W. Galer began teaching Mandarin Chinese language and Chinese
literature and culture at BYU-Idaho in 1998. He earned BA and MA
degrees in Chinese at Brigham Young University (1992) and the
University of Colorado at Boulder (1995), and a Ph.D. (Chinese) at the
University of Wisconsin-Madison (2003). Dr. Galer served a mission for
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Taichung, Taiwan and has
worked, studied, and traveled broadly in the PRC. He has served as a
director on the board of the China Rural Education Foundation and currently serves as a member at large.
When not teaching or studying, Galer enjoys spending time with his
family, reading, cycling, making photographs, and traveling.