Courses taught:

  • Composition I
  • Composition II
  • Basic Writing
  • Fiction Appreciation
  • Introduction to Fiction Writing
  • Introduction to Contemporary Literature
  • Honors course based on the theme of "water"

Kathleen D. Gallagher joined UA Wayne College in the fall of 2000. Prior to that she was a Department Chair for Liberal Arts and English instructor for Southern Ohio College (now Brown Mackie College). She has also taught ninth grade at St. Vincent/ St. Mary’s High School.

Gallagher was a finalist in the First Grand Tournament event through Writing Knights Press which resulted in her first poetry chapbook I See Things are Falling. She was nominated for a Pushcart prize in December 2012 through Writing Knights Press, Cleveland. An award winning non-fiction writer, poet, and artist, Gallagher has won two Writer’s Digest awards for nonfiction (2007 Writer’s Digest Honorable Mention for a feature article entitled “Cutting Storm,” and a 2011 Honorable Mention for her essay “Flying Objects” in the 2011 Writer’s Digest competition. Her poetry includes works in journals such as South Coast Poetry Journal : Issue #15 (Honorable Mention for “Focal Point” judged by writer/poet/screenplay James Dickey of the movie Deliverance fame) and her current Pushcart nomination. A self-taught collage artist, her work “Somewhere,” won honorable mention in the 2001 National Collage Society’s Postcard Contest, “Wishing You Were Here.” A collage entitled “Bone Collage,” is posted in the September 2011 Hospital Drive: The Literature and Humanities Journal of the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Her collage “One Woman,” is now a cover for Pushcart nominee writer Michelle Reale’s book If All They Had Were Their Bodies,” published by Burning River Press, November 2011. She is a former NEOMFA creative writing student at Kent State University.

Editing Work:

  • Dialogues with a Christian Proselytizer written by Todd Allen Gates
  • Footpaths to Ancient Campsites in Copley-Township Ohio, Robert Haag, M.A.Ed.
    ---Indian Relic Collection: The Painter Creek Auctions 1977-1988


  • Kent State University: NEOMFA (one year study toward M.F.A. degree in Creative Writing)
  • M.A. in English with Literature Concentration, The University of Akron, 1996
  • B.A.Ed in Secondary Education, English major, 1993
  • A.A.S., Psychology/Human Services, Ohio University, 1981

Kathleen D. Gallagher

Senior Lecturer of English

The University of Akron Wayne College

1901 Smucker Road, Orrville, OH 44667
Phone: 330-683-2010
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