Madlene Hamilton

Dr. Madlene Hamilton is the SHARIAsource Lab Manager at the Program in Islamic Law. She is a social scientist, with strong technical and subject-matter expertise in health and education, as well as management experience in the social sector. She specializes in strategic policy analysis, mixed-methods research, program evaluation, and data innovation. Most recently she was a Fulbright Scholar (Teaching and Research) at the Institute for Population and Development Studies at The University of Sierra Leone, Fourah Bay College. She has held various positions at several academic institutions including Rice University (Postdoc), Stanford University (Academic Research and Program Officer), and George Washington University (Research) and with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (Data Specialist).

She has published on education and policy in Urban Education (2013), Encyclopedia of the Life Course and Human Development (2009), and Anthropology and Education Quarterly (2007).

Madlene holds a B.S in Child and Human Development and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy from the University of Texas at Austin and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership – Policy Studies from George Washington University.