Shereen El Mallah

Shereen El Mallah

  • Research Assistant Professor

Office Location

Ridley Hall 220
PO Box 400281
405 Emmet Street S
Charlottesville, VA 22903


Shereen El Mallah is a faculty affiliate of Youth-Nex and the Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) interested in the intersection of applied science and social justice. As a scholar-activist, her work draws heavily on rapid cycle evaluation, participatory approaches, design-based research, and the framework of QuantCrit to address three notable gaps:

  • The gap between what works in research and what works in practice
  • The gap between valuing what we can measure and measuring what we value
  • The racial/ethnic and socioeconomic gaps in developmental and educational outcomes that are rooted in longstanding structural and systemic inequities

El Mallah regularly engages in research-practice partnerships intent on interrupting inequitable practices, policies, and research, as well as explores communication and dissemination strategies that facilitate the use of evidence. She is committed to working with and for underrepresented, marginalized, or systematically minoritized groups to leverage both quantitative and qualitative data in challenging dominant narratives.


Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst
M.A., Virginia Tech
B.S., Johns Hopkins University


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