Uttam Gaulee, Ph.D.

Uttam Gaulee
Title: 
Associate Professor, Higher Education • Community College Doctoral Program • Department of Advanced Studies, Leadership and Policy
Office Location: 
200B, Banneker Hall
Phone: 
(443) 885-4546
Email: 
uttam.gaulee@morgan.edu
Education:

Ph.D., Higher Education Administration & Policy, College of Education, University of Florida
Ph.D. Minor, Entrepreneurship - Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, University of Florida
M.Ed., Student Affairs, University of Pittsburgh
M.Ed., English Education, Tribhuvan University
B.Ed., English and Economics, Tribhuvan University

Education:

Ph.D., Higher Education Administration & Policy, College of Education, University of Florida
Ph.D. Minor, Entrepreneurship - Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, University of Florida
M.Ed., Student Affairs, University of Pittsburgh
M.Ed., English Education, Tribhuvan University
B.Ed., English and Economics, Tribhuvan University

Biography/Professional Summary

Uttam Gaulee, Ph.D., is a scholar of international higher education. His research interests include the community college, diaspora studies, interdisciplinary perspectives on education policy, global citizenship, and cross-cultural issues in international development and geopolitics. An associate professor in the Community College Leadership Doctoral Program at Morgan State University, Dr. Gaulee is an advocate of community college as a vehicle for social progress and economic development in and beyond the U.S. He recently edited a volume on Global Adaptations of Community College Infrastructure.

Global Adaptations of Community College Infrastructure book imageDr. Gaulee has devoted two decades of his academic and professional life 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 2013 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.

A recipient of the Fulbright (2010) and Cross Award (2016) from the Association of American Colleges and Universities, Dr. Gaulee is actively involved in promoting and developing Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) sector in various developing countries. Dr. Gaulee is the founder and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Underrepresented and Minority Progress.

Dr. Gaulee serves as president of the Society of Transnational Academic Researchers(STAR), which advances global social mobility through innovative research and progressive advocacy efforts. Recently, STAR network is contributing to the quality enhancement initiatives at universities in the Global South.

Courses Taught

  • EDHE 624 - Qualitative Research
  • EDSR 604 - Introduction to Educational Research
  • EDSR 632 - Introduction to Quantitative Research
  • EDHE 606 - The Learning College
  • ASLP 993 - Pre-Doctoral Candidacy
  • EDHE 997 - Dissertation Guidance
  • EDHE 998 - Dissertation Seminar
  • EDHE 604 - Community College Finance & Budget
  • EDHE 607 - Student Development in Community College
  • EDHE 608 - Technology in Contemporary Community Colleges

Selected Publications

Gaulee, U.; Bista, K.; & Sharma, S. (2019). Rethinking Education Across Borders: Issues and Insights on Globally Mobile Students. New York, NY: Springer. [In press]

Gaulee, U. & Bista, K. (2019). Assessing Nepal's Higher Education: Current Status and Future Directions for the Federal Democratic Republic. Higher Education in Nepal: Policies and Perspectives. Routledge, New York.

Gaulee, U. (2019). Headbump or headway? American students' engagement with their international peers on campus. Global Perspectives on International Student Experiences in Higher Education. New York, NY: Routledge.

Khanal, J., Gaulee, U. (2019). Challenges of International Students from Pre-Departure to Post-Study: A Literature Review. Journal of International Students 9(2), 560-581.

Gaulee, U. (2018). Global Adaptations of Community College Infrastructure. Hershey, PA: IGI Global Publications.

Gaulee, U. (2018). Community college infrastructure: Open for adaptations in unique contexts. In Global Adaptations of Community College Infrastructure. Hershey, PA: IGI-Global.

Janjua, S. & Gaulee, U. (2018). Technical and vocational education in Jordan's higher education system. In Global Adaptations of Community College Infrastructure. Hershey, PA: IGI-Global.

Bista, K., Sharma, S., & Gaulee, U. (2018). Global Student Mobility: Recent Issues and Tensions. In K. Bista (ed.). International Student Mobility and Opportunities for Growth in the Global Marketplace. Hershey, PA: IGI-Global.

Bista, K., & Gaulee, U. (2017). Recurring themes across fractal issues facing international students: A thematic analysis of 2016 dissertations and theses. Journal of International Students, 7(4), 1135-1151.

Bista, K. & Gaulee, U. (2017). Community Colleges in Nepal: Preparing All Student for Success. In Rabi, R. and Valeau, E. (eds). International handbook on comparative studies on community colleges and global counterparts, pp. 1-13, New York, NY: Springer. 



Gaulee, U. (2017). Leveraging Diasporic Power for Nation Building. Comparative Civilizations Review, 76(76), pp. 91-107.

Gaulee, U. (2016). The role of higher education in economic growth: A comparative analysis of higher education in the Republic of South Korea and the Republic of India. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Perspectives in Higher Education. 1 (1), pp. 71-84.

Gaulee, U., Lee, B., Whitaker, D., Ridgewell, N. K., Koro-Ljungberg, M., Watson, D. M., & Butcher, C. (2015). A constructivist study of graduate assistants' healthcare experiences in a research university. The Qualitative Report, 20(4), 482-497.

Gaulee, U. (2014). Higher education in Nepal: Opportunities obscured by internal challenges. In T. Karunakaran (Ed.) English language teaching in the twenty first century: Issues and challenges (pp. 10-31). Colombo, Sri Lanka: Kumaran Book House.

Jacob, J.; Shiflett, H.; Gaulee, U.; Klaver, D.; Lee, C.W; Kamolpun, S.; Okhidoi, O.; & Rattananuntapat, M. (2013): Perceptions of the role and effectiveness of special interest groups within a professional organization, Professional Development in Education, 39(1), 141-155.

Selected Presentations

Invited Talks:
International Business Conference, Mid-Western University - July 2019
Leveraging Diasporic Power through the Brain Gain Center Initiatie of the Government of Nepal

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Morgan State University - March 2019
Adding an International flavor to your curriculum
Co-presented with Shamshuzaman, M.; & Sharma, S..

Skills, Knowledge, and Technology Transfer Conference, NRNA, San Francisco - June 2018
Community college for Nepal: An imperative to engage youth, foster entrepreneurship, and jumpstart the economy

Morgan State University Graduate School of Business - May 2018
Out of (and into) Africa: Inaugural International Symposium on African Consumer Marketing and Firm Strategies
Teaching with multicultural sensitivity: Perspectives from global studies and int'l diaspora
Co-presented with Bista, K.

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Morgan State University - April 2018
Cross-cultural Teaching Resources and Internationalization at HBCUs
Co-presented with Bista, K.

2nd Annual GRIND Conference, Morgan State Graduate Student Association, March 9, 2018
Turning Your Dissertation Research Into Published Articles After Graduation

Morgan State University School of Education and Urban Studies, Baltimore, - September 2017
Three Keys to the professoriate
Co-presented with Bista, K.

Learning Systems Institute, Tallahassee, FL, October 2017

Community College Administrator Program Symposium - Pakistani delegation of higher education leaders and policymakers
Developing and Strengthening TVET Systems

Learning Systems Institute, Tallahassee, FL, April 2017

Community College Administrator Program with Egyptian delegation of higher education leaders and policymakers
Technical and Vocational Education and Training in Comparative Perspective


Office of Faculty Development and Teaching Excellence, UF - Gainesville, FL - February 2017
Effective Multicultural Teaching to Create Meaningful Learning

International Education Week at Valencia College - Orlando, FL - November 2015
Pathways to Global Engagement

PECHAKUCHA Fulbright 20X20 - Gainesville, FL - October 2015
Tools to Impact the World around You
Organized by Fulbright Association North Florida Chapter, UFIC and Graduate School

University of Florida College of Education - Gainesville, FL - June 2013
No More Arms Race of University Ranking: Toward Benchmarking
Presented to a delegation of Brazilian scholars, hosted by the UF College of Education

Distance Education: A United States Scenario - Gainesville, FL - June 2013
Presented to a delegation of Brazilian scholars, hosted by the UF College of Education
Co-presented with: Dr. Pilar Mendoza

Florida College System Student Government Association - Gainesville, FL - November 2014
Annual Conference
How do We Change the World?

Selected Research Presentations

Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) - San Francisco, CA, April 2019
Taming the internationalization hurricane: challenges and critical perspectives in higher education
Research Paper
Co-presenters: Astatke, Y., Davis, R., Bridges, T., Najeeullah, Q., Gray, M. Bista, K.

Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) - San Francisco, CA, April 2019
Soft-infrastructure for Nepal's Tourism Development: Vocational Training and Professional Education
Research Paper

American Education Research Association (AERA) - Toronto, Canada - April 2019
Understanding College Students' Multicultural Education Perspectives
Symposium
Co-presenters: Bista, K, Welsh, B.

American Education Research Association (AERA) - New York, NY - April 2018
Imagining Community Colleges in Nepal: A New Model to Prepare All Students for Success
Symposium
Co-presenter: Bista, K.

American Education Research Association (AERA) - New York, NY - April 2018
Intermediary Agents and their Professional Services in Recruiting Nepalese International Students
Round table session
Co-presenters: Bista, K.

Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) - Mexico City, Mexico, March 2018
Reenvisioning community colleges in Nepal: Preparing all student for success.
Conference Paper
Co-presenter: Bista, K.

League of Innovations Conference - National Harbor, MD - March 2018
Student Success in Community Colleges: Perspectives of Faculty and Administrators
Conference Paper
Co-presenters: Bista, K.

The Interlink Alliance 2018 Conference Richmond, VA, March 2018
Cross-cultural Teaching Resources and Internationalization at HBCUs
Conference Paper
Co-presenters: Bista, K.

US-Nepal 70th Anniversary Symposium, U.S. Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal - January 2018
Community college: Nepal's imperative for the workforce and economic development.
Symposium Paper
Bista, K., & Sharma, S.

Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) - Houston, TX - November 2017
Providing Higher Education Alternatives to Non-Traditional Students: Studies on Community Colleges and Global Counterparts
Interactive Symposium

Co-presenters: Valeau, E.J.; Raby, R.; Tang, H.H.; Bista, K.; Gross, J.

Global Education Conference - Baltimore, MD - October 2017
Global education discourses in international student mobility
Conference Paper
Co-presenter: Bista, K.

International Conference of Qualitative Research (ICQI, 2017) - Champaign, IL - May 2017
"Racists? No, Philanthropists!" Greek Students' Multicultural Experiences
through different theoretical Lenses
Conference Paper Session

Interlink Alliance Faculty Development and Leadership Conference - Baltimore, MD - April 2017
Let them Text it Away
Conference Paper Session

Interlink Alliance Faculty Development and Leadership Conference - Baltimore, MD - April 2017
New challenges, New Opportunities: Addressing Anxieties of Changing Paradigms in the Graduate Education of STEM teachers
Conference Paper Session
Co-presenters: Prime, G.; Sekayi, D.; Ellington, R.

Interlink Alliance Faculty Development and Leadership Conference- Baltimore, MD - April 2017
Bringing Theory into Practice: Challenges Facing New Student Affairs Professionals
Conference Paper Session
Co-presenters: Marshall, T.; Perry, M.; Scott, J., Vilmar, C.; William, D.

Tourism Education Futures Initiative Walking Workshop, Solukhumbu, Nepal - May 2016
Tourism and Social Entrepreneurship: Implications for Nepal's Development

Conference Paper Session for the focal meeting at the Centennial AERA Meeting
Co-presenters: Campbell, D.; Miller, D.; Oliver, B.; Mendoza, P.; Koro-Ljungberg, M.

World Education Research Association - Washington, D.C. - April 2016
Third Space for Global Engagement

Conference Paper Session for the focal meeting at the Centennial AERA Meeting
Co-presenters: Campbell, D.; Miller, D.; Oliver, B.; Mendoza, P.; Koro-Ljungberg, M.

Harvard Graduate School of Education SRC - Cambridge, MA - March 2016
Allowing Ideas to Cross Borders
Conference Paper Session
Co-presenters: Sekhon, K.

Florida Society of the Social Sciences Conference, Gainesville, FL - March 2016
World is Within Your Reach: Just Look Around

Panel - Moving on With Higher Education:
Examining Enablers and Disablers of Social Movements in the Academy
Co-presenters: Forbes, T.; Beck, B.

Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference - Las Vegas, NV - February 2016
Project 4.0: Extensions of Past Collaborative Research
Conference Paper Session
Co-presenters: Watson, D.; Koro-Ljungberg; and Ridgewell, N.

The Qualitative Report 7th Annual Conference (TQR2016) - Fort Lauderdale, FL - January 2016
It's not about the destination but the journey": Complexities of long-term research collaboration
Conference Paper Session
Co-presenters: Ridgewell, N.; Watson, D.; and Koro-Ljungberg, M.

The Qualitative Report 7th Annual Conference (TQR2016) - For Lauderdale, FL - January 2016
Virtual Data Collection Experiment: Don't Put Me on the Spot!
Conference Paper Session

Fulbright Association Annual Conference: Creating Pathways to Peace - Atlanta, GA - November 2015
Logical Steps toward Changing the World
Conference Paper Session

Florida Consortium of International Educators (FCIE) - Gainesville, FL - October 2015
Creating Actual Spaces for Global Engagement
Conference Paper Session
Co-presenters: Campbell, D.; Richards, J.; Sekhon, K.

Comparative and International Education Society Annual Conference - Washington, D.C. - March 2015
Re-examining the "Revisionist" approach to brain drain in the context of a post-conflict country in South Asia
Conference Paper Session
Co-presenters: Jeffery, L.; Bista, K.

Comparative and International Education Society Annual Conference - Toronto, Canada - March 2014
Re-Examining the Human Capital Theory: Return on Investment in Higher Education in OECD Countries
Conference Paper Session
Co-presenter: Villarreal, P.

Counseling Psychology Conference - Atlanta, GA - March 2014
Collaborative team work to assist international students' adjustment and global exchange

Conference Paper Session
Co-presenters: Choi, C. -C., Toska, G., Germain, T., Anderson, D., Hui, K., Suh, H.,
Sasser, K. G., Fukuyama, M., Funderburk, J. R., & UFIIT.

Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) - Washington, D.C. - November 2014
Headbump? Or Headway? American Student's Perceptions of their
International Peers on Campus
Conference Paper Session

American Education Research Association (AERA) - Philadelphia, PA - April 2014
What's in It for Me? Native Students' (De)motivations to Interact With International Students
Round Table Session

Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC) - Washington, D.C. - April 2014
On-Campus Global Engagement: Student Perspectives from Community Colleges
Poster Presentation

Association of Institutional Research (AIR) Annual Forum - Orlando, FL - May 2014
Greek Organizations' Views of Intercultural Competency and Engagement
Poster Presentation

Florida Education Research Association Annual Meeting - Gainesville, FL - November 2013
Constructivist Study of Graduate Students' Health Care Experiences
Co-presenters: Lee, B.; Whitaker, W.; Ridgewell, N.; Koro-Ljungberg, M.; Watson, D.; Butcher, C.
Conference Paper Session

Florida Education Research Association Annual Meeting - Gainesville, FL - November 2013
Global Engagement on Campus: Domestic Students' (De)motivations
to Interact with their International Peers
Conference Paper Session

Comparative and International Education Society Regional Conference - Pittsburgh, PA - October 2011
Higher Education System in Nepal: A Victim of Politicking
Conference Paper Session

Additional Areas of Involvement/Engagement

Journal of Underrepresented and Minority Progress (JUMP)
Founder/Editor-in-Chief

The Qualitative Report
Member, Editorial Board; January 2016 - present

Journal of International Students
Consulting Editor; Summer 2017 - present

American Educational Research Association (AERA)
Conference Proposal Reviewer; August 2013-present

ELT Choutari Blogzine - Nepal's First Digital Magazine of English Language Teaching
Member, Editorial Team
Coordinator, Choutari Mentoring Program

Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)
Conference Proposal Reviewer; May 2013 - present

American Educational Research Association - Division J
Mentoring March Program Co-coordinator; 2015 - 2016

Prospects, International Bureau of Education, UNESCO
Reviewer; November 2014 - present

Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)
Inductee, K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award and College Associate