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Scott W. Galer, Ph.D.

Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures

Brigham Young University-Idaho

Rexburg, Idaho 83460-0825

Phone: (208) 496-1521

Email: galers@byui.edu

EDUCATION


University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ph.D. in Chinese, May 2003
Dissertation: "Sounds and Meanings: Early Chinese Historical Exegesis and Xu Guang's Shiji yinyi"
Advisor: William H. Nienhauser, Jr.

University of Colorado at Boulder
MA in Chinese, 1995

Brigham Young University
BA in Chinese, 1992

GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS


Thomas E. Ricks Faculty Development Grant, 2006
BYU-Idaho ($400 with matching funds from college and department)

Idaho Humanities Council Grant, 2006
Partial funding ($2000) for symposium and art exhibit: "From the Masses to the Masses: Artists in Mao's China" Feb. 3-28, Spori Gallery, BYU-Idaho

Thomas E. Ricks Faculty Development Grant, 2005
BYU-Idaho ($500 with matching funds from college and department)

Thomas E. Ricks Faculty Development Grant, 2004
BYU-Idaho ($500 plus matching funds)

"College in Asia" grant for development of Asia study abroad program, Summer 2000
ASIANetwork/Freeman Foundation (approx. $10,000)

Thomas E. Ricks Faculty Development Grant, 2000
BYU-Idaho ($500 plus matching funds)

Library Research Grant, 2000
University of Chicago Center for East Asian Studies ($250)

Thomas E. Ricks Faculty Development Grant, 1999
BYU-Idaho ($300 plus matching funds)

China and Inner Asia Council Research Grant, 1999
Association for Asian Studies ($1500)


 

Title VI Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship, 1997-98
University of Wisconsin-Madison (full tuition plus living stipend)

Library Research Grant, 1997
University of Chicago Center for East Asian Studies ($250)

Knapp University Fellowship in East Asian Languages and Literatures, 1996-97
University of Wisconsin-Madison (full tuition plus living stipend)

Departmental Supplemental Fellowship, 1994-1995
University of Colorado at Boulder

Tuition Differential Fellowship, 1993-94
University of Colorado at Boulder

Y Scholarship, 1985-86
Brigham Young University



TEACHING EXPERIENCE


Instructor, 1998-present (continuing faculty status awarded in 2001)
Brigham Young University-Idaho, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
Courses Taught:
Chinese 101 "Beginning Mandarin I"
Chinese 102 "Beginning Mandarin II"
Chinese 112 "Beginning Chinese Reading and Writing"
Chinese 201 "Intermediate Mandarin I"
Chinese 202 "Intermediate Mandarin II"
Chinese 301 "Advanced Mandarin I"
Chinese 302 "Advanced Mandarin II"
Chinese 345 "Chinese Culture"
Chinese 347 "Chinese Literature in Translation"
FDINT 202 "The Developing World"

Associate Lecturer, spring 1998
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures
Course Taught:
Reading section of Chinese literature survey course for Chinese majors

Associate Lecturer, spring 1997
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Engineering Professional Development
Course Taught:
Business Chinese (satellite-broadcast course for on and off-campus students)

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Academic Year 1994-95
University of Colorado at Boulder, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures
Course Taught:
Introduction to Traditional East Asian Civilizations (Recitation Section)

Chinese Language Instructor, January-September 1989
LDS Missionary Training Center

RESEARCH INTERESTS


Literary translation

Technology in pedagogy


Contemporary Chinese culture and society
Early Chinese historical exegesis
Shiji studies
Chinese poetry

Globalization and the Developing World

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

 "Toward Better Shiji Reading: Two Scholars' Efforts to Elucidate the Text" in CLEAR: Chinese Literature, Essays, Articles, Reviews vol. 30 (2008).

"The Integration of Technology and Collaborative Learning in the CFL Classroom" co-authored with Michael Paul, in Essays on Teaching Chinese to American Students, ed. by Cheng Aimin, Wayne Wenchao He, and Ling Mu. Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, 2007.

"The Ship of Curious Workmanship Sails to China: Term in Beijing for BYU-Idaho" in Perspective vol. 6 no. 2 (2006).


 

Co-author/translator. William H. Nienhauser, Jr., ed. Weiguo Cao, Scott W. Galer, William H. Nienhauser, Jr., and David Pankenier, trans. The Grand Scribe's Records, Volume 2, The Basic Annals of Han China. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2002.

Assistant Editor. William H. Nienhauser, Jr., ed. Charles Hartman, assoc. ed. and Scott Galer, asst. ed. The Indiana Companion to Traditional Chinese Literature, Volume 2. Bloomington: Indiana Univ. Press, 1998.

Translation. Chi Li. "Willow Waist." In Chairman Mao Would Not Be Amused: Fiction From Today's China, ed. Howard Goldblatt. New York: Grove Press, 1995.

Article review. "Electronic Media in the Foreign Language Classroom: A Fusion between Science and the Humanities," by Carol A. Herron and Michel A. Moos, Foreign Language Annals 26.4 (1993): 479-90, in The IALL Journal of Language Learning Technologies 27:2 (1994): 93-4.



CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

 

"The Integration of Technology and Collaborative Learning in the CFL Classroom," presented at the ACTFL 2007 Annual Meeting and Exposition, San Antonio, TX November 2007.

"The Integration of Technology and Collaborative Learning in the CFL Classroom," presented at the 6th International Conference on Chinese Language Pedagogy and the First International Conference on Teaching Chinese to American Students in Nanjing, PRC, August 2007.


 

Bilingual reading of Wei Wei's "A Foreign Land" at the annual meeting of the American Literary Translators Association, Seattle, Washington, October 2006

"Living the Dream: The Metropolitan Acme in Wei Wei's 'A Foreign Land'"
Paper presented at RMMLA Annual Conference, Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, October 2005

Panel Chair. Symposium in Honor of Professor Gary S. Williams on the Occasion of his Retirement, Provo, Utah, August 2004

Invited Participant. Workshop on Early Chinese History and Historiography
Madison, Wisconsin, August 2002

Panel Participant. "ASIANetwork College in Asia Program"
Annual Conference of ASIANetwork, Cleveland, Ohio, 2001

"Another Look at 'Xiao Jing benji': 'Exasperatingly Dull'. . . or Not?"
Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Branch of the American Oriental Society, Boulder, Colorado, October 1997

Invited Participant. Workshop on Early Chinese History and Historiography
Madison, Wisconsin, August 1997



PROFESSIONAL SERVICE


Managing Editor, January 2003-present
CLEAR: Chinese Literature, Essays, Articles, Reviews

 

Member at Large, The China Rural Education Foundation

2008 to present

 

Member, Board of Directors, The China Rural Education Foundation
August 2005-2008

Member BYU-Idaho International Studies Advisory Committee
August 1999-January 2005

Advisor to the BYU-Idaho Society for Asian Studies
August 1998-August 2004

"Introduction to the Chinese Language"
One-hour lecture delivered to approximately 250 Elderhostel participants
Rexburg, Idaho, July, 2000



PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS


Association for Asian Studies
Chinese Language Teachers Association
American Literary Translators Association