Gerald Galloway

University of Maryland

Gerald Galloway is a Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor of Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland, a faculty fellow of the Texas A&M University Institute for Advanced Study, and a visiting professor at the Galveston Campus. His work focuses on water resources policy, resilience, and disaster risk management under climate change. He serves as a consultant to several international, federal, state and non-governmental agencies and has been involved in water projects in the US, Europe, Asia, and South America. He recently was a co-author, with the WWF and the China Ministry of Water Resources, of a UNESCO book on flood risk management 

Galloway is currently a member of the Louisiana Governor’s Advisory Commission on Coastal Protection and Restoration and the Maryland Coast Smart Council. In 2014, he was appointed chair of an international panel of experts to examine the flooding threats to Florence, Italy, and its art treasures, and by the government of Singapore to a panel of experts advising on sea level rise challenges. He is chairman of the board of an environmental NGO studying dam construction in the Mekong Basin for USAID and an elected member of the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Public Administration, and the National Academy of Construction. He is a 38 year veteran of the US Army, and retired as a Brigadier General and Dean (Chief Academic Officer) at the US Military Academy at West Point.