Robert Gailey, Ph.D.
Professor of Business and Director, Center for International Development, Point Loma Nazarene University
From 1999-2005, Rob directed the Microfinance Consulting Services for World Relief. In his position, Rob traveled to a number of countries to work with churches and Christian organizations doing economic development (microfinance) and poverty alleviation work. Rob’s role was to train and consult with organizations trying to use business and finance to nurture and support entrepreneurial ventures of people, mostly women, who live in poverty.
Rob holds a B.A. degree in business administration from Eastern Nazarene College (1992), a Master of Divinity degree from Nazarene Theological Seminary (1997), and a Ph.D. in Leadership studies with a concentration in nonprofit management from the University of San Diego (2010). In addition to his role as director of the CID, Rob teaches introduction to business, international business, nonprofit organizational management and theories of economic development and nonprofit organizational management and leading with integrity in PLNU's MBA program. Rob also serves as advisor to the student microfinance club and helps lead the San Diego Microfinance Alliance. Rob serves on the boards of Lazarian World Homes and Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, Inc.