Eboni M. Zamani-Gallaher


Eboni M. Zamani-Gallaher is an affiliate of the Office of Community College Leadership and Professor of Higher Education in the Department of Education Policy Organization Leadership (EPOL) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Formerly she served as Professor and Coordinator of the Community College Leadership Program in the Department of Leadership and Counseling at Eastern Michigan University. She held prior appointments at West Virginia University, ACT Inc., and Mathematica Policy Research (MPR), Inc. She holds a B.S. in Psychology and M.S. in General Experimental Psychology from Western Illinois University. She earned a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration with a specialization in Community College Leadership and Evaluation from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. Zamani-Gallaher’s teaching, research, and consulting activities largely include psychosocial adjustment and transition of marginalized collegians, transfer, access policies, and women in leadership. Her work includes coauthoring The Case for Affirmative Action on Campus: Concepts of Equity, Considerations for Practice (Sterling, VA: Stylus), coediting African American Females: Addressing Challenges and Nurturing the Future (Michigan State University Press) and The State of the African American Male: A Courageous Conversation (Michigan State University Press). She is coeditor of the ASHE Reader on Organization & Governance in Higher Education, 6th edition and ASHE Reader on Community Colleges, 4th edition (Pearson Publications). Zamani-Gallaher previously served as president of the Council for the Study of Community Colleges, an affiliate of the American Association of Community Colleges and on the ACPA Commission for Student Development in Two-year Institutions.

Author's Books

An ACPA Co-Publication Series

Working With Students in Community Colleges

Contemporary Strategies for Bridging Theory, Research, and Practice


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The Case for Affirmative Action on Campus

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