Dr. Linda Malone-Colón
Dr. Linda Malone-Colón is a clinical and personality psychologist, researcher, consultant and administrator.She is Chair of the Psychology Department at Hampton University, and the former Executive Director of the National Healthy Marriage Resource Center. Dr. Malone-Colón also designed and teaches a premier course on Black marriages for college students that has been featured at national conferences and in Essence magazine. She is also a noted scholar, national speaker, and consultant and has authored several important publications on African American marriage and families. Dr. Malone-Colón is also a professional development and diversity consultant and presents workshops, management training and retreats for private industry and state and local government agencies.
Also, she is the founder of a new National Center on African American Marriages and Parenting. The Center brings together Black Churches and Black Institutions of Higher Education to help strengthen marriage, parenting and families in African American communities. Additionally, Dr. Malone-Colón is currently engaged in research and scholarship aimed at identifying protective and risk factors for African Americans in developing satisfying and stable marital relationships.
Dr. Malone-Colón has also been a professor at Foothill Community College in California and Dillard University in New Orleans and has taught in Medford and Boston, Massachusetts public schools. She has also conducted clinical assessments and counseling for children in the Child Development Center at Howard University and counseled public school teachers as a Co-Director of professional development program for the State of South Carolina.
In addition, she founded and developed the University Counseling Center at Hampton University and was the Executive Director of the Center for eight years. In this capacity she also counseled students, faculty and staff with psychosocial concerns and provided psycho-educational workshops on and off campus.
Most importantly, she is a loving mother, daughter and sister. She has two sons, Adimu Colon, a radio personality and producer in Washington, DC and New York and Jabari Colon, Assistant Director of Admissions at Cheyney University in Pennsylvania. She is also the proud grandmother of Ayana Colon. Her parents, Fred and Maggie Malone have been married for 65 years. Her two sisters and closest friends are Barbara Halsey and Jacqui Malone.
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