Michael A. Gallo Jr., Ph.D.
Director of Research Development
Office of Research
Michael Gallo Jr. serves as the Director of Research Development at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). In his role as Director, he is responsible for assisting faculty and research groups in identifying external funding opportunities, and in developing compelling and competitive grant proposals. Working with the Research Development Officers (RDOs), from the different schools at UCI, he provides administrative coordination for faculty from all disciplines who are developing major multi-investigator research and outreach grant proposals. He also develops and leads training sessions on proposal writing and interacting with program officers at federal agencies, and works to stimulate interdisciplinary interactions across schools and departments.
Prior to working at UCI, Michael was the Director of Research Development for the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University, and the Director of various grant programs at Rutgers University, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and at the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. Michael received a B.A. in Communication from Rutgers University, an M.A. in Higher Education Administration from Boston College, and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers University.