College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
School of Psychology
My name is Dr. Rachel Gallardo and I was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but raised mostly in and around the Houston area. After high school, I went back to BR to get my Bachelor’s of Psychology from Louisiana State University…GEAUX TIGERS!!! From there, I returned to Houston, received a Masters in Business Administration, a Professional in Human Resources certification, a Masters in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, and completed a Ph.D. in I/O Psychology.
I understand the challenges associated with going to school, working, and taking care of family responsibilities all at the same time, but I also believe if a person wants to accomplish a goal, he or she will find a way to do so. No excuses.
After approximately 10 years of working in the corporate world as a manager/director in Human Resources capacities, I left the corporate world for teaching and freelance consulting/writing. I’m happy to share what I have learned throughout the years in HR, Organizational Development, and Workplace Culture.
In addition to freelance consulting and public speaking, I have enjoyed teaching students in human resources, business, and psychology classes since 2014. I also have a passion for research and academic writing so I’m always working on projects for publication and public speaking. There is so much we can learn from each other through education. I hope my students bring new and refreshing ideas to share with others. We all have different backgrounds and different life experiences so don’t hesitate to share! The more we share, the more we learn.
In my personal life, I am enjoying newlywed time with my amazing husband, Adam. We have a Rottweiler named Diesel, the fur-baby that actually brought myself and Adam together. We love Netflix binge sessions and Fantasy Football. (Go Bears!!)
Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you would like to connect.
"Do or do not...there is no try." ~Yoda
Leadership and Leadership Development
PhD, University of Phoenix - Phoenix, AZ United States
MBA, University of Phoenix - Phoenix, AZ United States
MS, University of Phoenix - Phoenix, AZ United States
BS, Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge, LA United States
Shield Bearer, Volunteer - Houston, TX United States
Awards / Honors
Presidential Award for Faculty Excellence, Blinn College, 2020
Gallardo, R. L., Rohde, D. M. (2019). Personality Predictors of Compassion Fatigue in Long-term Care Environments. North American Journal of Psychology.
Gallardo, R. L. (2018). The Use of Sarcasm in the Classroom. Blinn College.
Gallardo, R. L. (2018). Discover Your Patient's Love Language: Ethical Considerations for Providing Care to the Elderly. American Case Management Association.
Gallardo, R. L. (2017). Influential Leadership. American Case Management Association.
Gallardo, R. L. (2017). The Power of Positive Thinking in Healthcare Professionals. American Case Management Association.
Gallardo, R. L. (2015). Personality predictions of direct patient care workers in a long-term care environment. . Rice University.