Susan E. Malone, Ph.D.

Senior Literacy and Education Consultant


  • Honorary Ph.D., Mahidol University's Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia, Bangkok, Thailand, 2016
  • Ph.D., Education, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 1997
  • M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA, 1988
  • Diploma in Nursing, Lutheran Medical Center, St. Louis, MO, 1964

Current positions

  • Certified Senior Literacy and Education Consultant, SIL International, 2012–
  • SIL International Coordinator for Literacy and Education, 2010–2014
  • Guest Faculty, Institute of Language and Culture for Rural Development, Mahidol University, Bangkok, 1998–2015

Other professional experience and service

  • Timor Leste with UNICEF, Ministry of Education and Alola Foundation, 2011, 2012-2013, 2014-2015
  • Liberia with LIBRALO and Ministry of Education, 2014-2015
  • Viet Nam with UNICEF and Ministry of Education and Training, 2015
  • Liberia with Concern Worldwide sponsored by SIL LEAD, USAID and concern Worldwide, 2014
  • SIL International Literacy and Education Consultant, 2005–2011
  • Consultant in Multilingual Education, SIL International, 2007–2010
  • International Literacy Consultant, Mainland Southeast Asia Group, 1998–2010
  • Coordinator, Literacy & Multilingual Education, SIL Asia Area, 1998-2008
  • Visiting Lecturer, Literacy and Education, University of North Dakota, 2001–2002
  • Adjunct Professor, Linguistics, University of Texas at Arlington, 1997–1999
  • Associate Instructor, Student Academic Program, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 1992–1994
  • Technical advisor, National Mother Tongue Literacy Program, National Department of Education, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 1989–1991
  • Executive Officer, International Literacy Year Advisory Committee for PNG, National Department of Education, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 1989–1990
  • Co-Editor, READ Magazine, SIL Papua New Guinea Branch, 1983–1987
  • Literacy Specialist/Facilitator, Kaugel language, SIL Papua New Guinea Branch, 1982–1987

Professional memberships

  • International Reading Association, 2010–

Language proficiencies

  • English: ILR 5
  • Tok Pisin: ILR 3

Research interests

  • Bridging between languages in multilingual education
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