Dr. Louis B. Gallien Jr., Ed.D.
Department: Dean's Office
Office: 415C Pawley Hall
Phone: (248) 370-3045
Prior to his arrival last year as Dean and Professor of Education at Oakland University, Gallien was a Distinguished Professor of Education and department chair of the doctoral program in higher education leadership. Professor Gallien began his college teaching career in 1987 at Millsaps College in Jackson Mississippi, the same year he earned his doctorate from the University of North Carolina. During the ensuing years, he taught at Transylvania University (one if the oldest liberal arts colleges in the United States), Wheaton College, served as Department chair of the teacher education program at Mercer University and, before arriving at Regent in 2002, was a professor of urban education at Spelman College (one of only two remaining historically black colleges for women in the U.S). He also held adjunct professorial positions at Morehouse College and Emory University. He has taught on the B.S., M.Ed. M.A.T., Ed.S and Ed.D degree levels at the afore-mentioned educational institutions. He served two terms as President of the Georgia Association of Independent Colleges for Teacher Education.
He has conducted faculty development seminars on effective pedagogical strategies for colleges and universities across the country, including Morehouse College, where he co-led their Annual Faculty Development Conference in May 2002 with Dr. Angela Farris-Watkins, an educational psychologist and the niece of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He was also a plenary speaker at the Tenth Annual Black Family Conference in Louisville, KY where he presented his research on black males with Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu. He has also conducted faculty in-service workshops for the Schools of Undergraduate Studies, Divinity, Psychology and Counseling and the Center for Teaching and Learning at Regent University.
Married: Diane Lee Joyner, B.A. Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, University of Reading, England
Children: Saralee Stafford Gallien (5-2-87), B.A. Bard College, 2009; Christian Bertrand Gallien (7-4-94)
Gallien’s primary research interests center on African American pedagogy, religion, culture and history. In that vein, he has co-edited two texts titled: Instructing and Mentoring the African American College Student: Strategies for Success in Higher Education, Allyn and Bacon, 2004 and Closing the African American Achievement Gap in Higher Education, Teachers College Press, 2007. He has written monographs, chapters and articles on the following African American themes: black male underachievement patterns and attitudes towards education in the deep South, impact of a cross-cultural mentoring program in an inner-city environment, the impact of hip-hop culture on the values of African American college students, the pedagogical ramifications of the works of W.E.B Dubois on contemporary college students, utilizing cross-cultural texts in a pedagogy and ethics graduate course, the positive impact of a Core Curriculum on middle school African American students, the impact of high-stakes testing on African American students, distance education issues impacting African American graduate students and their sense of community and academic connectness. He has also collaborated with two psychology professors, Professors Mark Yarhouse and Latrelle Jackson on articles pertaining to the conflicted identities and issues surrounding black men who engage in same sex behaviors and indigenous forms and frameworks of character development in black communities.
His secondary research interests center on the integration of faith and learning from pedagogical and historical perspectives. In that regard, he has written a series of four monographs on the early history of Wheaton College that focuses on their radical heritage as an abolitionist institution during 1994-2004: (Almost Persuaded: The Wesleyan-Holiness Movement’s Influence on Jonathan Blanchard and Wheaton College from 1839-1889, Revive Us Again: The Conflicted Missions of Oberlin and Wheaton College During the Progressive Era, A Daughter of the King: The Ministry and Life of Rev. Frances Townsley During the Progressive Era 1873-1903. Is Your All on the Altar?: The Quest for Wesleyan Perfection in Revivals at Oberlin and Wheaton Colleges). His chapter on Blanchard was funded by the Pew Foundation and the other articles were funded by grants from Wheaton College. The papers were presented at conferences at the Society of American Church Historians meetings at Oberlin and Wheaton Colleges, and twice at Asbury Theological Seminary, and published in several journals.
He has held six major fellowships in his career from the University of Michigan (Rackham Fellow), Wye Institute (Wye Plantation, MD), Pew Foundation (research), Mellon Fellow (overseas institute), NEH (summer research at Haverford College, PA), Georgia Governor’s Teaching Fellow (University of Georgia). He represented Regent at two international institutes, the Oxford Roundtable at Lincoln College, Oxford University and the Salzburg Seminar in Salzburg, Austria. He was a also Visiting Scholar at Oxford-Brookes University in Oxford, England in the summer of 2004.
Doctor of Education, Educational Policy, Administration and Research, University of North Carolina- Greensboro, 1987. (Minor: Women’s Studies)
Master of Arts, History, University of North Carolina-Greensboro, 1980.
Bachelor of Science, Government/History, Taylor University, 1976. (Minors:English/Theology)
Post-Doctoral Studies: Rackham Scholar, Graduate School of Education, The University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Summer, 1988.
Visiting Scholar, Oxford-Brookes University, Oxford, England, Summer, 2004.
Diaconal Candidate, Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia, Virginia Theological Seminary, VA
Instructing and Mentoring the African American College Student: Strategies for Success in Higher
Education. Boston: Allyn and Bacon Publishers. 2004. (with Marsha Peterson).
Closing the African American Achievement Gap in Higher Education. New York: Teacher’s College Press,
2007. (with Fred Rovai and Helen Stiff-Williams).
A Precarious Future: The Decline of Women’s Colleges, Historically Black Colleges and Universities and
Evangelical Christian Colleges in the 21st Century. New York: Oxford University Press. (In preparation)
Additionally, he has completed two encyclopedic biographies on John Perkins and Jeanne Middleton-Hairston for the Harvard University series on Notable African Americans in the 21st Century, edited by Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Chair of the African American Studies at Harvard in Oxford University Press published in 2008. He is involved in an international study for research in England, Brazil, and the United States on African-Caribbean male high school students for which he has received two grants with his former doctoral fellow Professor Emery Petchauer, of Lincoln University.
Dean Gallien’s latest publications are a chapter in a book from New York University Press titled: Black Tongues of Fire: Afro-Pentecostalism and its Changing Discourses. (eds. Alexander and Young, 2011). His chapter is titled: “Navigating the Music of Earthly Desire and Heavenly Bliss in the Careers of Sam Cooke, Donny Hathaway and Marvin Gaye.” And, another chapter in a book from Blackwell Press, Oxford England titled: “The Double Conscious Nature of American Evangelicalism’s views over Civil Rights in the Progressive Era.
He is working on a book titled: A Precarious Future: The Demise of Exclusive Higher Educational Institutions in the United States. Oxford University Press, in preparation.
The Coeducational Transition of The Woman’s College of The University of North Carolina: A Case Study
in Organizational Change. Ann Arbor, MI: University Microfilms International, 1987.
In 2006, Gallien was presented three awards from Regent University: He was awarded the Annual Faculty Spring Award for outstanding teaching, research and service, the School of Education Professor of the Year Award and, The Chancellor’s Award as the outstanding faculty member of the year for the entire University faculty at Commencement.
In March of 2010, Professor Gallien was the spring Convocation Speaker at Erskine College (SC) where he delivered an address on the contemporary search for effective faith and learning integration models in church-related institutions in the South.
In Spring of 2010, Professor Gallien was offered and accepted the position of Dean and Professor of Education with tenure of the School of Education and Human Services at Oakland University in Rochester, MI. Dean Gallien oversees a staff of nearly fifty and a faculty of just under 80 full-time and a student body of undergraduates and graduates of around 2,000. Oakland’s School of Education and Human Services is known for its effective programs in teacher leadership, human resources development, counseling, educational leadership, child studies & human development, teacher development & educational studies and is gaining a national reputation in Autism.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Michigan Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, the steering committee for the Higher Education Consortium of Colleges and Universities for the Detroit Public Schools and is a board member of the Auburn Hills Chamber of Commerce.
Greensboro City-Stage Executive Committee, United Arts Council
United Arts Council, 10K Run for the Arts Race Chairman
Greensboro Preservation Exchange Member
Greensboro Preservation Society, Member-Board of Directors
Sigma Phi Epsilon, Faculty Advisor, University of North Carolina-Greensboro
Coach, North Carolina Gymnastics Academy
PGA Greater Greensboro Open, City of Greensboro Jaycees Volunteer
School Board Member, Mt. Salus Day School, Clinton, Mississippi
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Glen Ellyn, Illinois, Christian Education Committee and Adult Education
Co-Chair, Co-Director; Crop Walk for Hunger, Parish Discernment Committee
Christ Church Episcopal, Macon, Georgia, Chair, Christian Education Committee, Adult Education
Community Development Committee, City of Macon, Georgia
Linkhorn Cove Civic League, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Galilee Episcopal Church, Virginia Beach, VA: Chair, Christian Education Committee, Adult Education
Teacher and Chair, Strategic Long-Range Planning Committee, Southern Virginia Diocesan Delegate,
Chair, Galilee Fellows Program, Chalicer, Lector, Vestry Member, Parish Register, Rector’s Search
Committee, Bishop’s Elector, Diaconal Candidate
President, Bard College Parent’s Leadership Council, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Board of Directors, National Fellows Initiative, Pittsburgh, PA
Chair, Board of Directors, Friends of St. John’s University, Tanzania, Africa
Bard College Presidential Commission on Diversity, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Awards and Honors
Fellow, Salzburg Global Seminar, 2007
BBC Fifth Annual Faculty Convocation Lecturer, Florida International University, 2007
Chancellor’s Award for Excellence/University Professor of the Year, Regent University, 2006
Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching, Research and Service, Spring Term, Regent University, 2006
Professor- of- the- Year, School of Education, Regent University, 2006
Faculty Author of the Month, Regent University Bookstore Award, 2005
Visiting Scholar- in- Residence, Oxford-Brookes University, England, 2004
Oxford Roundtable Fellow, Lincoln College, Oxford, England, 2003
Finalist, Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching, Spelman College, 2002
Distinguished Visiting Professor of Education, Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA, 2001-02
Mellon Fellow, Salzburg International Seminar, Salzburg, Austria, 2000
Presidential Award for Outstanding Service, Office of the President, Spelman College, 2000
Governor’s Teaching Fellow, Office of Instructional Development, University of Georgia, 1999
Pew Fellow, Wheaton College, 1994-95
NEH Fellow, Haverford College, Summer, 1993
Wye Faculty Fellow, The Aspen Institute, Wye Island, Maryland, Summer, 1991
Finalist, Bingham Award for Outstanding Teaching, Transylvania University, 1991
Rackham Scholar, The University of Michigan, 1988
United Arts Citation for Meritorious Service, City of Greensboro, N.C., 1985
The North Carolina Governor’s School Faculty, 1983
Graduate Research and Teaching Fellowships, 1979-80; 1986-87
Central Indiana High School Coach-of-the Year, 1979
Indiana Social Studies Association: Student-Teacher-of-the-Year, 1976
Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities, 1975
Undergraduate Dean’s List, 1974-76
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