Louis Gallien came to ASU as Dean of the Reich College of Education with previous dean and department chair service of fourteen years. Professor Gallien is an African-Americanist in his scholarship and teaching. He has also begun the curricular process of instituting a minor in Southern Studies for the College of Arts and Sciences. He represents Reich College as an advisor and mentor to students who seek to become teachers in the Honors College. He chairs the Under-Represented Student Association in The Honors College, sits on the faculty review committee and assists the Dean in curricular matters.