Denita Powell Malvern develops KERA’s community engagement initiatives, maintains KERA’s community partnerships and helps enhance the station’s role across North Texas. She identifies target audiences, recruits subjects for events and news initiatives, and builds awareness, understanding and interaction with the community.
Denita has twenty years of museum, education and public media experience. She’s worked for Cedar Hill ISD, The Women’s Museum: An Institute for the Future, The College of Adult Learning at Cincinnati Christian University, The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and Cincinnati Public Schools.
She has a B.A. in history from Wittenberg University and an M.Ed. in Education Administration from Xavier University in Cincinnati. She is a past member of the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) Education Center Board and received the NETA Ottinger Scholarship Award in 2015.
Her interests include education, philanthropy, public policy, social issues, community engagement, history and the arts.