Colleen Gallagher, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Colleen E. Gallagher, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor in TESOL

  • Full-Time Faculty


  • Doctorate of Philosophy in Applied Linguistics, Georgetown University
  • Master of Science in Applied Linguistics, Georgetown University
  • Bachelor of Arts in English and Spanish, Xavier University

Professional Activities

  • Ohio Association of Teacher Educators
  • Ohio TESOL
  • American Association of Applied Linguistics
  • Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages

Research Interests

  • Teacher education in linguistically responsive instruction and assessment
  • Language socialization
  • Classroom discourse and academic language
  • Biliteracy and bilingual education

Selected Publications

  • Haan, J., Gallagher, C., and Varandani, L. (in press). Working with linguistically diverse classes
  • across the disciplines: Faculty beliefs. Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
  • Haan, J. and Gallagher, C. (2015). Supporting emergent multilingual writers in the high school and university writing classroom. Ohio Journal of English Language Arts, 55(2), 7-14.
  • Gallagher, C. (2015). Socialization to academic language during kindergarten literacy events. Journal of Language and Education. Advance online publication.
  • King, K. & Gallagher, C. (2008). Love, diminutives and gender socialization in Andean mother-child narrative conversations. In McCabe, A., Bailey, A., & Melzi, G. (Eds.) Research on the development of Spanish-language narratives. New York: Cambridge University Press.