Dr. Galia Cohen is the Director of the Division of Public Administration and an Assistant Professor at Tarleton State University. She specializes in organizational development and human resource management and has more than 10 years of experience in teaching, training and consulting in the public sector.
Dr. Cohen develops and conducts leadership development workshops and programs for government employees across the United States. Her training topics include negotiation and conflict management, employee engagement, ethical use of power, effective communication and public speaking, professional writing skills, collaborative leadership, managing multigenerational and diverse workforces and many more. She also teaches academic courses at the Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program at Tarleton State University.
Dr. Cohen is an affiliated faculty member with The Institute for Law Enforcement Administration (ILEA) in Plano, TX, The NCSU Law Enforcement Executive Program (LEEP) in Raleigh, NC, and the USC Price Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP) in Los Angeles, CA. She serves on multiple advisory boards, such as, The Institute for Law Enforcement Administration (ILEA) and The Richardson Police Department Training Academy. She is also the nationally elected District V representative for the National Council of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) and the Book Review Editor for the premier journal in public administration, Public Administration Review (PAR).
Dr. Cohen holds a Ph.D. in Public Administration from The University of Texas at Dallas, M.A. in Organizational Sociology from Bar-¬Ilan University, Israel, and B.A. in Psychology also from Bar-¬Ilan University, Israel. She has published peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and her research interests include law enforcement collaboration, strategic human resource management, organizational culture, and public safety administration.