Meet Our Faculty /
Martha Gallagher Michael
"I strive to use the components of Universal Design for Learning in all courses, which includes presenting content in a variety of ways and modes, providing a variety of kinds of assessments, and being sure there is always high engagement for reciprocal learning to occur."
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Martha Gallagher Michael is a professor of Education and has taught at both Ohio Dominican University and Ursuline College, where she also received tenure and promotion to associate professor. From 1991-2000 She taught in public city schools in Columbus and in Minneapolis, MN, both High school and K-8. In Minneapolis she taught both art and special education.
She also was head of Fine Arts at Midland School in Los Olivos, CA. Before teaching she was a technical assistance provider for Helen Keller National Center in Sands Point, Long Island, N.Y. with 7 states in the country as her region of travel and has written many local, state, and federal grants.
She was the president of the Central Ohio Branch of the International Dyslexia Association, and continues to present locally, regionally and internationally on topics of co-teaching, using graphs for increasing motivation and meta-cognition, using BAFA BAFA simulation in the college classroom to teach intercultural awareness, and continues to study the effects of Capital Students' growth from tutoring youth at the Franklin Co. Juvenile Detention Facility, as well as documenting the academic and social gains of the youth. She is an advocate for students and persons who have dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia and Oral and Language LD, and believes very strongly in early intervention. Recently she began to teach Art pedagogy K-12 and as an art educator who received her BFA from Capital, is proud to return to where her art life began. She also holds the Homer and Isabelle Cotterman endowed chair in education for a distinguished professor in education, and resides in Columbus.