Dennis L. Malone, Ph.D.

Senior Literacy and Education Consultant


  • Ph.D., Education, Indiana University, 1998
  • M.A., Education, Concordia University, Illinois, 1972
  • B.S., Education, Concordia Teachers College (now Concordia University), Illinois, 1964

Current positions

  • Consultant, Institute of Educational Development, BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2009–2014
  • Certified Senior Literacy and Education Consultant, SIL International, 2012–
  • Adjunct Faculty, Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics (GIAL), Dallas, Texas, 2010–  
  • Visiting Lecturer, Applied Linguistics, Mahidol University, Thailand, 1998–
  • Literacy and Education Consultant, SIL Mainland Southeast Asia Group (MSEAG), 1998–
  • Guest Faculty, Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia, Mahidol University, 1998–

Other professional experience and service

  • SIL International Literacy and Education Consultant, 2005–2011
  • Consultant for Bangla language education, Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC), Bangladesh, 2004–2008  
  • Lecturer, Literacy Megacourse, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, 2001, 2002
  • Applied Linguistics Consultant, Primary Education Project, Ministry of Education and Training, Vietnam (funded through World Bank), 2000–2002
  • Adjunct Professor of Linguistics, Literacy Megacourse, University of Texas at Arlington, 1997
  • Technical Advisor, National Mother Tongue Literacy, National Department of Education, Papua New Guinea, 1989–1991
  • Literacy Specialist/Facilitator, Kaugel Language Literacy Project, Papua New Guinea, 1982–1987

Professional membership

  • International Reading Association, 1983–  

Language proficiencies

  • English: ILR 5
  • Tok Pisin: ILR 3
  • Kaugel (Umbu-Ungu): ILR 2

Research interests

  • Mother tongue-based multilingual education
  • Language revitalization
  • Mother tongue literacy
  • Language(s) of instruction and curriculum development issues in multilingual education
  • Issues in orthography development for multilingual education programs
  • Longitudinal and other studies in mother tongue-based multilingual education programs
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