Eboni Zamani-Gallaher
Published February 15, 2015
Updated February 21, 2024

Eboni M. Zamani-Gallaher is the Renée and Richard Goldman Interim Dean and Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Education. She is executive director of the Council for the Study of Community Colleges, and was previously a professor of higher education at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Her research focuses on marginalized student populations in marginalized institutional contexts, particularly how underrepresented and underserved students navigate open systems of admissions to further education and/or gainful employment.

Zamani-Gallaher also studies affirmative action in college admissions, postsecondary prison education, and ADA compliance to addressing campus climate for racially minoritized students, students with disabilities, LGBTQIA collegians, and student veterans. She has authored/co-authored and edited/co-edited eight books, including Rethinking LGBTQIA Students and Collegiate Contexts: Identity, Policies, and Campus Climate (2019) and Working with Students in Community Colleges: Contemporary Strategies for Bridging Theory, Research, and Practice (2014).

Expertise: Community colleges, diversity in higher education, educational access and equity, marginalized students, STEM education, LGBTQIA students, affirmative action in college admissions

Location: Pittsburgh, Pa.

Email: meb201@pitt.edu

Phone: (412) 648-2230

Twitter: @emzgallaher

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