Dr. Gallien joins the OU community this summer as the new dean of SEHS.
This summer, Oakland University’s School of Education and Human Services welcomed a new dean to its fold. A special reception will be held for Louis Bertrand Gallien, Jr., Ed.D., at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 29, in the Oakland Center Banquet Room B.
Dr. Gallien sees a wealth of opportunity and potential at Oakland and hopes to watch the university grow in prominence beyond the state lines.
“There is such a broad vision for the university as a whole,” he said. “There are so many positive things happening here. Oakland is primed to draw new students and recognition from the national arena. I am very excited about Oakland’s future.”
As an educator, Dr. Gallien’s primary research focus has been on multiculturalism and pluralism with special reference to African American pedagogy, culture and history.
Throughout his career, Dr. Gallien has been awarded numerous grants to research higher education on the global level. He has earned several awards for his teaching, research, and service, and has been recognized for his commitment to fostering diversity in all levels of education.
As a scholar, Dr. Gallien has published and presented his findings extensively and has authored three books and more than 40 reviews in print. He was also named the Chancellor’s Faculty Member of the Year in 2006.
“Overall, I see my new role as dean to be one of an effective storyteller,” Dr. Gallien said. “Telling the stories of the outstanding programs and work of students and professors on the cusp of national attention is certainly worthwhile.”
A Detroit native, Dr. Gallien returns to Michigan from the Regent University Graduate School of Education in Virginia Beach, Virginia, where he served as Distinguished Professor of Education and program chair of the Department of Higher Education Leadership.
He has also taught at Urban Education at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia and an adjunct professor at Emory University, also in Atlanta. In addition, he has been a Visiting Scholar at Oxford-Brookes University, in Oxford, England.
Dr. Gallien received his Bachelor of Science degree in Government and History from Taylor University. He earned his Master of Arts in History and Doctor of Education degree in Educational Policy, Administration and Research from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro.
Oakland University's School of Education and Human Services welcomes new Dean Louis Bertrand Gallien, Jr., Ed.D.
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