Symposium to honor Carol Malloy’s work

Oct. 10 event brings alumni, researchers to build upon, extend Malloy’s scholarship

Saturday, October 10, 2015
8:30a.m. - 5:00p.m.

Rizzo Conference Center

Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP to Laurie Norman, director of alumni relations, by email at, or by calling 919-843-6979.

The School of Education is sponsoring the Carol Malloy Research Symposium on Oct. 10, bringing together former students and other colleagues to celebrate Malloy’s work.

“The symposium is to recognize Carol Malloy's lasting legacy to mathematics education – through her teaching, research, mentoring, and professional service – for underserved youth,” said Judith Meece, professor of educational psychology, a longtime friend of Malloy’s and an organizer of the event.

Malloy, who died in January after a brief illness, had retired from the School of Education in 2009 after having served on the faculty since 1994. She and her husband, William Malloy, also a returned member of the School of Education faculty, were living in Wilmington.

Malloy’s scholarly and professional activities focused on equity in math education and school reform, work that was frequently recognized by her peers and students.

The symposium, which will be held at the Rizzo Conference Center in Chapel Hill, will feature a daylong program of paper sessions, a keynote address, a luncheon, poster presentations and a reception.

Former students, colleagues to present

The symposium will feature a number of former students of Malloy’s and other colleagues who worked with her in professional associations.

Robert Berry (Ph.D. ’03), Malloy’s first doctoral advisee and a faculty member at the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia, will provide the keynote address. William Malloy will introduce Berry.

Others participating in the symposium will represent the professional organizations in which Carol Malloy was active, including the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the Benjamin Banneker Association and AVID, a national nonprofit organization that works to improve college readiness among under-represented populations.

Malloy had served as president of the Benjamin Banneker Association, which supports teachers’ efforts to provide the highest quality mathematics learning for African-American students. She received the organization’s Distinguished Member Award in 2003. The NCTM gave Malloy its Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Service to Mathematics Education in 2013.

The program

Following is a summary of the symposium program:

8:30a.m. - 9:30a.m. Coffee and Danish
Video Tribute to Dr. Carol Malloy
Research Poster Displays on display all day
9:30a.m. - 10:30a.m. Introduction of Keynote Speaker by William Malloy
Keynote Speaker: Robert Berry, Ph.D. ’03
“The Promise of Qualitative Metasynthesis for Mathematics Education Research: Black Learner’s Perseverance with Mathematics”
10:45a.m. - 12:00p.m. Two concurrent paper sessions
12:15p.m. – 1:30p.m. Luncheon
Speakers: Skip Fennell (NCTM), Cheryl M. Adeyemi (Benjamin Banneker Association, and Robert Logan, (AVID Organization)
1:45p.m. – 3:00p.m. Two Concurrent Research Paper Sessions
3:15p.m. - 4:00p.m. Closing Session: Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Carol E. Malloy’s Contributions to the School of Education
Speakers: Deans Don Stedman, Madeleine Grumet, and Bill McDiarmid
4:00p.m. - 5:00p.m. Reception