Wytheville Community College Names Dr. Teresa Galyean Professor Emeritus

Dr. Teresa Galyean was selected as the Professor Emeritus of Wytheville Community College for 2022. WCC began this recognition in 1984 to honor retired faculty for meritorious and significant contributions to the college.

Galyean earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 1983, a Master of Science in Psychology with a minor in Education in 1985, and an Education Specialist degree in School Psychology in 1986, from Radford University. Dr. Galyean received her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 2004.

Dr. Galyean served as Assistant Professor of Psychology from August 1996 to 2001, Associate Professor of Psychology from August 2001 to 2005, and Professor of Psychology from 2005 until her retirement in May 2018. During this time, she directed the Appalachian Summer Regional Governor’s Program (1997-2006). She was the co-director of Wytheville Community College’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) for the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) from 2005 - 2007 and then served as director from 2007- 2015. She participated in numerous standing college committees, including Curriculum, Distance Learning, Professional Development, Quality Enhancement Plan, and Threat Assessment. She also served on numerous Virginia Community Colleges committees in establishing articulation agreements and programs of studies for pre-service teacher education. In addition, Dr. Galyean served as the WCC faculty representative on the WCC Educational Foundation Board of Directors, and as a member of the Governor’s School Board. Dr. Galyean also sponsored the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. 

During Dr. Galyean’s tenure at WCC, she was recognized with numerous awards, including the WCC Improvement of Instruction Award, WCC Distinguished Service Award, WCC Distinguished Teaching Award, WCC Advancement of Instruction Award, VCCS Education in Excellence Award for Institutional Effectiveness, Chancellor Fellowship Award, and NISOD Excellence Award. 


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