Gloria Palileo arrived in the United States from the Philippines
in September, 1966 with fifty dollars (borrowed) in her pocket.
Graduate assistantships got her through the masterís degree
program at Kansas State and the doctoral at the University
After over twenty years on
the sociology faculty at the University of South Alabama,
she is now retired but still teach classes there online.
In the early 1980s, she and
her husband, Ross, adopted two boys and a girl from the Philippines.
COMING HOME is inspired by the childrenís experiences with
adaptation to their new home.
Dr. Palileo's multicultural
experiences include living in Delhi, India as a UNESCO Fellow
in the early 1960ís and in Egypt on a U.S. Department of Education
Group Study Abroad grant to the University of South Alabama