-849.
  • Malone, L. (2012). Structured partialities: The African educational experience in Ireland. In K. Freeman & E. Johnson (Eds.), Education in the Black diaspora: Perspectives, challenges and prospects. Routledge.
  • Espinetti, G., Seeberg, V., & Malone, L. (2011). Review of Women and family in contemporary Japan & Transforming Japan: How feminism and diversity are making a difference (invited book review). Comparative Education Review.

Professional Activity

  • American Educational Studies Association (AESA)
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • Comparative International Education Society (CIES)
  • Critical Race Studies in Education Association (CRSEA)