Cassia Bomer Galvao

Assistant Professor
Department of Maritime Business Administration

Cassia Bomer Galvao

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”

– Albert Einstein

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What in your life drew you to your current field of study?

I think this was a mix of family and school influences. The fact that my Dad was a Customs Officer and my other two uncles were working for international courier companies have initially captivated my desire to know more about this fascinating sector of international trade. Specifically about maritime shipping my interest sprouted at my very first internship still in High-school, when I was taking a technical course in International Trade Management. I spend some weeks at the International Trade department of a multinational company which was exporting a lot of electrical supplies materials and importing heavy machinery. In that department, I was taught the company's main challenges in the foreign trade markets with respect to sales, marketing, exchange rates, currency issues, and of course logistics. My actual career in the ports and shipping industry began as a trainee for a container shipping company, where I was hired after completing the Technical Program on International Transportation at the German School in São Paulo (Brazil). I found it very fascinating so much that we can learn and actually understand global economics, politics, international trade, and multicultural aspects while working in the maritime logistics sector. While developing my business career I was invited to lecture and mentor undergraduate and graduate students of the Business and Management Department in different private universities in Sao Paulo and Santos cities. Later, when I decided to earn my Ph.D., my career in business became based on specialized consultancy in International Logistics.

What do you hope your students gain from studying or working with you?

Provide students a unique perspective of someone who has worked in the Maritime Industry while building an academic career.

What are you passionate about in your personal life?

Helping other people, especially those that need some extra care with their health is what I do more when I am not working. Over time I realized that volunteer work has a value that no other hobby or leisure activity can provide and I truly enjoy doing it! When I have time off I also enjoy traveling and learning from other cultures. My favorite type of trip is cruising.


Ph.D. Social Sciences, Sao Paulo Catholic University, 2016 (Dissertation title: “Brazilian Port Development Policy: a multidimensional approach of the 1993-2013 period”)

M.Sc. Political Economy, Sao Paulo Catholic University, 2009 (Thesis title: “"The seaports in the globalization of capital"

B.A. Economics, Fundacao Armando Alvares Penteado, 2006 (Monograph title: “The Seaports and the economic growth”

Professional Accreditation

Certificate Maritime Port Executive (MPE) by IAMPE (International Association of Maritime and Port Executives), May 2021.

Professional Certified Marketer (PCM) in Marketing Management by AMA (American Marketing Association), April 2023.


Courses Taught
MARA 485: Directed Studies
MARA 489: Special Topics in Maritime Business Trends and Challenges 
MARA 491: Research Seminar in Maritime Business
MARA 627: Principles of Economics
MARA 652: Marine Transportation System Design and Policy
MARA 684: Professional Internship
MARA 685: Directed Studies
MARA 689: Special Topics in Maritime Business Trends and Challenges 
MKTG 321: Marketing

“Dr Galvao is author and co-author of over 20 academic journal papers, one book and several book chapters in the domain of Maritime Management and Policy. For a complete list of her publications, please visit her profile at ORCID:


Title: The Impact of Black Friday: Q&A With Dr. Cassia Bomer Galvao

Publication: Nov 27th, 2023


Title: New Maritime Business Course for Cadets Aboard TS Kennedy 

Publication: June 06th 2023


Title: Galveston Campus Welcomes IAMU (IAMU visit to TAMUG campus of March 23rd, 2023)

Publication: May 03rd, 2023


Title: The Law of the Ocean Applies to All: Maritime Class Combines TAMU Law with Galveston Campus Business, Liberal Studies Students

Publication: TAMUG Newsroom, August 31, 2022


Title: Ocean of Possibilities — MarTREC Explores Blockchains for Maritime Industry

Publication: Texas Transportation Researcher, Volume 57, Number 2,  June 2021


Title: More Awards for Texas A&M-Galveston Faculty    

Publication: Texas A&M University Newsroom, October 13 2020


Title: Immersive International Experience Made Pandemic-Proof By Innovative Faculty   

Publication: Texas A&M University Newsroom, October 23 2020


Title: Maritime Administration Program Ranked First in Country, Department to Host Research Group 

Publication: Texas A&M University Newsroom, January 21, 2019


Awards & Recognition

TAMU (2020): Montague Teaching Award presented by the TAMU Center for Teaching Excellence to tenure-track developing faculty member who have already shown ability and interest in the teaching of undergraduates to research and develop innovative teaching techniques with outcomes made available to other faculty through the Center for Teaching Excellence.

ANUT (2008): Best Monograph at Graduate Level awarded in 2008 in the National Monograph Contest promoted by the Sao Paulo Trade Federation (Fecomercio) and the National Association of Freight Transportation Users (ANUT) in celebration for the 200 years of “The Opening of Brazilian Ports”. Monograph original title: Os portos marítimos brasileiros e o crescimento econômico. (Title in English “The Brazilian Seaports and the economic growth”).

FULBRIGHT/CAPES (2014-2015): Visiting Scholar, Texas A&M at Galveston, (ID# BEX2698/14-5 - IEE #15142291)

Contact Info

Cassia Bomer Galvao
Assistant Professor
Department of Maritime Business Administration
Phone: +1 (409) 740.4451
Fax: +1 (409) 741.4014

Classroom Lab Building (CLB), Office 226