ddgala's profile

  • Name: Dr. Don Gala
  • Gender: M
  • Location: Hixson, TN
  • Occupation: CEO/Chief Research Consultant & PREA Auditor (PENDING)

Ph.D. - University of Rochester; Rochester, NY; Multidisciplinary: Education/Thought & Policy; Social Constructs of Education, & Criminology.

M.S.Ed. - University of Rochester, Rochester, NY; Educational Administration

M.A. - Univ. of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK; Criminal Justice/Management & Administration

B.S. - RIT, Rochester, NY; Criminal Justice

A.A.S. - MCC, Rochester, NY; Criminal Justice/Police Science

Dr. Gala was inducted in Honor Societies that include:
PI GAMMA MU - International Honor Society in Social Science,

ALPHA PHI SIGMA - National Criminal Justice Honor Society, and

KAPPA DELTA PI - International Honor Society in Education.

The Gala Group, Inc., Atlanta, GA, 2008-Present: CEO/Chief Research Consultant & PREA Auditor (PENDING). Peer Reviewer of Grant Proposals: U.S.DOJ-OJP/OJJDP/BJA

Martin Methodist College (TN), 2010-2014: Associate Prof. of Criminal Justice & Education.

U.S. DOJ/FBOP, 21-years: Federal Officer/Correctional Treatment Spec. Retired (28-years of Federal Service).

U.S. Military:
USAFR: 2 Yrs. - (Active 1980-1982) TAC - NCO/Intelligence
USAF: 4 Yrs. - AFLC - NCOIC:
Base Advisory Council, Prime BEEF (Base Engineering Emergency Force), Wing/Base Entomologist.

Researcher/Program Evaluator:
13 Yrs.

Associate Professor - 4 Yr.
Assistant Professor - 2 Yrs.
Instructor - 3 Yrs.

(USDOJ)-PREA Auditor (PENDING). 2014-.

Co-Chair: Correctional Trainer Certification Commission (CTCC) (2011-2013) - American Jail Assn/Int'l Assn. of Correctional Training Personnel.

Certified Correctional Trainer (AJA) (2008-2016)

Certified Taser Instructor (2009-2013) (TASER Training Academy)


His written work has been published by primary publishers and can be found in libraries throughout the world, and he has more than 50 publications as Op-Eds and articles.

One of Dr. Gala’s books (1995) was used as a reference by U.S. Senate in the National Debate Topic for High Schools, 1996-97, and was cited among 34 other scholars in the “104th Congress, 2d Session / Senate Document 104-20," Page 13.

In late 2010, Dr. Gala's research was included in the Encyclopedia of Criminological Theory (2 vol. set), published by Sage Publishing Company, CA. Dr. Gala introduced social support to criminological theory. His work, addressing social support systems within the home and school, made an important contribution to the literature.

Since 1999, Dr. Gala has been inducted into Marquis Who’s Who in America, and then the Marquis Who’s Who in Education (since 2000).


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