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Walter D. Mallory

Clinical Assistant Professor


Dr. Walter Mallory is a clinical assistant professor of education specializing in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. He earned his Ed.D. in Administration and Research from the University of Virginia. He has published and presented on a variety of educational leadership matters in state, regional, and national arenas.

In addition to being actively involved in teaching and research, Dr. Mallory also engages in professional service activities, such as serving as an evaluation specialist on grant review teams for the U.S. Department of Education. He is a member of a number of professional affiliations related to educational leadership, such as Phi Delta Kappa, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, and National Association of Elementary School Principals. Dr. Mallory has received honors and awards in recognition of his exemplary professional contributions. Named Educational Policy Fellow by the Institute for Educational Leadership and Dupont Fellow by the Curry School of Education, University of Virginia, Dr. Mallory brings expertise and prestige to the Virginia Tech School of Education community.


Ed.D.  Administration and Research, University of Virginia

M.Ed.  Curriculum and Instruction, University of Virginia

B.A.  Music, University of Virginia

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae 

Data-driven decision making, Program evaluation, Stress and the principalship-mindfulness Leadership

Dr. Mallory is a career educator who brings over 40 years of experience in K-12 public education as a teacher, researcher, building principal, instructional supervisor, assistant superintendent, consultant, evaluator, and professor of educational leadership and research methods. He brings a unique perspective of a trained and experienced researcher with that of an experienced educational administrator. As clinical assistant professor in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies program, he supervises a principal preparation cohort of graduate students and teaches courses with topics ranging from research to readings in educational research. Dr. Mallory has also been involved in grant-funded projects, which exemplifies his commitment to the field. As director of research for a Mott Foundation funded project for the National Community Education Association, Dr. Mallory conducted research on effective strategies for improving community education through 21st Century Community Learning Center programs. Other funded projects have related to educational leadership research.

    Hokie Bird

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    Falls Church, VA 22043