Malachi Nichols

Director of Data and Strategy

Malachi joined Forward in 2019 as the Director of Evaluation and Data Quality, working to launch the Data and Policy Symposium.

Prior to joining Forward, he served as a Robotics Teacher, Probability & Statistics Teacher, and an AmeriCorps Service Member at Prism North America.

He holds a Ph.D. in Education Policy, a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, and a minor in African and African-American Studies from the University of Arkansas. He has published in various academic journals including Politics and Policy, PLoS ONE and the Journal of School Choice. Malachi’s program evaluations include a university level need-based grant program, a university level peer-mentoring program, and pull-out services for students with academic disabilities in K-12.