Uttam Gaulee

Uttam Gaulee
Assistant Professor, Community College Leadership
Office Location: 
(443) 885-4546

PhD, Higher Education Administration and Entrepreneurship, University of Florida
MEd, Student Affairs, University of Pittsburgh
BEd, English and Economics, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Biography/Professional Summary

Uttam Gaulee is an edupreneur and a scholar of international higher education. He studies higher education at the intersection of student development, public policy, and multiculturalism. His research interests include community college systems, development education, and diaspora studies along with interdisciplinary perspectives on education policy, global citizenship, and cross-cultural issues in international development and geopolitics.

Currently serving as a faculty member in the Community College Leadership Doctoral
Program at Morgan State University, Dr. Gaulee is an advocate of the idea of community college as a vehicle for social progress and economic development in and beyond the US. He is currently documenting the international adaptations of community college via his book project Global Adaptations of Community College Infrastructure.

Dr. Gaulee has devoted the past 15 years of his academic and professional life helping to promote issues related to student success, workforce development, and institutional effectiveness. He served as program director of the Community College Futures Assembly, an independent policy think tank for community college leaders including presidents, trustees, and administrators. As the program director of the Futures Assembly, he teamed up to collaborate with multiple national commissions and councils to evaluate and promote best practices among community colleges while hosting national policy summits on workforce development, reverse transfer, and talent pipeline management. 

Courses Taught

  • EDSR 604 - Introduction to Educational 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 Develop in Community College
  • EDHE 608 - Technology in Contemporary Community Colleges
  • EDHE 624 - Qualitative Research

Selected Publications

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

Gaulee, U. (2017). Leveraging Diasporic Power for Nation Building. Comparative Civilizations Review, 76(76), 11.

Bista, K. & Gaulee, U. (2017). Reenvisioning 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. Springer, 2017. (In Press)

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). Sri Lanka: Kumaran Book House.

Selected Presentations
Invited Talks:

Community College Administrator Program with Egypt and Pakistan
Learning Systems Institute, Tallahasee, FL, April 2017
Technical and Vocational Education and Training in Comparative Perspective
Developing and Strengthening TVET Systems

Office of Faculty Development and Teaching Excellence, University of Florida, 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

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

No More Arms Race of University Ranking: Toward Benchmarking, Gainesville, FL, June 2013
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?

Research Presentations

International Conference of Qualitative Research (ICQI, 2017), Champaign, IL, May 2017
“Racists? No, Philanthropists!” Greek Students’ Multicultural Experiences through different theoretical Lenses

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
Co-presenters: Prime, G.; Sekayi, D.; Ellington, R.

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

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 Student Research Conference, Cambridge, MA, March 2016
Allowing Ideas to Cross Borders
Co-presenters: Sekhon, K.

Florida Society of the Social Sciences Conference, Gainesville, FL, March 2016
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’s 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.

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

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.

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

Additional Areas of Involvement/Engagement

Journal of Underrepresented and Minority Progress (JUMP)

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

Journal of International Students
Managerial 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