For Mary Loeffelholz, English professor at Northeastern’s College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Emily Dickinson’s significance lies in her ability to relate to readers, particularly in times of sorrow and mourning. ..
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State University of New York-Albany
Chris Gallagher, Associate Dean of Teaching, Learning, and Experiential Education and Professor of English, works with colleagues throughout the college on researching and supporting the undergraduate learning experience; fostering excellence and innovation in teaching; designing and refining curricula and assessment; and strengthening the connections between cutting-edge classroom work and experiential learning. Gallagher’s scholarly expertise is in teaching, learning, and educational reform with a specialization in the teaching and assessment of writing. His is author or co-author of four books and many articles in writing studies and education journals. 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. Before joining the Dean’s Office in July 2014, he was Writing Program Director at Northeastern and, before that, Professor of English and Composition Coordinator at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.