David M. Malone

Faculty Director, Duke Service-Learning; Professor of the Practice, Program in Education

David M. Malone
External address: 
213 West Duke Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-3075
Office Hours: 
By appointment. To arrange a meeting time, please contact Vandora Ross at 919.660.3075 or vandora.ross@duke.edu.

David joined the faculty of Duke in 1984 and teaches courses in educational psychology, literacy, and service-learning. Working closely with colleagues at Duke and in the Durham Public Schools, David helped develop a service-learning/tutoring program that matches about 300 Duke students each year with children who need assistance in reading, math, and academic learning strategies. In 2006 David was named Faculty Director of the Office of Service-Learning within Trinity College, and shortly afterward the office was administratively housed within the Program in Education and re-named Duke Service-Learning.


Educational psychology, school psychology, student-centered approaches to teaching and learning, experiential and service-learning, innovative educational approaches in higher education.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Duke University 1984

Selected Grants

Learn and Serve awarded by (Co-Principal Investigator). 2010 to 2013

Bookman, J., and D. M. Malone. “The Nature of Learning in Interactive Technological Environments: A ProposalFor a Research Agenda Based on Grounded Theory.” Research in Collgiate Mathematics Education, 2003.

Malone, D., and J. DiBona. “What elementary school principals say about diet and exercise.” North Carolina Education Research Conference, 2008.

Malone, D. M. “The No Child Left Behind Act and the Teacher Shortage.” Duke Center for Child and Family Policy Briefs, vol. 2, no. 7, Jan. 2003.

Malone, D. M., et al. “"Perspective Transformation: Prospective Teacher's Transformative Journey Through a Tutoring Service Learning Experience".” Teacher Education Quarterly, vol. 29, no. 1, Dec. 2002.

Dodge, K. A., et al. “Coming of age: The department of education.” Phi Delta Kappan, vol. 83, no. 9, May 1999, pp. 674–76. Open Access Copy

Malone, K., et al. “Psychopathology as Nonexperience.” Review of Existential Psychology and Psychiatry, Nov. 1995.