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Armand J. Galfo Oral History Interview

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Author: Galfo, Armand J.; O'Sullivan, Angela
Abstract: Dr. Armand J. Galfo received his degrees from the University of Buffalo: a B.A. in Chemistry and Mathematics in 1948, an Ed. M. in the Teaching of Science in 1952, and a Doctorate in Educational Administration and Curriculum Development in 1958, from the University of Buffalo. He joined the College of William and Mary faculty as an Assistant Professor in the School of Education in 1958, and became Associate Professor of Education and Director of Secondary School Teaching in 1966. He acted as an Assistant Dean to the School of Education in 1965-1966. In 1985, Dr. Galfo was appointed the first Heritage Professor of Education. He was reappointed in 1989, and given Emeritus status the same year. During his time at the College, Dr. Galfo also served in the Air Force Reserves as an Educational Research Consultant for almost sixty years, becoming Outstanding Reserve Officer of the Year and achieving the rank of Colonel in 1971. Dr. Galfo was also a prominent figure in the Alpha XI Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi National Honor Society in Education, into which he was initiated in 1961. In this oral history interview, Dr. Galfo talks about his personal background, how he came to William and Mary, the School of Education, and classes he taught at the College. The interview was conducted by Angela O'Sullivan and was revised by Dr. Galfo.
Series name and number: University Archives Oral History and Related Projects
Issued Date: 2002-04-11
Subjects: College of William and Mary--Faculty and Staff
College of William and Mary. School of Education
College of William and Mary--History--20th Century
1950s
1960s
Courses
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/1654
Citation: University Archives Oral History Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Description: The original audio recording and transcript is available in the University Archives Oral History Collection in the Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary. A biographical form not included here is also available.


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    The University Archives Oral History Collection consists of transcripts and recordings of oral history interviews conducted with College of William and Mary faculty, staff, alumni, and others connected to the College.

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