Gia R. Tatone

Term Trustee

Portrait photo of Gia R. Tatone

Gia Tatone, Ph.D. is a lifelong resident of the Pittsburgh region. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Chatham University in Psychology and Education, a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Robert Morris University, and earned her Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership at Regent University. Her Dissertation involved conducting groundbreaking research on the topic of peace leadership.

Gia has received numerous honorable mentions for her academic excellence, scholarship, leadership, and service. Her publications include topics on servant leadership, leadership crisis, power relations, and followership. She has presented her research nationally and globally. Gia has also authored two historical nonfiction books and was recently awarded a first place medal for her best-selling book Coraopolis. All proceeds for her historical nonfiction publications have been donated to the communities they serve for historic preservation and environmental beautification efforts. She is the recipient of several awards and scholarships including Robert Morris University’s prestigious Organizational Leadership Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Regent University’s four year GLE Leadership Scholarship, Anne B. Anstine Excellence in Public Service Series Scholarship for Women, and the Red Chair PGH 2018 EDGE Women’s Leadership Program Scholarship for high performing women. Gia has also been featured as one of the top 50 influential women in the US in Joyce Faulkner and Pat McGrath Avery’s book Role Call: Women’s Voices for her excellence in community service and leadership.

Currently, Gia teaches various credit courses at Robert Morris University for the English/ Communication Skills and Organizational Leadership Departments and has held other roles such as Co-Director for RMU’s AFA Cyber Camp, and Editorial Review Board Member for RMU’s IJCRE (International Journal of Cyber Research Education). Prior to working for RMU, Gia served for four years as a local elected official for the Board of Education serving as Board Secretary and the Chair of the Education Committee and developed continuing education courses on writing and publishing for Community College of Beaver County.

Gia currently lives in Moon Township with her husband and two rescue cats and makes periodic visits with her husband to see their daughter who is away at college.


  • Audit Committee
  • External Relations Committee
  • Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access (IDEA) Committee