University of Northern Iowa

Justo Gallardo

Universidad de Tarapaca, Chile
University of Northern Iowa

Dr. Justo Gallardo was a visiting professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations.  Dr. Gallardo has prepared English teachers for 30 years at the Universidad de Tarapacá, located in Arica, Chile.  He came to UNI to carry out research on teacher education and educational reform in the United States.  Chile is currently going through significant changes in education not unlike those in the U.S.  Dr. Gallardo has had a long and productive relationship with UNI.  He first came as a visiting professor teaching Spanish courses 1994-1995.  He later returned to earn his Ed.D. in 2003.  Because of the personal and professional relationships built over time he considers the Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations his home at UNI.   Dr. Gallardo visited from September 2012 through January 2013.