School of Education and Human Development

Larissa Malone Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Teacher Education
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. (2020). Equity 911: Framing educational equity as a national emergency. Success in High-Need Schools Journal, 16(1), 23-33.
  • Malone, L., & Lachaud, Q. (2020). My most powerful resource: The faith of Derrick Bell and the spiritual underpinnings of the Critical Race Theory Movement. Accepted at the annual meeting of American Educational Studies Association.
  • Malone, L., & Lachaud, Q. (2020). FaithCrit: Toward a relational framework of spiritual identity and Critical Race Theory. Paper accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of Critical Race Studies in Education Association.
  • Malone, L., & Lachaud, Q. (2019). Christ, community, and critical race theory: Developing a framework of spiritual identity and social justice. Paper presented at the annual meeting of American Educational Studies Association.
  • Malone, L. (2019). The intersection of race and class through time: Racial socialization and critical race parenting in the Black middle class. Critical Race Studies in Education Association.
  • 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.

Professional Activity

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