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.
Senior Lecturer of English