BA, CUNY Baccalaureate Program
MLS, Pratt Institute
Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center
Dr. Galgan received her doctorate from CUNY Graduate Center in New York for her dissertation, She’s Poetry in Motion, which focuses on metaphors of movement in the work of some contemporary American women poets. In addition to poetry, Dr. Galgan’s areas of academic interest include war literature, gender studies, pop culture, and genre literature. She teaches both freshman composition and literature courses at St. Francis College.
In 2015, Dr. Galgan was selected by the New York Council for the Humanities as a member of its first cohort of Public Scholars. Her tenure is for two years, 2015-2017. In addition, she was named a 2015 Educator of Excellence by the New York State English Council.
Dr. Galgan’s poems have appeared in journals such as California Quarterly and The AFCU Journal, the web site On Earth As It Is, and the online journal Forge. Her poem “Burning Angels: March 25, 1911” is in the anthology Villanelles (edited by Annie Finch and Marie-Elizabeth Mali) and her poem “Penelope” appears in Grabbing the Apple: An Anthology of New York Women Poets (edited by Terri Muss and M.J. Tenerelli).
Dr. Galgan wrote the Forward to Editions Bibliotekos’s Battle Runes: Writings on War (edited by Gregory F. Tague), the chapter “‘Why doesn’t make any difference. It’s time you moved on faith’: Detection, Redemption and Saving Grace” in Christianity and the Detective Story (edited by Walter Raubicheck and Anya Morland), and the essay “Dale Evans: Girlie-Girl with a Six-Gun” in Westerns: Paperback Novels and Movies from Hollywood (edited by Paul Varner). She has a forthcoming book chapter on Alicia Ostriker’s poetry.
Dr. Galgan is an Editorial Board Member for the journal ASEBL and reviews audiobooks for Library Journal. Her web site is www.wendygalgan.com, she blogs at Musings From An Unnatural Woman (www.wendygalgan.com/blog/) and her Twitter handle is @WendyGalgan.