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DR. ANTOINE M. GARIBALDI, PH.D.
UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT MERCY
Dr. Antoine M. Garibaldi is the first lay president of University of Detroit Mercy, a Catholic, Master’s Comprehensive University sponsored by the Religious Sisters of Mercy and the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). Prior to becoming UDM’s president in June 2011, Dr. Garibaldi was president of Gannon University from 2001 to 2010. He was also Howard University’s first Provost and the first lay Vice President for Academic Affairs at Xavier University of Louisiana. A tenured Professor of Education and a Fellow of both the American Psychological Association and the American Educational Research Association, he is the author of eleven books and more than 85 research articles and chapters.
He serves on numerous national and local boards including: Detroit Institute of Arts; New Detroit; Brother Rice High School; United Way for Southeastern Michigan Campaign Cabinet; Association of Governing Boards’ Council of Presidents; Horizon League Executive Committee; National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities; U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ National Review Board; University of Saint Thomas (MN); and the Sister Thea Bowman Black Catholic Educational Foundation.
He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, where he currently serves on the Commission for Young African American Males of the Grand Social Action Committee. A native of New Orleans, he received his undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Howard University and his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Minnesota.
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