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Department of Political Science

Dr. Christopher Malone

Chistopher Malone Dr. Christopher Malone has two decades of experience in higher education and politics in New York City and State. In August 2015 Malone was appointed Associate Dean of the School of Natural and Social Sciences and Associate Professor of Political Science at Lehman College, CUNY. From 2001-2015 he was a professor of Political Science at Pace University in New York City. In his years at Pace University, Malone served in various administrative roles, including: Founding Director of the American Studies Program, Director of the Pforzheimer Honors College, and Chair of the Department of Political Science. For the entirety of his career at Pace, Malone ran the Political Science Department’s internship program, placing hundreds of students in experiential learning opportunities. From 2011-2015 Malone served in the New York State Senate as Policy Director for State Senator Gustavo Rivera from the Bronx.  Malone's academic research lies in the field of race and American Political Development, civic engagement and participation. Besides his numerous scholarly journal articles and book reviews, he is the author of Between Freedom and Bondage: Race, Party and Voting Rights in the Antebellum North (Routledge Press 2007), co-editor and contributing author to Occupying Political Science: The Occupy Wall Street Movement from New York to the World (Palgrave Macmillan 2013), and co-editor and contributing author of The Organic Globalizer: Hip Hop, Political Development and Movement Culture (Bloomsbury Press, 2014).  During his time in the New York State Senate, Malone’s policy work focused around health, higher education, and civil rights in New York State, resulting in dozens of bills submitted for passage and several laws passed. Throughout his career, Malone has sought to bridge two "professions" - higher education and public service - seamlessly in the service of his students, his university, his city, his state, and communities beyond.