A Full Professor in the Department of Communication, at NC State University, Dr. Gallagher teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in visual and material rhetoric, rhetorical theory and criticism, communication ethics, and organizational communication and consulting. Dr. Gallagher's primary area of publication and scholarship is rhetorical criticism, particularly of civil rights-related discourse, commemorative sites (museums and memorials), visual and material culture, and public art. She is the principle investigator of the award winning Virtual Martin Luther King project, a digital humanities project funded and supported by the North Carolina Humanities Council, the college research office, and the NC State Libraries.

Works (45)

Updated: July 24th, 2023 05:00

2023 journal article

Crafting a technology of recovery: the story of the Virtual Martin Luther King Project

COMMUNICATION AND CRITICAL-CULTURAL STUDIES, 20(2), 200โ€“206.

By: V. Gallagher nโ€‰ & M. Renner*

co-author countries: United States of America ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
author keywords: Technology of recovery; digital humanities; kairos; community engagement; immersive experience; transmedia
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: June 26, 2023

2022 journal article

Of Sound, Bodies, and Immersive Experience: Sonic Rhetoric and its Affordances in The Virtual Martin Luther King Project

Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric. https://enculturation.net/Sound_Bodies_ImmersiveExperience

By: V. Gallagherโ€‰, C. Tomlinson & C. Rosenfeld

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: July 22, 2023

2021 chapter

vMLK 9-12 History Lesson Plan

In EDSITEment: The Best of the Humanities on the Web. National Endowment for the Humanities.

By: V. Gallagherโ€‰, E. Nelson, C. Rosenfeld & M. Friedman

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: July 22, 2023

2021 chapter

vMLK 9-12 Language Arts Lesson Plan

In EDSITEment: The Best of the Humanities on the Web. National Endowment for the Humanities.

By: V. Gallagherโ€‰, E. Nelson, C. Rosenfeld & M. Friedman

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: July 22, 2023

2020 journal article

Crafting A Necessary Space: The Virtual MLK Project

A Digital Project Handbook, 8.

By: V. Gallagher*โ€‰, M. Renner & D. Ham

Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: July 12, 2023

2020 chapter book

FROM โ€œDEAD WRONGโ€ TO CIVIL RIGHTS HISTORY:

By: V. Gallagher*โ€‰, K. Zagacki & J. Swift

Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: July 19, 2023

2020 journal article

Painting publics: Transnational legal graffiti scenes as spaces for encounter, by Caitlin Frances Bruce

Argumentation and Advocacy, 57(2), 140โ€“142.

By: V. Gallagher nโ€‰ & M. Renner*

co-author countries: United States of America ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, Crossref
Added: October 18, 2021

2020 journal article

Public address as embodied experience: using digital technologies to enhance communicative and civic engagement in the communication classroom

Communication Education, 69(3), 281โ€“299.

By: V. Gallagher nโ€‰, M. Renner n & R. Glover-Rijkse nโ€‰

co-author countries: United States of America ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
author keywords: public speaking; communication pedagogy; education; situated learning; situated embodiment; digital humanities
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, Crossref
Added: April 20, 2020

2020 journal article

Unearthing deep roots: tapping rhetoricโ€™s generative power to improve community and urban development projects

Review of Communication.

By: D. Handley*, V. Gallagher nโ€‰, D. DeVastoโ€‰*, M. Mascarenhas & R. Gittens*

co-author countries: United States of America ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Source: ORCID
Added: July 10, 2023

2019 journal article

Race and Visibility: How and Why Visual Images of Black Lives Matter

VISUAL COMMUNICATION QUARTERLY, 26(4), 195โ€“207.

By: C. Edringtonโ€‰* & V. Gallagher*โ€‰

co-author countries: Norway ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: April 20, 2020

2018 journal article

Genre: Permanence and Change

Rhetoric Society Quarterly, 48(3), 269โ€“277.

By: C. Miller*โ€‰, A. Devitt & V. Gallagher*โ€‰

author keywords: multidimensionality; multidisciplinarity; multimethodology; multimodality; Rhetorical Genre Studies
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, Crossref
Added: August 6, 2018

2018 journal article

Improving SET Response Rates: Synchronous Online Administration as a Tool to Improve Evaluation Quality

RESEARCH IN HIGHER EDUCATION, 59(6), 812โ€“823.

By: T. Standish n, J. Joines nโ€‰, K. Young n & V. Gallagher nโ€‰

co-author countries: United States of America ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
author keywords: Student evaluation of teaching; SET; Leverage salience theory; Survey; Response rate
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: October 19, 2018

2018 journal article

Paradoxes, Perils, and Promises: Communication and Higher Education in the 21st Century

SOUTHERN COMMUNICATION JOURNAL, 83(4), 209โ€“214.

By: V. Gallagher*โ€‰

author keywords: Communication; ethics; higher education; rhetoric; well-being
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: October 16, 2018

2018 journal article

Student evaluations of teaching: the impact of faculty procedures on response rates

Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 44(1), 37โ€“49.

By: K. Youngโ€‰ n, J. Joines nโ€‰, T. Standish n & V. Gallagher nโ€‰

co-author countries: United States of America ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
author keywords: Response rates; course evaluation; teacher influence; higher education
Sources: ORCID, Crossref
Added: December 6, 2018

2016 chapter book

Collected Debris of Public Memory: Commemorative Genres and the Mediation of the Past

By: V. Gallagher nโ€‰ & J. Kalin*

co-author countries: United States of America ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: July 19, 2023

2014 chapter

From โ€œconflictโ€ to โ€œConstitutional questionโ€: Transformations in early American public discourse

In D. Zarefsky (Ed.), Political Argumentation in the United States: Historical and contemporary studies (pp. 11โ€“30).

By: D. Zarefsky & V. Gallagherโ€‰

Ed(s): D. Zarefsky

Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: July 22, 2023

2014 chapter

Martin Luther King, theย Americanย Dream,ย and Vietnam: A collision of rhetorical trajectories

In D. Zarefsky (Ed.), Political Argumentation in the United States: Historical and contemporary studies (pp. 347โ€“364).

By: G. Dionisopolous, V. Gallagherโ€‰, S. Goldzwig & D. Zarefsky

Ed(s): D. Zarefsky

Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: July 22, 2023

2013 book

Communicative Cities in the 21st Century

Ed(s): M. Matsaganis, V. Gallagher*โ€‰ & S. Drucker

Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: July 22, 2023

2013 chapter

Communicative Spaces and Rhetorical Enactments: How and Why Urban Parks Enhance (or Fail to Enhance) Public Life

In M. Matsaganis, V. J. Gallagher, & S. Drucker (Eds.), Communicative Cities in the 21st Century: Urban Communication Reader III. London: Peter Lang.

By: V. Gallagherโ€‰, K. Zagacki & K. Martin

Ed(s): M. Matsaganis, V. Gallagherโ€‰ & S. Drucker

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: July 22, 2023

2013 journal article

You Make it Amazing: The Rhetoric of Art and Urban Regeneration in the Case ofThe Public

Journal of Visual Literacy, 32(1), 51โ€“72.

By: K. Norris Martin & V. Gallagher nโ€‰

co-author countries: United States of America ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: January 5, 2021

2012 chapter

Materiality and Urban Communication: The Rhetoric of Communicative Spaces

In J. Packer & S. Wiley (Eds.), Communication Matters: Materialist Approaches to Media, Mobility, and Networks. Oxford: Routledge.

By: V. Gallagherโ€‰, K. Zagacki & K. Martin

Ed(s): J. Packer & S. Wiley

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: July 22, 2023

2012 chapter

Memory and Reconciliation at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

In B. Ott & G. Dickinson (Eds.), The Routledge Reader in Rhetorical Criticism. London: Routledge.

By: V. Gallagherโ€‰

Ed(s): B. Ott & G. Dickinson

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: July 22, 2023

2011 journal article

Visual Wellbeing: Intersections of Rhetorical Theory and Design

DESIGN ISSUES, 27(2), 27โ€“40.

By: V. Gallagher nโ€‰, K. Martin n & M. Ma*

co-author countries: China ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ United States of America ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2010 journal article

A Review of: โ€œLester C. Olson, Cara A. Finnegan, & Diane S. Hope (Eds.), Visual Rhetoric: A Reader in Communication and American Culture.โ€

A Review of: โ€œLester C. Olson, Cara A. Finnegan, & Diane S. Hope (Eds.), Visual Rhetoric: A Reader in Communication and American Culture.โ€ Southern Communication Journal, 75(5), 547โ€“551.

By: V. Gallagher nโ€‰ & K. Martinโ€‰ n

co-author countries: United States of America ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: August 28, 2020

2010 chapter

Sparring with Public Memory: The Rhetorical Embodiment of Race, Power, and Conflict in the Monument to Joe Louis

In G. Dickinson, C. Blair, & B. Ott (Eds.), Places of Public Memory: The Rhetoric of Museums and Memorial. Tuscaloosa, Alabama: University of Alabama Press.

By: V. Gallagherโ€‰ & M. LaWare

Ed(s): G. Dickinson, C. Blair & B. Ott

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: July 22, 2023

2009 journal article

Rhetoric and Materiality in the Museum Park at the North Carolina Museum of Art

QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF SPEECH, 95(2), 171โ€“191.

By: K. Zagacki* & V. Gallagher*โ€‰

co-author countries: Norway ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด
author keywords: Material Rhetoric; Spaces of Attention; Multi-Modal Experience; Environmental Sculpture; Landscape Design
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2007 chapter

The power of agency: Urban communication and the rhetoric of public art

In S. J. D. G. Burd & G. Gumpert (Eds.), Urban communication reader (p. 159+). Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.

By: M. LaWare & V. Gallagherโ€‰

Ed(s): S. G. Burd & G. Gumpert

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2007 journal article

Visibility and Rhetoric: Epiphanies and Transformations in the Life Photographs of the Selma Marches of 1965

Rhetoric Society Quarterly, 37(2), 113โ€“135.

By: V. Gallagher nโ€‰ & K. Zagacki n

co-author countries: United States of America ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID, Crossref
Added: August 6, 2018

2006 chapter

Displaying race: Cultural projection and public memory

In Rhetorics of display (p. 177+). Columbia: University of South Carolina Press.

By: V. Gallagherโ€‰

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2005 journal article

Visibility and rhetoric: The power of visual images in Norman Rockwell's depictions of civil rights

QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF SPEECH, 91(2), 175โ€“200.

By: V. Gallagher*โ€‰ & K. Zagacki*

co-author countries: Norway ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด
author keywords: visual rhetoric; Norman Rockwell; visibility; civil rights
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2004 chapter

Memory as social action: Cultural projection and generic form in civil rights memorials communities

In P. A. Sullivan & S. R. Goldzwig (Eds.), New Approaches to Rhetoric (p. 149+).

By: V. Gallagher*โ€‰

Ed(s): P. Sullivan & S. Goldzwig

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2003 chapter

Integrated approaches to teaching rhetoric: Unifying a divided house

In J. Petraglia & D. Bahri (Eds.), The realms of rhetoric: The prospects for rhetoric education (pp. 209โ€“228). Albany: State University of New York Press.

By: C. Millerโ€‰, M. Carter & V. Gallagherโ€‰

Ed(s): . J. Petraglia & D. Bahri

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2001 journal article

Black power in Berkeley: Postmodern constructions in the rhetoric of Stokely Carmichael

Quarterly Journal of Speech, (May), 144โ€“157.

By: V. Gallagher nโ€‰

co-author countries: United States of America ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2000 journal article

Cooperative learning in chemical engineering workgroups: Dynamics of peer teaching and learning

Journal of Engineering Education, (July).

By: C. Haller, V. Gallagherโ€‰, T. Weldon & R. Felder

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2000 journal article

Dynamics of peer interaction in cooperative learning workgroups

Journal of Engineering Education, 89(3), 285โ€“293.

By: C. Haller n, V. Gallagher nโ€‰, T. Weldon n & R. Felder n

co-author countries: United States of America ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

1999 conference paper

Dynamics of peer interactions in cooperative learning

1999 ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings, ASEE, June 1999. Washington, D.C.: American Society for Engineering Education.

By: C. Haller, V. Gallagherโ€‰, T. Weldon & R. Felder

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

1999 journal article

Reconciliation and amnesia in the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

Rhetoric & Public Affairs, 2, 303โ€“320.

By: V. Gallagher*โ€‰

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

1997 journal article

University repositioning: A review of four cases

Journal of College Admissions, 154(1997 Winter), 12โ€“17.

By: V. Gallagherโ€‰

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

1996 chapter

Instructor's resource manual and test item file

In Public speaking: Strategies for success. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn and Bacon.

By: M. Beal, V. Gallagherโ€‰ & L. Williams

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

1995 journal article

Remembering together?: Rhetorical integration and the case of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

Southern Communication Journal, 60, 109โ€“119.

By: V. Gallagher nโ€‰

co-author countries: United States of America ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

1995 chapter

Teaching annotations

In Public speaking: Strategies for success. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn and Bacon.

By: V. Gallagherโ€‰

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

1992 journal article

Ethical considerations in college admissions practices: A proposal for dialogic involvement

Journal of College Admissions, 137, 9โ€“12.

By: V. Gallagherโ€‰

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

1992 journal article

Martin Luther King, the American dream and Vietnam: A collision of rhetorical trajectories

Western Journal of Communication, 56, 91โ€“107.

By: G. Dionisopolous, V. Gallagher nโ€‰, S. Goldzwig* & D. Zarefsky

co-author countries: United States of America ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

1990 journal article

FROM CONFLICT TO CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTION - TRANSFORMATIONS IN EARLY AMERICAN PUBLIC DISCOURSE

QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF SPEECH, 76(3), 247โ€“261.

By: D. Zarefsky & V. Gallagher nโ€‰

co-author countries: United States of America ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

1990 chapter

The role of the TA in the interactive classroom

In Preparing the Professoriate of Tomorrow to Teach: Selected Readings in TA Training. Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt Publishing.

By: V. Gallagherโ€‰

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

Employment

Updated: March 22nd, 2018 17:06

1990 - present

North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC, US
Professor Communication

Education

Updated: March 22nd, 2018 17:05

1986 - 1990

Northwestern University Evanston, IL, US
Master of Arts, 1989, Doctor of Philosophy, 1990 Communication Studies

1979 - 1983

Michigan State University East Lansing, MI, US
Bachelor of Arts Communication

Funding History

Funding history based on the linked ORCID record. Updated: April 22nd, 2023 11:52

grant July 1, 2021 - June 1, 2023
Expanding a Necessary Space: Extending the Virtual Martin Luther King Project's Digital Scholarship, Pedagogy and Community Engagement
American Council of Learned Societies
grant March 1, 2019 - March 31, 2021
The Virtual Martin Luther King Project: Producing Digital Experiences and Recovering Civil Rights History
National Endowment for the Humanities