Dr. Joan Gallos, Vice President for Academic Affairs
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dr. Joan Gallos joined Wheelock College as Vice President for Academic Affairs in 2012, bringing an impressive and extensive background as an academic leader and program builder across disciplinary and institutional boundaries and an exemplary record as teacher, program designer, and academic advisor. She is a scholar and researcher with a national recognition for her work on leadership, organizational development, and professional education and diversity. She has also earned a reputation as a community leader and academic entrepreneur.
Prior to Wheelock, Dr. Gallos was affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City in a variety of positions, including Professor of Leadership at the Henry W. Bloch School of Management, University of Missouri Curators' Distinguished Teaching Professor, and tenured professor in the Bloch School's nationally-ranked Department of Public Affairs. She also served as a member of the University of Missouri graduate and doctoral faculties. In addition, Dr. Gallos served as the Director of the Bloch Executive MBA Program, as Dean of the School of Education and Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Strategic Planning, and as Coordinator of Campus Accreditation in the Office of Vice President for Academic Affairs.
In addition to her varied roles at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Dr. Gallos was part of the Core Faculty of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians and was Founding Director of the Truman Center for the Healing Arts at the Truman Medical Center, Kansas City's public safety-net hospital. She has been an instructor at Radcliffe Seminars, Harvard University, the University of Massachusetts-Boston, and Babson College. She has also provided organizational consulting, program design, and professional education projects for public and private sector organizations in the U.S. and abroad.
Dr. Gallos is an accomplished scholar, serving in editorial positions for the Journal of Management Education for nearly 25 years and on the editorial review boards of several management journals. She has authored four books, including Organization Development, named a "notable Book for 2006" by the publication Training and Development. She currently has two additional books in development. She has published numerous articles and chapters and received several best paper awards.
Dr. Gallos received a Bachelor of Arts cum laude from Princeton University and her Master and Doctor of Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.