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Eboni Zamani-Gallaher

Faculty Profile

Contact

217-300-0897
ezamanig@illinois.edu
LinkedIn
@emzgallaher

Office

380 Education Building
1310 S. Sixth St.
Champaign, IL 61820

51 Gerty Dr., Rm. 117
Champaign, IL 61820

Illini Center
200 S Wacker Dr., 19th Floor
Chicago, IL 60606

Eboni M. Zamani-Gallaher

Professor of Higher Education/Community College Leadership; Associate Head of the Department of Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership; Director of OCCRL

Eboni M. Zamani-Gallaher is Professor of Higher Education/Community College Leadership and Associate Head of the Department of Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is also Associate Dean of the Graduate College and Director of the Office for Community College Research and Leadership (OCCRL). 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 psychosocial adjustment and transition of marginalized collegians, transfer, access policies, student development and services at community colleges.

Dr. Zamani-Gallaher is a recipient of the Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC) Senior Scholar Award, is an ACPA Diamond Honoree and the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Council on Ethnic Participation Mildred B. Garcia Senior Exemplary Scholarship Awardee. Dr. Zamani-Gallaher served as president of the Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC), an affiliate of the American Association of Community Colleges and currently is Director for Research and Scholarship for the American College Personnel Association (ACPA).

Dr. Eboni M. Zamani-Gallaher 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. She has authored/edited seven books. Her most recent titles include Working with Students in Community Colleges: Contemporary Strategies for Bridging Theory, Research, and Practice (ACPA/Stylus Publishing), ASHE Reader Series on Community Colleges, Fourth Edition (Pearson Publications), and The Obama Administration and Educational Reform (Emerald Group Publishing).

Education

  • Ph.D., Higher Education Administration with Specialization in Community College Leadership and Educational Evaluation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • M.S., General Experimental Psychology, Western Illinois University
  • B.S., Psychology, Western Illinois University

Publications

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