Andrew J. Gallagher, Ph.D.
I have been teaching ESL (English as a Second Language) for almost 30 years. After finishing a degree in Anthropology, I served two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Benin, West Africa, where I developed a passion for teaching. Returning to the States, I obtained Master’s degrees in Adult Education and Linguistics, and later a Ph.D. in English. I currently teach classes in ESL, ABE (Adult Basic Education) and GED (General Education Development) at a Walla Walla Community College in southeastern Washington State.
I am happily married with two wonderful children. When I am not teaching or writing, I love to be involved with music. I play guitar and sing whenever I can. I have been a singer, board member and past president of our local choral society. I also do small woodworking projects when I have the time. Otherwise I enjoy spending time with family and friends.
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