Anita Hopson Malone, Ph.D., an experienced researcher and practitioner of diversity and inclusion programs, has been named Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy’s new coordinator of student engagement. Malone graduated with her Bachelor of Science in liberal studies from the University of Central Oklahoma and her master’s in human relations from the University of Oklahoma. In 2017, Hopson Malone earned her doctoral degree in instructional leadership and academic curriculum from OU.
With nearly two decades of experience in education, Hopson Malone taught in various educational spaces ranging from K-12 classrooms to university lecture halls. Throughout her career, she has been an advocate for students and children. Malone recently served as a program specialist at the Center for Early Childhood Professional Development at OU where she coordinated and managed the development of curriculum for classrooms across the state.
In her role at Mewbourne College, Hopson Malone will serve our students and college in a variety of functions. She will serve as the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion liaison for the college and work on initiatives related to the strategic plan. Anita will work with our students by offering programing for their needs, and she will also assist with some recruiting efforts for the college.
“I am excited for the experience Anita brings to this role and the way she can positively impact our students and college as a whole. Anita has a passion for this work and I’m looking forward to seeing her leadership in this arena,” said Annette Moran, director of Student Services at Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy’s Pioneer Natural Resources Student Services Center.