Galen Spencer Hull, Ph.D.
HULL International, LLC
Vera Mae House, 1207 Hood Drive
Brentwood, TN 37027 USA
Dr. Hull is an educator and veteran international development consultant with over 45 years of experience. He began his international career as a Peace Corps Volunteer secondary school teacher in Malawi, East Africa (1964-1966). Subsequently he taught and conducted doctoral research on the system of higher education in Congo (Kinshasa) from 1969 to 1973, receiving his doctorate in Political Science from Northwestern University in 1974. His field experience has included consulting with USAID, the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, foreign government agencies, non-governmental organizations, universities, and small businesses in over 30 countries. As program officer in the Washington office of several consulting firms, Dr. Hull recruited and managed numerous project and program teams deployed overseas.
He served as Director of the Office of International Business Programs in the College of Business at Tennessee State University 1999 to 2011, managing numerous international faculty and student exchanges and study abroad programs. These included linkages between the College of Business and management training institutions and universities in Malawi, Ukraine, Tunisia, Thailand, China and Jamaica. He also taught courses in international business management and economic development and conducted research on immigrant entrepreneurship in Middle Tennessee. As project manager for a management training and economics education initiative in East and Central Europe (1996-1998), Dr. Hull coordinated the efforts of teams monitoring and evaluating linkages between U.S. business schools and institutions in the region.
Hull was founder and first president of Friends of Malawi (1987-1997), composed primarily of returned Peace Corps Volunteers, whose purpose is to promote economic and cultural relations between the U.S. and Malawi and promote that country's economic development. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Chinese Chamber of Commerce and the Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and was a member of the Class of 2009 of Leadership Brentwood. He was named to Who's Who in America in 2007.
Upon retirement from TSU Dr. Hull established HULL International LLC, a consulting firm dedicated to international and multicultural projects. Hull has authored five books and numerous articles, the most recent of which is Crossing Cultures: Memoirs of a Travlin' Man, published in 2006 (Booksurge/Amazon.com). One of his initiatives while at TSU was the coordination of a survey of immigrant entrepreneurs in the Nashville area that resulted in several articles and publications. That experience inspired him to collaborate with Dr. Ming Wang in founding the Tennessee Immigrant and Minority Business Group (TIMBG) in 2013.
Hull is in the process of launching a new website: www.globalmusiccity.com that focuses on the global and multicultural dimensions of Music City USA. Hull is happily married to Mani Sangaran Hull, Executive Director of the Tennessee Campus Compact, a consortium of institutions of higher education promoting service learning and civic engagement.