As the I. Donald Terner Distinguished Professor in Affordable Housing and Urban Policy, Carol Galante teaches graduate courses on housing studies, urban policy, and community development. She is also a co-chair for the Policy Advisory Board of the Fisher Center of Real Estate and Urban Economics where she contributes her interests in real estate and urban economics. As the Faculty Director of the Terner Center for Housing innovation, she oversees the Center’s mission to create innovative strategies to provide solutions in affordable housing and sustainable development of the built environment.
Before joining the faculty, Galante worked in the Obama Administration as the Assistant Secretary for Housing Commissioner at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). She also served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Multifamily Housing programs. Before working for the FHA, she served as the President and Chief Executive of BRIDGE Housing Corporation and worked for local government in city planning and community economic development.
Galante was awarded with Housing Wire Magazine’s Influential Woman in Housing (2012), Multifamily/Developer Magazine-Executive of the Year (2008, Builder Magazine – Top Most Influential People in Homebuilding (2006), and the California Homebuilder Hall of Fame. She also received the UC Berkeley Excellence in Achievement Award (2010), and the UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design Distinguished Alumni Award (2002).
Galante holds a master's degree in city planning from UC Berkeley and a bachelor’s degree from Ohio Wesleyan.