Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security

Patrick Gallagher

  • Chancellor

As chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh, Patrick Gallagher works to advance Pitt's legacy of academic excellence, collaboration and research innovation.

Prior to serving as the university's 18th chancellor, Gallagher spent the bulk of his career in public service at the U.S. Department of Commerce, most recently as acting deputy secretary and director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Chancellor Gallagher holds a bachelor’s degree in physics and philosophy from Benedictine College in Kansas and a PhD in physics from the University of Pittsburgh. He and his wife Karen are the proud parents of three sons.