Term Assistant Professor Mary Elizabeth Gallo has been immersed
in both sides of the educational experience at USF, earning her
doctorate in Education (with a major in Leadership Studies) along
with her master's degree in Organizational Development.
Her areas of research include: narrative identity, global
engagement, and career development among American university
students in international community-based learning programs.
Professor Gallo feels that international service learning and
volunteerism is crucial for students and instructors to enhance
their understanding of different cultures, helping them foster
civic responsibility and connect theory to practice.
As a participant in a mission identity and leadership delegation
trip to El Salvador, Professor Gallo met with social-political
leaders and grassroots organizations in order to conduct research
on social justice issues. In addition, Gallo lead a recent service
trip to Lima, Peru, where she and a group of undergraduate students
worked with homeless children affected by human trafficking.
Gallo has worked within several large companies designing
education and strategic communication seminars, creating company
missions, and founding an Organization Training & Development
Department. Gallo conducts OD consulting for a family business,
serves on two boards in the Bay Area and is the Chairperson for
USF's North Bay Leadership Council.
Ed.D., Education, Major: Leadership Studies, USF, 2008
Board Member, Daughters of Charity Foundation
Board Member, Christopher P. Walker Foundation
Board Member, G-3 Enterprises
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