Jeff Maloney joined the ELT faculty at BYU–Hawaii from Northeastern State University where he was an assistant professor in the Department of Languages and Literature. While at NSU, he also worked as the director of the ESL academy and served on the faculty council. He has worked at the intersection of education and international exchange in program administration, teaching, mentorship, and as a colleague with students and scholars from around the world.
His academic career began when he pursued the skills necessary to help students reach their language goals. He received a bachelor’s degree from BYU-Idaho and a master’s in applied linguistics from Ohio University, and a doctorate in second language studies from Michigan State University. He has spent time as a teacher in Russia, a language student in Japan, and as a missionary in Brazil.
Jeff was born and raised in the Cincinnati, Ohio area, and, together with his wife, Mallory, they are the parents of two daughters. They most look forward to serving the diverse student body and surrounding community as they live and work in Laie.