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Gallagher Receives Recognition for Her Irish Education Work
2/27/2015

Lori Gallagher, J.D., director of the William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies, was recognized among the 2014 Irish Education 100 by Irish Voice, an Irish American newspaper and Irish America magazine. The award recognizes educators at top universities and institutions across the nation who promote Irish and Catholic success in education.

The William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies has been recognized three times as one of the Top 10 Irish Studies programs in the nation by Irish Voice newspaper.

This award is Gallagher’s fourth time receiving recognition for the work she has done at the University of St. Thomas. She said the award gives credit to the Center’s continued dedication to being a diverse, interdisciplinary academic program.

“Our success is measured by fulfilling our missions of preserving Irish heritage and culture and promoting peace and reconciliation through the courses we teach, both on campus and in Ireland and Northern Ireland, and through our community cultural outreach program,” Gallagher said.

Gallagher has been the director of the Center since its creation in spring 2003. A few of her areas of expertise are Irish and Northern Irish history, politics, law and culture; the Northern Ireland conflict and peace; and historical and political perspectives on Irish law and culture.

“Our University and Irish Studies program rank high among many other Irish Studies programs that have been in existence for generations,” Gallagher said. “I am very proud of our Center’s accomplishments.  I look forward to continuing to strengthen the Center in the years to come and to touch the lives of many more students through teaching in Houston and on study abroad.”

In addition to being the director of the Center, Gallagher is a lecturer in Irish Studies.  Before coming to UST, she practiced law for 18 years at Andrews Kurth LLP, a large, international law firm in Houston, where she served as the chair of the civil appellate section and a partner.

Her previous acknowledgements include the 2009 Global Irish Education 100 and the 2009 Irish Education 100 by Irish America magazine, the 2009 Irish American Leaders of Texas Award by Irish Echo newspaper, as well as the 2008 Irish Legal 100 by Irish America magazine and Irish Voice newspaper. She also was selected as one of the honorees for the Mayor’s Gala for the 2009 Houston International Festival featuring Ireland, and she served as the Grand Marshal for the 2011 Houston St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Gallagher earned undergraduate degrees in English and journalism and a law degree from the University of New Mexico. She also earned a postgraduate degree in Irish Literature from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, on a Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship.

By Elaine Rivera



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