Jerry Malitz Biographical Sketch

Using strategic planning and data-driven decision-making to stimulate organizational dynamics and influence scales of effectiveness MCS helps clients successfully launch, analyze and redesign programs and processes to support data and research priorities. By aligning requirements with client and user needs; by conducting targeted reviews; by developing effective processes, and through action oriented training and data coaching, MCS provides innovative, effective and timely data and research solutions to clients, their staff and customers.

At the U.S. Dept. of Education, Jerry Malitz served in a senior leadership role as the first Chief Information Technology Officer at the Institute of Education Sciences. In this role he conceptualized, designed, and implemented information technologies across the Institute. Prior to that he served as the Chief Technology Officer and Webmaster at the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), where he was the creative director in spearheading improvements in serving the needs of customers, management, and staff. 

Prior to those roles he served as the Project Director for several large scale national data collection efforts including: IPEDS and the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS), and for the development of the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP), the NCES Course Classification System, and for the Student and the Staff Data Handbooks for Elementary, Secondary, and Early Childhood Education among other projects. 

Mr. Malitz has produced several books, papers, videos and training sessions on the use of technology and data in and for education, and he has designed numerous public and intranet applications for the dissemination and collection of information over the web. 

Mr. Malitz works with associations, federal agencies, State Education Departments, postsecondary institutions and private businesses, in designing research approaches and putting the proper data tools in the hands of education practitioners and providing instruction on how best to use them to inform decision-making. He is now serving his second 2-year term as an elected ANC Commissioner representing Washington DC's 3G-05 district.

Expertise Includes: 

  • Data-Driven Science
  • Providing Education Data Analysis & Linkage Strategies and Designs
  • Data Coaching
  • Survey Development
  • Conducting Website Usability, Performance Analyses, and Redesign Options
  • Leveraging Web Elements and Content to Engage Customers
  • Preparing and Conducting Data Training and Workshop Sessions
  • Performing Requirements and Functionality Analyses
  • Creating Data Standards, Frameworks and Definitions 


Current Clients: 

Recent Clients:

  • ICF International - Appalachia Regional Comprehensive Center (Charleston, WVa)
  • Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) (Washington DC)
  • Brookings Institution (Washington DC)
  • American Institutes for Research (Washington DC)
  • Westat, Inc. (Rockville, MD)
  • AEM Corp. (Herndon VA)
  • Research Triangle Institute (RTI) (Research Triangle Park, NC)
  • Education Northwest (Portland, OR)
  • Vangent, Inc. (Arlington, VA)
  • Council of Chief State School Officers (Washington DC)
  • MPR Associates, Inc. (Berkeley, CA)
  • Landauer Metropolitan (Mount Vernon, NY)
  • M. Davis & Company, Inc (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Synergy Enterprises, Inc. (Silver Spring, MD)
  • Sevatec, Inc (Falls Church, VA)
  • ActioNet, Inc. (Vienna, VA)
  • Specpro Technical Services, (San Antonio, TX) 

Selected Groups and Committees:

  • Commissioner, District of Columbia Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3G-05, 2017-present.
  • President, DC Metro Celiac Organization (Now Known as Capitol Celiacs), 2011 – 2013.
  • American University Alumni Board Member, 2011-2012.
  • Board of Directors Member, Northwest Neighbors Village, 2009-2010.
  • FedStats Intergovernmental Task Force (Gateway to the U.S. Statistical System), Member 2000-2003.
  • Interagency Committee on Standards Policy (ICSP) - NIST, Member 1999-2002.
  • Data Interchange Standards Association (DISA)/ASC X12 (Electronic Data Standards) 1997-1999.
  • Automated Information Resources Services National Task Force, Chair, 1992-1996.
  • Student Records Privacy Task Force (U.S. Department of Education), 1995-1996.
  • Montgomery County Maryland Public Schools Oversight Committee for Global Access, 1994-1995.
  • Consortium on School Networking (COSN), Parent Advisory Group 1994-1995.
  • National Education Goals Panel Technology Task Force 1992-1994.
  • Montgomery County Maryland School Board Advisory Committee for Career and Vocational Education, Chair 1984-1986, member 1982-1984.
  • Montgomery County Maryland County Council Fiscal Affairs Committee, 1984-1985.

Valid, timely, consistent and accessible data is the key to informed decision-making.

Well-informed decisions and research initiatives are powered by and formulated based on empirical data.

Using well-designed data, can help assist in identifying potential issues rather than relying on unsubstantiated anecdotes or speculative hypotheses.

Designing and putting the proper tools and the knowledge to use them at the disposal of practitioners is key to action-oriented results.