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Galen F. deGraff

Galen F. deGraff taught management and business administration at the University of Mary Washington from 1994 to 2015. His research and consulting interests are in the areas of strategy formulation, strategic management, international business, and the management of family and closely-held firms. Galen earned his MBA from the University of Virginia's Darden Graduate Business School and his doctorate in strategic management and international business from George Washington University. His doctorate dissertation was judged a finalist for the best dissertation internationally by the Academy of International Business. During the Vietnam war, Galen was a combat assault helicopter aircraft commander in the 1968 TET invasion with the 173 Assault Helicopter Company (nicknamed the Robin Hoods) and served on the staff of the 11th Combat Aviation Battalion. In 2018-19 friends, colleagues, and former students of Professor deGraff established a scholarship to honor his career. Many graduates credit his Strategic Management capstone seminar for helping them in their careers. Rob and Sarah Strassheim are the primary donors associated with this scholarship.
Scholarships associated with Galen F. deGraff
  • Galen F. deGraff Scholarship in Business