Jim Gallagher

Professor of Communications

Ph.D., University of Washington

You wake up one morning and wonder what has become of you.  You started out as a construction laborer and you end up constructing lives.  Along the way, you received an A.A. at Highline Community College at Des Moines, Washington; a B.S. in Psychology, an M.A. and a PhD. in Communication and Rhetorical Theory and Criticism, all at the University of Washington at Seattle, Washington.  Then you end up teaching Communication courses at New Mexico State University at Alamogordo.  You teach public speaking, principles of human communication, nonverbal communication, small group communication, gender communication, persuasion, storytelling, oral interpretation of literature, oral interpretation of children’s literature, tutoring for the humanities and social sciences and intercultural communication.  You get married and you have two kids.  You play the guitar, volleyball, basketball and chess.  You are co-faculty advisor of the SNEA and you serve as Editor of the campus newsletter.  You love to read.  You look at the rhetorical dimension of physics and psychology as a research interest.  You do weird things like write in second-person.  Ah, Life!