De started at UCI as the Course Director for Writing 39B and played an integral role of the revived Instructional Development Service (IDS) office. After serving as its Associate Director for 6 years, she was named the Director of the IDS in 1995. This unit continued to evolve under her directorship, becoming the Instructional Resource Center in 1996, the Teaching, Learning, & Technology Center (TLTC) in 2005, and most recently with the formation of the Division of Teaching and Learning, the unit was renamed the Center for Engaged Instruction in 2016. The evolution of the unit under De’s leadership was in response to our changing student body, changes in technology, and increasing research into pedagogy.
During her time at UCI, De has been instrumental in developing a wide-array of programs and services for faculty and teaching assistants. Her impact on teaching at UCI has ranged from the creation and support of teaching evaluation forms, Faculty Instructional Institutes, New Faculty Academies, support for online and technology-enhanced instruction, and numerous training programs for graduate students. Thirty-one years ago, De introduced active learning to faculty and TAs. Many faculty at UCI have benefited from personal consultations with De on their teaching and she has impacted hundreds of Teaching Assistants through the Pedagogical Fellows Program, one of the most highly acclaimed programs on campus. Her work has been highly recognized nationally through her involvement in conferences and professional organizations, including serving twice on the Board of Directors for the Professional & Organizational Development Network, the premier professional organization for faculty/TA instructional developers. Her work has led to partnerships with units throughout UCI and with numerous other organizations. Most recently, she played a lead role in the formation of the new Division of Teaching and Learning.
In honor of her commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, the Celebration of Teaching Professor of the Year award has been renamed the Dr. De Gallow Professor of the Year Award for Teaching.
A retirement celebration is being planned for fall quarter. Please join us in congratulating De on reaching this milestone and in wishing her well in the next chapter of her life.