TIAS Faculty Fellow

Through the recruitment of its Faculty Fellows, The Texas A&M University Institute for Advanced Study (TIAS) raises the profile of Texas A&M—nationally and worldwide—and plays a significant role in retaining outstanding faculty-researchers and recruiting quality faculty members and students.

Current members include Nobel laureates, a Wolf Prize winner, a Hubble Medal in Literature for Lifetime Achievement, a recipient of the National Medal of Science, an awardee of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, and several members of major scientific or professional academies.

The Advisory Board of the Institute for Advanced Study will issue a call for nominations for Faculty Fellows. Institute Faculty Fellows will be recruited for visiting appointments that will last from three to twelve months, though the twelve months may be spread over multiple years. The Institute Faculty Fellows will in most cases be provided offices and access research facilities by the college(s) that put forth their nomination. A complete list of nominating rules is available as well as the nomination form.

For more information:    http://tias.tamu.edu/faculty-fellows

TIAS Faculty Fellow Recognition

Dr. Gerald Galloway

Dr. Galloway

Dr. Gerald Galloway has joined Texas A&M University at Galveston as a 2016-2017 TIAS Faculty Fellow through the Texas A&M University Institute for Advanced Study (TIAS) Program. The Institute provides fellowships for graduate students to work with Faculty Fellows, as well as funding to support visiting graduate students and post-doctoral researchers affiliated with the Faculty Fellows. “Fellowships like this mean so much to our graduate and post-doc students. Allowing them to work closely with faculty researchers who are known globally in these fields will have a major impact on their careers. Meanwhile, prospective students see the opportunities these fellowships make available to Texas A&M Galveston that are not accessible at other universities,” said Dr. Doug Palmer, interim chief operations officer at Texas A&M University at Galveston.

Dr. Gerald Galloway, Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor of Engineering, University of Maryland is regarded as the leading flood-management expert in the United States.  He is the former Dean of the faculty and academic programs at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, and former Dean of the academic board, United States Military Academy at West Point where he was also a professor of geography and the first head of the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering.  He is known for his work on the Galloway Report, a federal study that focused on the Great Flood of 1993 along the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, which encouraged all levels of government and citizens to take responsibility for flood plain management.  

Dr. Galloway is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Public Administration. “Having Dr. Galloway as a TIAS Fellow will amplify our research on flood risk reduction to new heights, said Dr. Sam Brody, professor and director of the Center for Texas Beaches and Shores (CTBS) in the Department of Marine Sciences at Texas A&M University at Galveston. “With his participation, we expect to make a national impact on understand and preventing flood loss in urban areas across the United States. We are all honored to be working with such a luminary in the field.”

Dr. Galloway holds a Master's degree in Engineering from Princeton; a Master's in Public Administration from Penn State, 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.