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Placida Gallegos
Placida Gallegos, PhD
Doctoral Faculty - School of Human & Organizational Development
Cedar Crest, NM

pgallegos@fielding.edu

PhD , in Social & Personality Psychology, University of California (1987)
M.A., Social-Personality Psychology, University of California, Riverside (1983)
M.S., Marriage, Family and Child Counseling, Loma Linda University (1981)
 

Areas of Instruction:

  • Structural Inequality and Diversity
  • Human Development and Consciousness
  • Social Psychology
  • Theories of Personality
  • Organization Development
  • Personal Growth & Development
  • Cultural Competency
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    Scholarly & Professional Interests:

    • Fostering inclusive, multicultural environments
    • Intergroup Relations
    • Development of “non-traditional leaders” in organizations such as women and people of color
    • Transformative communication across differences including race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, social class, age and style
    • Nonverbal and verbal communication effectiveness
    • Coaching & mentoring across cultures.
    • Coordinated Management of Meaning
    • Transformative Learning
    • Social and Ecological Justice
    • Achievement Gap & Increasing Latino College Completion
    • Fostering inclusive, multicultural organizations
    • Intergroup Relations
    • Development of "non-traditional leaders" in organizations. such as women and people of color
    • Transformative communication across differences including race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, social class, age and style
    • Nonverbal and verbal communication effectiveness
    • Coaching & mentoring across cultures
     

    Professional Memberships:

  • National Council of La Raza
  • Academy of Management
  • CMM Institute for Personal and Social Evolution
  • MANA, National Latina Professional Association
  • Intercultural Institute
  • National Conference on Race & Ethnicity
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    Publications:

    • New perspectives on racial identity development: A theoretical and practical anthology
    • Emerging leadership among Hispanic women: The role of expressive behavior and nonverbal skill
    • Mexican Americans in the workforce: Culture, career and family
    • Latinos and racial identity development
    • Environmental influences and personal choice: A humanistic perspective on acculturation
    • Acculturation and health beliefs of Mexican Americans regarding tuberculosis prevention
    • Creede, C., Fisher-Yoshida, B., Gallegos, P. (2012). The Facilitative, Interpretive and Reflective Practices of the Coordinated Management of Meaning: Making Lives, Making Meaning. Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group. (in press)
    • Gallegos, P.I. & Ferdman, B.M. (2011). Latina and Latino Ethnoracial Identity Orientations: A Dynamic and Developmental Perspective. In C. L. Wijeyesinghe & B.  W. Jackson III (Eds.), New perspectives on racial identity development: A theoretical and practical anthology  New York: New York University Press. (in press)
    • Schapiro, S., Wasserman, I.C., Gallegos, P.  (2011) Group Work and Dialogue: Spaces and Processes for Transformative Learning In Relationship. In E. Taylor & Cranton, P. (Eds.), The Handbook of Transformative Learning. (in press)
    • Williams, H., Gallegos, P., and Howard, D., [guest editors] (Fall 2009). Organization Development and Diversity Consulting = Systemic Change for Social Justice and Equity?. A Special Issue of Tamara Journal for Critical Organizational Inquiry.
    • Wasserman, I. C., Gallegos, P. V., & Ferdman, B. M. (2008). Dancing with resistance: Leadership challenges in fostering a culture of inclusion. In K. M. Thomas (Ed.),  Diversity resistance in organizations (pp. 175-200). New York: Taylor and Francis.
    • November 2008: Latino/a identity orientations: Towards a dynamic and developmental perspective. Paper presented at the National Latina/o Psychological Association 2008 Conference, Costa Mesa, CA.
    • Gallegos, P. V., Ferdman, B.M. (2007). Latino Identity Orientations: Implications for Leaders and Organizations. The Business Journal of Hispanic Research.
    • Wasserman, I. C., Gallegos, P. V., & Ferdman, B. M. (in press). Dancing with resistance: Leadership challenges in fostering a culture of inclusion. In K. M. Thomas (Ed.), Diversity resistance in organizations:  Manifestations and solutions. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
    • Ferdman, B.M. & Gallegos, P. I. (2001).  Latinos and racial identity development.  In C. L. Wijeyesinghe & B.  W. Jackson III (Eds.), New perspectives on racial identity development: A theoretical and practical anthology  (pp. 32-66). New York: New York University Press.
    • Ferdman, B. M. & Gallegos, P. I. (2001, June). Racial identity of Latinos and Latinas in the United States.  Major workshop presented at the 14 th Annual National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in American Higher  Education, Seattle. 
    • Reimann, J. O. F., Ferdman, B. M., Velasquez, R. J., & Gallegos, P. I. (2000, November). Mexican Americans  in the workforce: Culture, career, and family. Paper presented at Latino Psychology 2000: Bridging Our Diversity, San Antonio, Texas.  
     

    Presentations:

  • International Conference on Transformative Learning, November 1-4, 2012 in San Francisco, CA
    1. Reimagining Learning by Engaging Local & Global Diversity: Building our Capacity for Relational Eloquence with Ilene C. Wasserman PhD, Fielding Alum
    2. Group Processes that Foster Transformative Learning at Multiple Levels of System: Individual, Relational   and Societal - An Experiential Session with Steve Schapiro, EdD and Ilene C.Wasserman PhD, Fielding Alum
  • NCLR (National Council of La Raza) Conference July 7-8, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada
    1. Latina Wisdom at Work: Stepping into our Power as Leaders with Gloria Gutierrez, Fielding PhD Candidate
  • NCORE ( National Conference on Race & Ethnicity) Conference May 29-June 2, 2012, New York City, NY
    1.  Latina and Latino Ethnoracial Identity:Redefining Ourselves in Challenging Times
    2. Sharing Our Perspective on Racial Identity: Reflections, Dialogue, and Synthesis
    3. GROUP WORK FOR RACIAL JUSTICE: TRANSFORMING SELF, GROUP & SYSTEMS: An Experiential Session
  • White Privilege Conference March 29-April 1, 2012, Albuquerque, NM
    1. "The Everyday Nature of Micro Aggressions" with Pamela Hopkins, PhD, Alum
     

    Funded Grants/Contracts:

  • Fielding Research Grant 2008-2011, Latinas at Work
  • Lumina Foundation, Latino College Completion
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    Professional Experience:

    • Active organizational development practitioner for over 25 years
    • Consulted to Fortune 100 companies across many industries including healthcare, insurance, telecommunications, auto industry,  as well as non-profit, educational institutions and government agencies.
    • Conducted Personal Development Laboratories through the National Training Labs for over ten years
    • Received advanced training at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland.  
     

    Other Professional Activities:

    • Conducted Personal Development Laboratories through the National Training Labs for over ten years
     
     
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