Robert B. Galin

Associate Professor

Robert B. Galin

Contact Information:

Email: rgalin@unm.edu
Phone: 505-726-6313
Division / Department: Arts and Sciences

It's always exciting to learn about new places and meet new people. Whether traveling near or far, the activity itself allows me to indulge in various passions, from writing and photography to hearing new types of music and literature, to debating ideas, and the like.

As Mark Twain wrote: "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime."

  • MAW, University of San Francisco, 1989, Writing;
  • BA, Regent's College-University of the State of New York, 1984, Liberal Studies/Journalism.
  • Engl. 110, Engl. 120, CJ 110, CJ 130, CJ 171L
  • Over 25 different courses, including: Composition I, Exposition; Composition II, Analysis and Argument; Basic Composition; Developmental English I; Intro to Mass Communication; Writing for the (News) Media; The Study of Literature; The Fantastic in Literature (Honors); Masterpieces of Literature; Short Story Appreciation; Technical and Professional Writing; Technical Communications; Business Communications; Public Speaking; Interpersonal Communication; College Preparatory Reading; Intro to Criminal Justice; Criminal Justice-Penology; Criminal Justice-Criminal Investigation; Criminal Justice-Report Writing; Criminal Justice-Professional CPR/First Aid; Professional Copyediting (UC Berkeley); Magazine Article Writing; Fiction Writing for Publication.
  • "How Popular Culture Colors Images of Native Americans: Children's Literature 1700 to the Present," The Edwin Mellen Press, tentative publication date: late 2015
  • "Sojourner" poem, Excelsior ReView, April 2015;
  • "What do Writers See When they Look Inward," creative non-fiction, Excelsior ReView, April 2015.
  • "All Writing is Persuasive," creative non-fiction, Excelsior ReView, June 2014
  • 2013 - "On Stage" poem, The Excelsior ReView, Issue 3, Excelsior College.
  • 2013 - "Elegy" poem - The Excelsior ReView, Issue 2, Excelsior College.
  • 2012 - "Ancient One" poem - The Excelsior ReView, Issue 1, Excelsior College.
  • 2013 - "Good Day for Bad Luck" article - The Excelsior ReView, Issue 3, Excelsior College.
  • 2013 - "The Right Word" - The Gallup Post.
  • 2013 - "Better Writing Through Observation" - The Gallup Post.
  • 2013 - "English ain't dead yet" - The Gallup Post.
  • 2012-2013 - Nearly 100 articles in regional newspapers.
  • 2007 - "Still, Some Colleges Do Stress Customer Service" - Community College Humanist.
  • 2006 - "Literature is more than just a bunch of old, dead, white guys" - Southwest Educator.
  • 2006 - "A perfect learning environment?" - Southwest Educator.
  • 2006 - "Getting past word junk" - Southwest Educator.
  • 2006 - "Using literary criticism across the curriculum" - Community College Humanist.
  • 2006 - "Teaching a multicultural clientele" - Southwest Educator.
  • 2006 - "Role of the community college and the nature of its students" - Southwest Educator.
  • 1994 - Paper Marketing and Distribution Trends (editor/contributor) - Miller Freeman Inc.
  • 1992 - Issues in Paper Distribution (editor/contributor) - Miller Freeman Inc.
  • 1991 - Paper Recycling (contributor) - Miller Freeman Inc.
  • 1989, 1990, 1991 & 1993 - North American Pulp & Paper Factbook (co-editor/contributor) - Miller Freeman Inc.
  • 1989 - Elegies - University of San Francisco Library.
  • 1989 - Elegies - University of San Francisco Library
  • 1997-Current - Articles and news reports in newspapers, magazines, newsletters, public radio, etc. Credits include Associated Press, The Denver Post, the Rocky Mountain News, Adweek Magazine, KPFK-FM - Los Angeles, and KVCM-AM - Los Angeles, among others.
  • Invited Speaker: Oxford Round Table, Oxford University, 2014 and 2015
  • Invited speaker, Southwest Popular Culture/American Popular Culture Annual Conference, 2014 and 2015.
  • Judge: NCTE Normal Mailer High School and College Writing Awards, 2015.
  • 2014 - Co-winner of First Place for Beat Reporting (2013 publishing year) from the Colorado Associated Press Editors & Reporters (CAPER).
  • 2013-2014 - Artist (Writer)-in-Residence, Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado.
  • 2014 - National Judge, National Council of Teachers of English Norman Mailer High School and College Writing Awards.
  • 2014 - Judge, NCTE Convention Program general audience submitted proposals.
  • 2013 - Judge, North American Association for Environmental Education Environmental Education Service Awards
  • 2012 - Judge - 2012 Press Club of Long Island Media Awards Competition
  • 2010 - Judge, North American Association for Environmental Education Environmental Education Service Awards
  • 2009 - Judge, North American Association for Environmental Education Environmental Education Service Awards
  • 2009 - Judge, North American Association for Environmental Education Environmental Justice Awards
  • 2009 - Reviewer, North American Association for Environmental Education Environmental Education Conference Presentation Proposals
  • 2006-2007 - Editor, The Community College Humanist, tri-annual newsletter
  • 2011-2013 - Board Member, Society of Professional Journalists Rio Grande Chapter and Session Organizer/Chair-Moderator - Modernizing Journalism Education, SPJ Region 9 Annual Conference
  • 2007 - American Red Cross - Certificate of Appreciation for teaching
  • 2007-2008 - Smoking River Pow Wow - Volunteer Organizing Committee Member and Editor.
  • 1997 - U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary - Certificate of Appreciation, Certificate of Achievement - Instructor.
  • 1995 - U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary - Secretary's (of Transportation) Outstanding Unit Award.
  • 1990s - Christmas in April - Planning Committee - (cleanup, home repair for low-income, elderly).
  • 1990s - Innovative Housing - Citizen's Advisory Board Member, San Francisco - housing societal re-entry programs for formerly incarcerated, and/or substance-rehabilitated women.
  • 1990s - Board Member and Program Chair - Society of Professional Journalists Northern California Chapter