JoanĀ Gallos

Faculty Emerita Joan GallosProfessor Emerita

Educational Degrees

B.A. Princeton University (Bachelor of Arts cum laude)
M.Ed. Harvard Graduate School of Education (Master of Education)
Ph.D. Harvard Graduate School of Education (Doctor of Education)

Joan V. Gallos was tenured Professor of Leadership at Wheelock College, where she previously served as Vice President for Academic Affairs during three major institutional accreditations. Prior to Wheelock, Gallos was tenured Professor of Leadership, University of Missouri Curators' Distinguished Teaching Professor, and Director of the Executive MBA Program at the Henry W. Bloch School of Management at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), where she also served as Dean and Professor of Leadership at the School of Education, Coordinator of University Accreditation, Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Strategic Planning, Director of the Higher Education Graduate Programs, and a member of the University of Missouri graduate and doctoral faculties during her nearly twenty years at UMKC.

Gallos is an award-winning scholar, author, and educator in the fields of leadership and management education and a consultant who has engaged in leadership development and organizational start-up and change projects for private and public organizations in the U.S. and abroad. Gallos has taught at the Radcliffe Seminars, Harvard Graduate School of Education, University of Massachusetts-Boston, and Babson College, as well as in executive programs at institutions such as Harvard's Kennedy School and Graduate School of Education, Babson, University of Missouri system, Notre Dame, and University of British Columbia.

Her scholarship centers on leadership and management pedagogy for a diverse work world; organizational change; the arts as a vehicle for individual, organizational, and community development; and expanding conceptions of what, how and why professionals learn. She has received several best paper awards; and has held editorial positions for the Journal of Management Education for nearly 25 years (including as the journal's editor-in-chief) and appointments to the editorial review boards of several other journals in her field. Gallos has published five books (listed below); more than 50 articles and chapters; and multiple sets of curricular and training materials for the organizational and administrative sciences, including teaching materials for the entire Jossey Bass Reader series in management. She also has a co-authored and produced play on teen health; draft of a book for young readers; multiple children's books in development; and progress on a first novel.

Selected Publications

  • Engagement: Transforming Difficult Relationships at Work (with Lee G. Bolman). New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2016.
  • Reframing Academic Leadership (with Lee G. Bolman). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2011.
  • Business Leadership. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2008.
  • Organization Development. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2006.
  • Teaching Diversity: Listening to the Soul, Speaking from the Heart (with V. Jean Ramsey). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1997.

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