Colleen Gallagher, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Colleen E. Gallagher, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor in TESOL

  • Full-Time Faculty

Courses Taught

  • Foreign Language Methods for Adolescent to Young Adult
  • Language Development and Emergent Literacy
  • Second Language Teaching and Learning
  • Introduction to Linguistics


  • 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

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


  • Gallagher, C. (in publication). Supporting emergent bilinguals through linguistically appropriate instruction. In G. Onchwari & J. Keengwe (Eds.), Cross-cultural considerations in the education of young immigrant learners. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  • 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.
  • Gallagher, C. (2007). [Review of the book Language, space and power: A critical look at bilingual education]. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 10(4), 529-532.