Dr. John Gallagher is a Professor of Management at Maryville College in Maryville, Tennessee. In late 2014, he and Dr. Jeanne Buckeye from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN published their first book, Structures of Grace: Business Practices of the Economy of Communion (New City Press). Since 2007, Dr. Gallagher has been involved in researching the business practices of companies that participate in the Economy of Communion, a worldwide movement with goals of using private enterprise to address social problems. At Maryville College, he teaches strategic management and international business courses and also executive MBA courses at the University of Tennessee. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Gallagher spent over 20 years as a corporate executive and consultant in both manufacturing and service industries. He completed his undergraduate education at Boston College, and earned his MBA and Ph.D. degrees from The University of Tennessee.