Jeffery Galle joined Oxford College of Emory University in the spring of 2008 as the Director of the Center for Academic Excellence after serving 19 years at the University of Louisiana at Monroe both as an English faculty and as an administrator. He served as Director of First-Year English from 1992-1995 and as Head of English from 1998-2007. Dr. Galle completed his undergraduate work and the MA at Louisiana Tech University, and he received the Ph.D. from Louisiana State University in 1991.
Prior to coming to Oxford, Dr. Galle taught a number of undergraduate and graduate courses-composition, introduction to literature, advanced writing, renaissance drama, literary criticism and theory, American and British surveys, and world literature. For his teaching, Dr. Galle has received a number of awards-the Scott Professorship for Teaching Excellence (1996-99), Outstanding Professor of the College of Arts and Sciences (2006), the Liberal Arts Teaching Award (1995), and the English Department Outstanding Professor Award (1994). He has been nominated to Who's Who Among America's Teachers four times by graduating honors seniors, and in 2007 he received recognition from Marquis Who's Who in America.
He has received grants from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and the Division of the Arts to teach a number of special courses for educators, for nontraditional learners, and for adult learners. He also offered Elderhostel classes on Mark Twain for a number of years as well. In the Readings in Literature and Culture (RELIC) series, he led adult reading courses hosted by the Louisiana Library Association and sponsored by the LEH. Several of his course proposals were accepted by the ULM Honors Program for teaching small groups of advanced undergraduate students. In his writing and research, he has published and/or presented conference papers on Christopher Marlowe, Mark Twain, composition, and pedagogy.