Academic Affairs Leadership Change Announced

June 04, 2012

Dr. Joan Gallos, Wheelock College Vice President of Academic Affairs

Wheelock announced that Dr. Joan Gallos will join the College as Vice President of Academic Affairs, effective September 1, 2012.

Dr. Gallos brings to Wheelock 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. Dr. Gallos will bring to Wheelock her admirable reputation as a community leader and academic entrepreneur.

For the past 18 years, Dr. Gallos has been affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City in a variety of positions, including for the past seven years as Professor of Leadership at the Henry W. Bloch School of Management and for the past five with the honor of having been named University of Missouri Curators' Distinguished Teaching Professor.  She is a full professor with tenure in the Bloch School's nationally-ranked Department of Public Affairs.  In this capacity, she also serves as a member of the University of Missouri graduate and doctoral faculties.

Since 2008, Dr. Gallos has served as the Director of the Bloch Executive MBA Program, where she has academic and full enterprise leadership responsibilities for this high-quality, innovative program. During her time at the University of Missouri, Dr. Gallos has also served as Dean, 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 has since 2001 been 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 five 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.

Dr. Gallos brings to Wheelock an extraordinary record as teacher, scholar, and academic leader. She is well prepared and eager to lead at Wheelock.

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