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University of California, Merced and E & J Gallo Management Program Presents the Executive Leadership Seminar

Faculty and Speakers


Dr. Paul Maglio

Professor of Management and Cognitive Science, University of California, Merced
Ph.D. Cognitive Science, University of California, San Diego

Dr. Charles O’Reilly

Frank E. Buck Professor of Management. Stanford Graduate School of Business
Presented in 2019.


Leading Change and Organizational Renewal, Ambidextrous Organizations, Organizational Culture, The Levers of Change

Dr. Erik Rolland

Dean, College of Business Administration, California Polytechnic College, Pomona
Ph.D., Decisions Sciences and Information Systems, Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University


The Value Proposition Model and Seeking Alignment with Stakeholders

Steve Shackelton

Executive Director, Gallo Management, University of California, Merced; Associate Director for Visitor and Resource Protection, National Park Service (RET.)
MPA, University of Alaska


Sustainable Park Leadership: Law, Science and Policy

Sam Traina

Vice Chancellor for Research and Development, University of California, Merced
Ph.D., Soil Science, University of California, Berkeley


The Growing Importance of the Relationship Between Parks and Universities


Dr. Jan Van Wagtendonk

Scientist Emeritus, National Park Service
Ph.D., Wildland Resource Science, Fire Ecology, University of California, Berkeley


Science as an Essential Foundation for Park Policy
Fire Ecology and Yosemite Fire Management

Dr. Brett Wright

Dean Emeritus, College of Behavioral & Health Sciences, Lead of the Tiger University Consortium Clemson University
Ph.D., Recreation and Resources Development, Texas A&M


Innovation in Resource Protection and Course Mentor, Yosemite Phase


Ashley Adams

Superintendent, San Jacinto - Santa Rosa Mountains National Monument, California
M.S., Wilderness Management, Duke University




Stan Austin

Regional Director, Pacific-West Region, National Park Service
B.S., Environmental Sciences, Rutgers University


Opening Remarks and Reflections on the Utility of the Seminar at Cavallo Point


Dr. Paul Doherty

Program Manager, National Alliance for Public Safety GIS (NAPSG) Foundation
Kelly Fuhrmann

Kelly Fuhrmann

Superintendent, El Morro and El Malpais National Monuments
BA, Natural History, Prescott College MA, Natural resource Management, Prescott College
Russell Galipeau

Russell Galipeau

B.S. Forest Resources Conservation, Wildlife Ecology, University of Florida

Rajmohan Gandhi

Research Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Scholar in Residence, Indian Institute of Technology Served in Indian Upper House of Parliament, 1990-92

Gen. Tony Jackson

Former Director, California State Parks; Major General, US Marine Corps (RET.)
B.A., History, San Jose State M.A., History, San Jose State



The Wisdom of Mentoring

Dr. Jeffrey Jenkins

Dr. Jeffrey Jenkins

Assistant Professor, Natural Resources Management, UC Merced


Protected Land Policy and Public Perception, Stake-Holders Matter

Moose Mutlow

Project Manager, Construction of the National Environmental Science Center, Naturebridge, Yosemite
B.S., Environmental Science, Plymouth Polytechnic Graduate Certificate in Education, University of Bristol


The Essential Value of Yough
The Story of Naturebridge, Park Partnership and Environmental Education, Developing Young Stewards

Julia Parker

Master Park Ranger (RET.), Yosemite National Park
Honorary Doctorate, California College of Crafts


Personal Perspectives on American Indian Life and Parks Protecting Cultural Resources


Armando Quintero

Executive Director, Sierra Nevada Research Institute; Chair, California State Water Commission; Park Ranger, Superintendent, USNPS, (RET.)
B.S., Biology-Environmental Studies, California State University, Hayward,


Water, Climate & Science and Policy

Kristina Rylands

Director, Nature Bridge - Yosemite Operations; Former National Park Service Planner
B.A., Education, University of California, Berkeley


The Essential Value of Youth 
The Story of Naturebridge, Park Partnership and Environmental Education, Developing Young Stewards

Rebecca Stanfield McCown

Rebecca Stanfield McCown

Ph.D., University of Vermont, Natural Resources
Robert G. Stanton

Robert G. Stanton

15th Director, U.S. National Park Service (ret.)
Executive Professor, Texas A&M University BS, Huston-Tillotson University