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Vision and Leadership

Vision

The proposed Ernest & Julio Gallo School of Management at UC Merced will address critical education and knowledge gaps limiting our ability to understand and effectively manage the human-centered complex systems that are central to a sustainable future for the region, state, and world. With an emphasis on convergence education and research, the Gallo School represents the future of education and research, bringing cognition, economics, complexity, data science, sustainability, governance, and management together in one school whose cross-cutting programs will represent a unique mix of disciplinary and interdisciplinary faculty and students. Graduates of its undergraduate, professional, and doctoral research programs will address challenges of the complex systems of everyday life, in public and private sectors, from health care to climate solutions, from education to resource management, and more. 

The proposed Gallo School will align the mission of four established departments on globally and locally important problems, will increase campus enrollments through novel and high-demand new programs, and will incorporate a diverse set of revenue sources. The four existing departments – Cognitive and Information Sciences (CIS), Economics and Business Management (EBM), Management of Complex Systems (MCS), and Political Science (PoliSci) – include fifty-seven ladder-rank faculty, one-thousand students, seven undergraduate programs, and eight graduate programs – all focused on the science, design, technology, management, and policy of complex coupled human-technology and human-natural systems. 

Leadership

Planning for the Gallo School is led by a core team of faculty selected by each of the four departments (CIS, EBM, MCS, and PoliSci), and is administered by the Division of Management and Information.

Gallo School Planning Committee

Core Team AY 2021-2022
Rob Innes, Professor, Economics and Business Management
Crystal Kolden, Assistant Professor, Management of Complex Systems
Paul Maglio, Professor, Management of Complex Systems
Nate Monroe, Professor, Political Science
David Noelle, Associate Professor, Cognitive and Information Sciences
Alex Petersen, Associate Professor, Management of Complex Systems
Michael Spivey, Professor, Cognitive and Information Sciences
Jessica Trounstine, Professor, Political Science
Fanis Tsoulouhas, Professor, Economics and Business Management

Core Team AY 2020-2021
Rob Innes, Professor, Economics and Business Management
Paul Maglio, Professor, Management of Complex Systems 
David Noelle, Associate Professor, Cognitive and Information Sciences
Tracey Osborne, Associate Professor, Management of Complex Systems
Paul Smaldino, Associate Professor, Cognitive and Information Sciences
Greg Wright, Associate Professor, Economics and Business Management

Core Team AY 2019-2020
Ramesh Balasubramaniam, Professor, Cognitive and Information Sciences
Rob Innes, Professor, Economics and Business Management
Paul Maglio, Professor, Management of Complex Systems (Chair)
David Noelle, Associate Professor, Cognitive and Information Sciences
Leroy Westerling, Professor, Management of Complex Systems
Greg Wright, Assistant Professor, Economics and Business Management

Extended Team
Roger Bales, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Heather Bortfeld, Professor, Psychological Sciences
Nancy Burke, Professor, Public Health
Jeffrey Butler, Associate Professor, Economics and Business Management
Ajay Gopinathan, Professor, Physics
Andrew Johnston, Assistant Professor, Economics and Business Management
Sarah Kurtz, Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Roummel Marcia, Professor, Applied Math
Shawn Newsam, Professor, Computer Science and Engineering
Peggy O’Day, Professor, Life and Environmental Sciences
Jessica Trounstine, Professor, Political Science
Josh Viers, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
ShiPu Wang, Professor, Global Arts
Roland Winston, Professor, Physics and Civil and Environmental Engineering

Division of Management and Information

Alvin Cha, Assistant Director, Division of Management and Information
Yolanda Kyle, Administrative Assistant, Division of Management and Information
Paul Maglio, Director, Division of Management and Information