Rarely can one find a professor with such a wide and profound knowledge of the fields and disciplines that relate to applying digital technology to development of cultural archives. Professor Patricia K. Galloway, of the iSchool at the University of Texas (UT) at Austin, takes these achievements several levels higher with her record of original and broad scholarship; her many contributions to research and new knowledge in her practice and belief system of cultural archives and historiography; and the roster of current and former students she has led, instructed, and greatly inspired. Together, these achievements moved the judges to name her the winner of the 2015 Library Journal/ALISE Excellence in Teaching Award, sponsored by Rowman & Littlefield.
Galloway’s teaching reaches far beyond her classroom. She is and has been an adviser, committee chair and member, mentor, and close friend to those she has taught. She has used her vast experience in administering, managing, and leading projects for institutions and states to enrich her sessions with real experience that offers vision few teachers can match.