Professor of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership, Director of OCCRL
Eboni M. Zamani-Gallaher is a Professor of Higher Education/Community College Leadership in the Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She holds a PhD in Higher Education Administration with a specialization in Community College Leadership and Educational Evaluation from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her teaching, research, and consulting activities largely include women in leadership, psychosocial adjustment and transition of marginalized collegians, transfer, access policies, student development and services at community colleges. Her research has been published in various journals and scholarly texts, including Equity and Excellence in Education, Higher Education Policy, and New Directions for Student Affairs. Dr. Zamani-Gallaher has authored/edited seven books. Her most recent titles include Working with student in community colleges: Contemporary strategies for bridging theory, research, and practice (ACPA/Stylus Publishing, 2014), ASHE Reader Series on Community Colleges, Fourth Edition (Pearson Publications, 2014), and The Obama administration and educational reform (Emerald Group Publishing, 2014). Prior to joining the College of Education at Illinois, she previously held appointments as a faculty member at Eastern Michigan University and West Virginia University. Zamani-Gallaher was a former fellow at ACT, Inc. and Mathematica Policy Research Institute (MPR) in Washington, DC. Dr. Zamani-Gallaher is Past-President of the Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC) and is Director for Research and Scholarship for the American Association of Personnel Administrators (ACPA).