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106 Michael W Galbraith

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106 Michael W. Galbraith






Personal Data

 Date of Birth- January 6, 1949

Date of Death- January 18, 2014 


Married to T.J. Galbraith (Divorced)

One son John M. Galbraith 

Life partner Dr. Melanie S. Jones 



B.A. in Social Studies Education, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio

M.A.E in Education, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio

EdD Adult Education, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK



Galbraith has been a professor of leadership studies in the Graduate School of Education and Professional Development at Marshall University Graduate College in South Charleston, West Virginia, since 2001. Before that, he was on the faculty at Florida Atlantic University, Temple University, and University of Missouri-Columbia. 


Awards and Honors

Inducted into the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame (2011)


Membership-Professional Organizations

Galbraith has engaged in various leadership roles in the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE), including sitting on the board of directors, as well as chairing various units and committees. From 1987 to 1998, he was presented the AAACE Membership Award for recruiting the most individuals into the association.

He has also been recognized by several state professional associations and presented the Outstanding Adult Educator Award from the Pennsylvania Association for Adult Continuing Education and the Missouri Association for Adult, Continuing, and Community Education. 



Served on various international and national refereed journal editorial boards such as Adult Education Quarterly, Educational Gerontology, Adult Learning, and Mentoring and Tutoring.

Adult Learning Methods: A Guide for Effective Instruction

Administering Successful Programs for Adults (Co-authored)

Facilitating Adult Learning: A Transactional Proces

College Teaching: Developing Perspective Through Dialogue

Mentoring: New Strategies and Challenges

Education in the Rural American Community: A Lifelong Process

Education Through Community Organizations

Administering Successful Programs for Adults : Promoting Excellence in Adult, Community, and Continuing Education (co-authored) 

He is also founder and editor-in-chief of the book series “ Professional Practices in Adult Education and Human Resource Development”.


Professional Interest Areas

He has written extensively on adult learning in the rural community. He advocates blending services and organizations to provided continuous learning opportunities for adults.

Galbraith has also served on several panels for both the UPCEA and MPAEA in 2011 and 2008. 


Major Contributions to Adult Education

Founder and editor of major series of adult education books through Professional Practices in Adult Education and Human Resource Development.


 Interesting Facts 

Taught or consulted with various international groups from Thailand, Belize, Haiti, Jordan, Canada, Germany, and Ethiopia, all of which came as a result of his scholarly writings.

Dr. Galbraith has written a brief guide to writing manuscripts using APA style. That resource is available at HTTP://www.Marshal.edu.coopdoc/APA.html














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