Dr. Gary Gallagher is the John L. Nau III Professor in the History of the American Civil War at the University of Virginia where he has taught since 1998. He has written and edited numerous books which have garnered him several awards. Most importantly, he has won several teaching awards including the Distinguished Teaching Professorship.
Emerson-Wier Symposium: The Emerson-Wier Liberal Arts Symposium was established in 2007 and is sponsored annually in the spring by the USAO Foundation. It was inspired by endowment funds created by OCW alumni Gladys Anderson Emerson and Nance Foules Wier. Continue Reading.
Giles Symposium: The Ray & Mary Giles Symposium on Citizenship and Public Service was also established in 2007 and is made possible each fall through endowment funds established by Nita Giles, daughter of Ray and Mary Giles, held at the USAO Foundation. Continue Reading.
Summer History Symposium: The summer History symposium began in 2012 and is scheduled to continue with Civil War themed addresses through 2015. Continue Reading.