Lynn Malinoff, Ed.D.

Director, Bright Futures

Lynn Malinoff, Ed.D., is the director of Eastern Michigan University’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers Programs, Bright Futures, which are located in three districts along the Michigan Avenue Corridor – Wayne-Westland Community Schools District, Willow Run Community Schools and Ypsilanti Public Schools. The project is centered at EMU’s Institute for the Study of Children, Families and Communities. Lynn has worked for 35 years in K-12 education as a general and special education teacher, grant writer, program developer and change agent. She has taught at all levels and developed grants and programs for at-risk youth with a focus on mentoring and service-learning. Lynn received her doctorate in educational leadership from EMU where she studied the culture, history and politics of local communities along the Michigan Avenue corridor in Southeastern Michigan. She continues to use her entrepreneurial skills and systems knowledge to build bridges between higher education, the K-12 schools, and the community. She has two grown sons, a husband and three Shetland Sheepdogs, teaches graduate courses at Eastern Michigan University and is passionate about photography.


by Lynn Malinoff, Ed.D.

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