From the Provost — May 9, 2019

Helen Malone appointed vice provost for academic policy and faculty resources

Dear Colleagues,

I am delighted to share that Helen I. Malone, PhD, has accepted my offer to serve as vice provost for academic policy and faculty resources.  Subject to approval by the Board of Trustees, her appointment is effective June 1, 2019, through May 31, 2024.

Professor Malone joined Ohio State’s faculty in 2005.  Currently associate chair of the Department of Educational Studies in the College of Education and Human Ecology, she is a nationally renowned expert in applied behavior analysis.

Her research focuses on assessment and treatment of challenging behaviors of individuals with severe to profound disabilities.  She has been principal or co-principal investigator on U. S. Department of Education grants and principal investigator on several grants from the Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities. Her work is published in numerous chapters in edited books, scholarly journals, and professional presentations.

Professor Malone has taught graduate, undergraduate and K-12 students and was honored as an inaugural inductee into Ohio State’s former School of Physical Activity and Educational Services (PAES) Faculty Teaching Academy. During the past academic year, she was a fellow in the Academic Leadership Program of the Big Ten Academic Alliance.  She is a member of the Association for Applied Behavior Analysis International.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and linguistics from the University of California at Davis, a master’s degree in special education from New York University, and a PhD in special education: autism and developmental disabilities from The University of Texas at Austin.

Professor Malone will assume the role previously held by Senior Vice Provost Kay N. Wolf to provide university-wide leadership related to academic policy and academic personnel.

Please join me in congratulating Helen.


Bruce A. McPheron, PhD
Executive Vice President and Provost