Biography

Eboni M. Zamani-Gallaher is 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 is also 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).

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Education

Ph.D., Educational Organization and Leadership, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2000

M.S., General Experimental Psychology, Western Illinois University, 1997

B.S., Psychology, Western Illinois University, 1993

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Awards, Honors, Associations

Diamond Honoree American College Personnel Association (ACPA), 2017 - 2017

Senior Scholar Award Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC), 2017 - 2017

Big Ten (CIC) Academic Leadership Fellow Big Ten Academic Alliance, 2016 - 2016

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Publications

Zamani-Gallaher, E., Leon, R., & Lang, J. (2016) Abroad as Self-Authorship: Globalization and Reconceptualizing College and Career Readiness. International education at community colleges: Themes, practices and case studies Palgrave  link >

Stevenson, T., & Zamani-Gallaher, E. (2016) Racialized and gendered experiences of African American female faculty at public community colleges. Transforming understandings of diversity in higher education: Demography, democracy and discourse Stylus: Sterling, VA, USA  link >

Zamani-Gallaher, E., & Bragg, D. (2015) Research, policy, and practice in action: The Office of Community College Research and Leadership - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Community College Journal of Research and Practice 39 (10), 950-953  link >

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Grants

Principal Investigator Transfer and the Undergraduate STEM Pipeline at Two-year Hispanic Serving Institutions, National Science Foundation, 2017 - 2019

Principal Investigator Collaborative Research: Transitioning Learners to Calculus in Community Colleges (TLC3): Advancing Strategies for Success in STEM, National Science Foundation, 2016 - 2019

Principal Investigator Continuation of Perkins IV Consultation, Technical Assistance and Applied Research and Evaluation, Illinois Community College Board, 2015 - 2017

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Service

ASHE Awards Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), 2017 - 2019

ACPA Director of Research and Scholarship American College Personnel Association (ACPA), 2016 - present

Journal of Higher Education, 2016 - present

ASHE Bobby Wright Dissertation of the Year (DOTY) Committee Chair Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), 2014 - 2016

Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition Editorial Board Member Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, 2013 - 2016

CSCC Membership Chair Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC), 2015 - present

CSCC Officer, President/Elect/Past Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC), 2012 - 2015

ASHE Committee on Ethnic Participation, Evaluation Chair Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), 2012 - 2014

Community College Review Editorial Board Member Community College Review, 2013 - present

Journal of Critical Thought & Praxis Advisory Board Member Journal of Critical Thought & Praxis, 2012 - present

Community College Review Consulting Editor Community College Review, 2011 - present

ACPA Advisory Board member, Commission for Student Development in Two-Year Colleges American College Personnel Association (ACPA), 2010 - present

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Courses

The Community College Community and technical colleges; their purposes, function, and objectives; social forces related to their development and evaluation; characteristics and needs of students; educational programs and teaching strategies; and organization, control, and financing. Course Information: Same as HRD 501. Class Schedule Information: Priority will be given to department majors.

Diversity in Higher Education Explores critical topics and issues related to diversity in higher education, including race/ethnicity, class, and gender. Covers current research that explores diversity in higher education, institutional diversity policies and organizational behaviors, campus constituents, and the role of external groups. The course consists of reading, in-class discussion, group exercise, and completing a research project that is of interest to the student.

Thesis Proposal Seminar Assists doctoral candidates in planning field studies and thesis problems; students are expected to present their studies at each of four stages: (1) the inception, delimitation, tentative design stage; (2) the proposed design stage; (3) the revised design stage; and (4) the final design stage. Students are expected to analyze all presentations critically. Course Information: Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.: (1) the inception, delimitation, tentative design stage; (2) the proposed design stage; (3) the revised design stage; and (4) the final design stage. Students are expected to analyze all presentations critically.

Eboni Zamani-Gallaher

Professor, Education Policy, Organization and Leadership

Contact

Office

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

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