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"China is one of those places where, once you get stuck on it--or it on you--it's not easy to detach. "
Orville Schell
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Scott W. Galer, Ph.D.


Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures


Scott 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 the 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.


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