Term Assistant Professor
Dr. Mary Elizabeth Gallo is a professor in the School of
Management. Mary has been on both sides of the educational world at
USF, she earned her doctorate in Education with a major in
Leadership Studies from the USF School of Education along with her
Masters in Organization Development. Mary's foremost
passion is international service learning.
For Mary, service learning and volunteerism is crucial for both
students and instructors in order to enhance understanding, connect
theory to practice, foster civic responsibility, and experience
different cultures and diversity. Mary has organized and led a
service trip to Lima, Peru. In Lima she and a group of
undergraduate students worked with homeless children involved in
human trafficking. Mary also participated in a mission identity and
leadership delegation trip to El Salvador and while there met with
social-political leaders and grassroots organizations in order to
conduct research on social justice issues.
Professionally, Mary's expertise in organizational
communication and leadership has led to many opportunities. Mary
has worked within several large companies to design education and
strategic communication seminars, create company missions, and has
founded an Organization Training and Development Department.
Mary's research interests include narrative identity,
global engagement and career development among American university
students in international community based learning programs.
Mary's research and writings have been presented at
multiple national conferences and seminars. Her most recent paper,
titled Women and Leadership: The Inner Dimension of Leadership was
presented at the Women in Higher Educator Conference in Washington,
D.C. In addition to all of her teaching and research, Mary conducts
OD consulting for a family business, serves on two boards in the
bay area and is the Chairperson for the North Bay Leadership
council for USF.
Ed.D., Education, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, 2008
- Leading Change in Organizations
- Topics in Organizational Behavior and Leadership
- Small Group Interaction and Decision Making (Service-Learning)
- Organizational Leadership (Fall 2009)
- Management and Organizational Dynamics (Service Learning) (Fall 2009)
- Leadership for Organization Development (Spring 2009)
- Developed self-directed course: Leadership and Spirituality