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Dr. Gerald E. Galloway, Jr. is a Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor of Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and an Affiliate Professor, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, where his focus is on disaster resilience and mitigation, sustainable infrastructure development, and water resources and energy policy and management under climate change. He is also a Visiting Scholar at the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Institute for Water Resources. He joined the faculty of the University of Maryland following a 38 year career in the U.S. Army, retiring as Brigadier General, and Dean of the Academic Board, United States Military Academy at West Point, where he had earlier served as a professor and the first head of the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering. He also served, while in the military as District Engineer for the USACE in Vicksburg, MS and later, for seven years as a Presidential appointee to the Mississippi River Commission. In 1994, he was assigned to the White House to lead an interagency study of the causes of the Great Mississippi River Flood of 1993 and to make recommendations concerning the nation's floodplain management program.
Professor Galloway is also former Dean of the faculty and academic programs at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University, where he taught ethics. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2004 and to the National Academy of Public Administration in 2008. He has been a member of sixteen committees of the academies studying complex water resources , natural resources governance and national security issues. He was a six year member of the National Research Council’s Water Science and Technology Board and is currently a member of the Academies’ Roundtable on Risk, Resilience and Extreme Events, the Louisiana Governor’s Advisory Commission on Coastal Protection, Restoration and Conservation, and the Maryland Coast Smart Council. He is also a member of a Natural Heritage Institute Team reviewing dams and climate change in the Mekong Basin. He has been a consultant to The Nature Conservancy on its Yangtze River Program, the WWF on its China Flood Risk Management program, a Natural Heritage Institute Team reviewing dams and climate change in the Mekong Basin, and to Singapore on sea level rise.
He holds a Master's degree in Engineering from Princeton; a Master's in Public Administration from Penn State (Capitol Campus), a Master's in Military Art and Science from the US Army Command and General Staff College and a Ph.D. in Geography (Water Resources) from the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill).