Uttam Gaulee, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Advanced Studies, Leadership & Policy

Morgan State University

Uttam Gaulee, Ph.D., is a trusted leader of American higher education. A policy analyst, author, and keynote speaker, Dr. Gaulee currently serves as a professor in the department of advanced studies, leadership, and policy at Morgan State University. He served as the Chair of the University Council at his institution from 2019 to 2021 and played a pivotal role in cultivating an effective relationship between the faculty and the administration. With a strong understanding of shared governance and the necessity of shared excitement towards a common goal, he established a research and creative activities committee within the University Council geared to generate a common effort toward elevating the institution to a higher level of research activity. As a DEI champion, he advocated for the faculty and introduced the principle of fairness in the institution as the entire industry of higher education suffered financially during the pandemic. His research agenda intersect international higher education systems, diaspora studies, interdisciplinary perspectives on education policy, global citizenship, and cross-cultural issues in international development and geopolitics., Dr. Gaulee is an advocate of community college as a vehicle for social progress and economic development in and beyond the United States. He recently edited a volume on Global Adaptations of Community College Infrastructure.

Dr. Gaulee has devoted over two decades of his academic and professional life to promoting solutions related to student success, workforce development, and institutional effectiveness. While serving in increasingly higher capacities of the Community College Futures Assembly and Bellwether College Consortium between 2012 and 2016, he collaborated with multiple national commissions and affiliated councils of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) to evaluate and promote best practices among community colleges and hosted national policy summits on workforce development, reverse transfer, and talent pipeline management.