Chris Gallagher has published widely on the teaching and assessment of writing and on educational “reform” at both the K-12 and higher education levels. He is author or co-author of four books and many articles in writing studies and education journals. His current work is on integrative education as a response to the “unbundling” of U.S. higher education. Gallagher holds a PhD in writing, teaching, and criticism from the State University of New York at Albany and an MA in English from the University of New Hampshire.
Gallagher has held numerous administrative positions at Northeastern, including Writing Program director; associate dean of teaching, learning and experiential education in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities; and, currently, Interim Vice Provost and Provostial Fellow, Undergraduate Education and Experiential Learning. He teaches courses in writing and pedagogy at every level of the curriculum, from first-year writing to graduate seminars on topics such as “Writing and Community Engagement” and “Composing in(to) the 21stCentury.” At the same time, he is active in the community, particularly in partnership with 826 Boston (a youth writing program in Roxbury). He was a founding member of the Boston Rhetoric and Writing Network.
Before coming to Northeastern, Gallagher was professor of English and composition coordinator at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.