Edward Malin, Ph.D.

Edward Malin, Ph.D.

His dissertation involved validation of computer simulations of visual perception errors made while observing moving patterns. Dr. Malin has served Sacred Heart University since July 1970 when he joined the Department of Psychology teaching Statistics, Research Methodology, Experimental and Applied Psychology.

Dr. Malin’s career at Sacred Heart University has included over twenty years as chair of a range of academic departments. He has also accepted appointment to a variety of administrative functions including Associate Dean and Acting Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost. He has been active within the university community: serving multiple terms as president of the University senate; participating in two re-constitution-of-Academic-governance projects; participating in multiple University strategic planning committees; contributing to NEASC Accreditation projects; and helping to achieve three major revisions of the University undergraduate CORE programs.

Since re-joining the Faculty of Education in 2002 (his first management of this unit began in the late 1980’s) he has instituted an electronic assessment system and led the unit to full state program approval and to full National accreditation by NCATE with two programs achieving National recognition. He has become increasingly active in regional and national education issues. He has been elected for four years as president of the AACTE CT (the CT organization of deans and directors of higher education teacher preparation programs) and serves on numerous statewide commissions and task forces. He participates in national symposia sponsored by ETS, presents papers and workshops on assessment issues and cognitive processes related to the development of understanding.

When time permits, Dr. Malin indulges hobbies of sailing, scuba, and digital photography. He acts in regional theater, preferring Shakespearean roles. He is dedicated to his family, including his wife, three adult sons, their wives and eight grandchildren.

Degrees and Certifications

    • BA within the General Program of Liberal Studies at the University of Notre Dame
    • MA in General Psychology and Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology were both earned at Fordham University

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