Molloy Welcomes Dr. Christopher Malone

It is my pleasure to inform you that Chris Malone is on campus today for his first full day as founding Dean of Arts & Sciences at Molloy College. I am excited to have him here and ready to begin the good work that lies ahead.

Apicture of Dr. Chris MaloneI would encourage you to stop by his office soon to introduce yourself. His office is located in Casey 2017B temporarily, until a larger space becomes available. If you are unable to stop up, or just want to send a message of welcome, you can reach him at ext. 4050, or via email at: cmalone2@molloy.edu. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Dr. Malone is an accomplished teacher, scholar and leader, and was previously employed as Associate Dean of the School of Natural and Social Sciences at Lehman College in New York. At Lehman, he taught and provided administrative leadership for 11 academic departments and 135 full time and 120 part time faculty over the past three years. His accomplishments cover a variety of areas including strategic planning and restructuring, interdisciplinary curriculum development, multiple successful student success initiatives and actionable data initiatives. He has served as Principle Investigator, Co-PI, or Director on over $9 million in grants which helped rethink STEM education at Lehman. 

Prior to his position at Lehman, Dr. Malone was on the faculty and served in a number of different capacities at Pace University for 15 years, teaching Political Science and serving as Director of Pforzheimer Honors College, Director of the American Studies Program, and Summer Scholars Program. Over his career, he has published several books, book chapters, peer reviewed journal articles and scholarly book review essays on a wide variety of topics in the area of American Political System. 

In addition to an extensive career in academics, between 2011 and 2015, Chris worked as Policy Director for New York State Senator Gustavo Rivera, and over his entire career, has published several books, book chapters, peer reviewed journal articles and scholarly book review essays on a wide variety of topics on the American Political System. 

Dr. Malone has a Ph.D. in Political Science from the City University of New York, an M.A. in Political Philosophy from Fordham University, a B.A. in Political Science from Suffolk University and a B.S. in Business Administration from Louisiana State University.

I am grateful to the following members of the Dean's Search Committee: Lisa Miller, Deborah Upton, Maureen Sanz, Melissa Gebbia, Judy Drescher, Connie Lasher, Audrey Cohan, Jamie Cohen and Mark James. They worked conscientiously and diligently on behalf of the College and were generous in the use of their time.

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Ann Z. Branchini, Ph.D.
Vice President for Academic Affairs/Dean of the Faculty

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