2018 Governor's School Faculty

Director of the Residential Governor's School at Radford University


Dr. R. Wayne Gallops - Director

Conductor, Educator, and Recording Artist - Dr. R. Wayne Gallops serves as Director of the Residential Governor's Schools for the Visual & Performing Arts and Humanities at Radford University. He also serves as Director Bands and Instrumental Music Education at RU (since 2004). At RU His responsibilities include conducting the University Wind Ensemble, Chamber Winds, Symphonic Band, and coordination of the Music Education degree program. Prior to his appointment at Radford University, Dr. Gallops served on the faculties of The University of Tampa, The University of South Florida, and Hillsborough Community College. For nineteen years, Dr. Gallops taught in the Hillsborough County Public Schools (Tampa, Florida.). His high school bands consistently received national and international acclaim, presented outstanding performances at Florida Bandmasters Association state festivals, the Bands of America National Concert Band Festival, and toured Japan. Dr. Gallops is active throughout the United States as a conductor, clinician, adjudicator, and performer on clarinet, piano, and organ and he performs and records with numerous classical, jazz, commercial ensembles and artists. As a conductor and keyboard artist, he has performed, recorded, and conducted worldwide with numerous classical, jazz, commercial ensembles / artists and various orchestras, theater, opera, and ballet companies including; The Florida Lyric Opera, The Florida Orchestra, The Broadway Theater Project, The Florida Gulf Coast Orchestra, The Tallahassee Symphony, The Roanoke Symphony, The Wintergreen Music Festival, Disney Studios, Busch Gardens, and Radford University Ballet Theater productions of The Nutcracker. Dr. Gallops has conducted district and state honor bands in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, West Virginia, Virginia, New Jersey, Quebec, Honshu-Wakayama Japan, The Royal Irish Academy of Music and has toured throughout the United States, Canada, Ireland, and Japan. Some artists Wayne has performed and recording with include jazz and pop greats Jennifer Holiday, Ronan Tyner and the Irish Tenors, Julie Andrews, Frank Wildhorn, Barry Manilow, Englebert Humperdink, Frankie Valli, The Funk Brothers of Motown, The Association, The Four Seasons, Eddie Arnold, Dianne Carroll, Eric Darius, The Bill Norman Group, Tito Puente, Pete Fountain, Nat Adderly, and Al Hurt. His 2008 solo CD release ‘Jazzicale’ received international critical acclaim.  His writings are published in numerous peer review publications and he has presented clinics, lectures, and performances at many regional, national and international music conferences. Dr. Gallops is honored through membership in Kappa Delta Pi, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Who’s Who Among American Teachers, Outstanding Young Men of America, and Citations of Excellence from the National Band Association for outstanding contribution to bands, wind music, and instrumental music education. Dr. Gallops holds degrees from Hillsborough Community College (A.A.), The University of Tampa (B.A.), Florida State University (M.M.), and University of South Florida (Ph.D.). 

Residential Governor's School Leadership Team

Associate Director


Ms. Leigh Anne Kelley - Associate Director

For more than a decade Ms. Leigh Anne Kelley has been an instructor with Radford University’s School of Communication, where she teaches courses related to journalism, advertising, and interactive communication. She has more than 20 years of experience in print and digital media, from concept development to business development to execution. She has worked for newspapers, magazines, and the online operations of television and print outlets. She has been an editorial page editor, news editor, magazine editor, business journalist, online content manager, and digital media strategist. She has won numerous awards from the Virginia Press Association, attended Wharton’s Seminar for Business Writers on a National Press Fellowship, and was a new media fellow with the Newspaper Association of America. Her interests include business journalism, online and mobile media, interactive advertising, communication design and new models for funding news. This is her third year teaching in the governor’s school summer program. In Summer 2017 she was director of the humanities program and is now associate director of the combined Summer Governor’s School for the Humanities and Visual and Performing Arts.

Resident Life Directors


Liza Moles - Resident Life Director

Elizabeth (Liza) Moles has been working with The Governors School for the Humanities and Visual and Performing Arts at Radford University since 2013. She held positions as a Residential Counselor, Lead Counselor and Dorm Lead Counselor for 4 summers prior to becoming the Senior Resident Director in the spring of 2017. In 2014, Liza received her Bachelor Degree in K-12 Vocal/Choral Music Education from Radford University and is completing a Master’s Degree in Special Education: Adapted Curriculum from Radford University. Liza currently works as a Special Education Instructional Assistant for Salem High School in Salem Virginia, and is looking forward to becoming a full time Special Educator next year.



Adam McAllister - Assistant Resident Life Director

Adam McAllister is in his third year working with the Governor's School and Second year as the Assistant Resident Director.  Currently he works as an adjunct instructor in Music and Theater at Ferrum College in Ferrum, VA.  Classes taught include Piano Class, Voice and Diction, Private Voice Lessons, Voice Class, and Concert Choir.  He is also the Choir Director at Grove United Methodist Church in Radford. A character tenor who has performed roles in The Pirates of Penzance (Samuel) , The Magic Flute(Monostatos), Susannah(Elder Gleaton), Tosca(Spoletta), and Sweeney Todd(Beadle Bamford) with Opera Roanoke.   His performance as Luther Billis in "South Pacific" garnered acclaim and was hailed as a "tour de force!"  Adam holds a Bachelor of Arts in General Music from Bluefield College, a Master of Arts in Worship Studies from Liberty University, and a Master of Arts in Music with an emphasis in Musicology from Radford University.