Dr. Thomas J. Gallia, Ed.D.

Dr. Thomas J. Gallia

Dr. Thomas J. Gallia is a member of the Kennedy Health Board of Directors and the Kennedy University Hospital Board of Trustees. He also serves on the Board of Trustees’ Professional Affairs Committee.

He is Vice President Emeritus at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ, and the senior advisor to the University’s President. Dr. Gallia holds concurrent academic rank as Professor of Education in the departments of Teacher Education and Educational Leadership. Since joining Rowan in 1967 as an adjunct professor, Dr. Gallia has held many roles, including Executive Assistant to the President/Chief of Staff (1992 - 2005) and Vice President for University Relations/Chief of Staff (2005 - 2012).

In 2012, Dr. Gallia received Rowan University’s Dr. Harley Flack Outstanding Mentor Award for his many years as a volunteer mentor of college students and young professionals. The Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce awarded Dr. Gallia Business Person of the Year honors the same year, and Rep. Frank LoBiondo presented him with a special congressional recognition award honoring him as Business Person of the Year in 2012.

A 1966 science graduate of then-Glassboro State College (Rowan University), Dr. Gallia earned two Master’s degrees in Science Education, and School Supervision & Educational Administration from the college in 1967 and 1970, respectively. In 1979, he earned a Doctorate in Science Education from Rutgers University – New Brunswick.

A member of the Glassboro Redevelopment Group, the Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce and the South Jersey Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Gallia has been a trustee and executive board member of the Southern New Jersey Development Council.

Dr. Gallia and his wife, Donna, reside in Glassboro, N.J.