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Northwest Missouri State University

John Gallaher

John Gallaher



1850 Colden Hall


660.562.1963 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 2003

Associate Professor


  • Ph.D. English, Ohio University 2000
  • MFA Poetry, Texas State University 1995
  • BA in Broadcast Journalism, Texas State University 1991

Courses Taught

  • Composition 111
  • Composition 112
  • Introduction to Literature 220
  • Creative writing courses, most poetry

Academic Interests

  • Creative Writing, Argument and Persuasion, 20th-21st Century American Poetry

Scholarly Activity

  • Poetry: Your Father on the Train of Ghosts (BOA 2011), with G.C. Waldrep
  • Edited Collection: The Monkey & The Wrench (Akron, 2011), with Mary Biddinger

Student Group Advisement

  • Scribblers / Medium Weight Forks

Other Professional Experiences

  • Member: Association of Writers and Writing Programs