Ronald Gallimore, Ph.D.

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Ronald Gallimore: Ph.D. (Psychology), Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences; Center for Culture and Health; UCLA faculty member: 1971 to present; Formerly Research Psychologist, Department of Anthropology, Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum; Associate Professor of Psychology & Anthropology, University of Hawaii; Chief Scientist, LessonLab Research Institute. Gallimore investigates teaching, training, and coaching and their improvement in education, mental health, & sport.

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UCLA Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1964
M.A., Northwestern University, 1963
B.A., University of Arizona, 1960
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Ronald Gallimore, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences; Center for Culture and Health. Education: B.A. (Education), University of Arizona; M.A. & Ph.D.(Psychology), Northwestern University. In 1966 he was appointed Research Psychologist, Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, and Co-Director of the Hawaiian Community Research Project. The results of the research were presented in two monographs. In 1970, Gallimore and Roland Tharp designed and built a laboratory school (Kamehameha Elementary Education Project or KEEP). In 1988, Cambridge University Press published a monograph summarizing the KEEP experience and data (Tharp & Gallimore, "Rousing Minds to Life"). This book received the Grawemeyer Award in Education for "a work of outstanding educational achievement with potential for worldwide impact." From 1984 - 2005, he collaborated with Claude Goldenberg & Bill Saunders in 3 longitudinal, prospective school & teaching improvement studies. In 1993, the International Reading Association presented Goldenberg & Gallimore the Albert J. Harris award for the article "Local Knowledge, Research Knowledge & Educational Change: A Case Study of Early Spanish Reading Improvement" which appeared in Educational Researcher. Gallimore received in 1992 a University of California Presidential Award for research contributing to the improvement of public schools. He was Principal Investigator, Project CHILD (1986-1999, longitudinal study of children with developmental delays & their families); PI, Latino Home School Project (1988-2005, longitudinal study of immigrant Latino children and their families); & Co-PI 1999 TIMSS Video Study of Teaching in 7 Countries (1998-2007). He published in 1976 an empirical description of the teaching practices of UCLA’s Coach John Wooden (ESPN’s Coach of the 20th Century). The results of interviews with Coach Wooden were published in 4 articles and the book "You Haven’t Taught Until They’ve Learned."

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