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Celeste Malone, PhD, MS

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Celeste Malone, PhD, MS, is an associate professor and coordinator of the school psychology program at Howard University. She received her MS in school counseling from Johns Hopkins University, her doctorate in school psychology from Temple University, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in child clinical and pediatric psychology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Malone’s primary research interest relates to multicultural and diversity issues embedded in the training and practice of school psychology. Specifically, her work addresses the development of multicultural competence through education and training, diversification of the profession of school psychology, and the relationship between culturally responsive practice and PK-12 student outcomes. To help bridge the gap between research and practice, Dr. Malone conducts equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) and social justice workshops for state departments of education, school districts, and professional organizations. Recent topics include recognizing and responding to microaggressions, using data to promote equity and systems change, multilevel interventions for disproportionality, and equity considerations for school reopening during the COVID pandemic. Dr. Malone holds national leadership positions with the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and the American Psychological Association (APA). She has been recognized for her ongoing leadership and commitment to social justice in psychology by presidential recognitions from NASP, the Maryland School Psychologists’ Association, and APA Division 16 School Psychology.