Meet Bill Gallagher-Faculty Member for Skilled Trades at Penn Foster

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Bill Gallagher

Instructor, Skilled Trades

A.S. Electrical Engineering Technology, Penn Foster College
A.S. Business Management, Penn Foster College
FCC General Radiotelegraph License
FCC Amateur Radio Extra Class License
EPA Refrigeration Certification
Federal Firearms License
Member of the International Society of Certified Electronics Technicians
Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society

Bill Gallagher faculty

Bill Gallagher has been an instructor for Penn Foster for the past 17 years. Before his work as an educator in the online environment, he spent time working with students in the classroom in electronics, technology, and computer repair courses. Mr. Gallagher also worked as a television and radio engineer, a camera operator, and a radio frequency technician for a number of years. Hoping to broaden his range of knowledge in the field, he is currently working towards his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management.

What is an accomplishment that you’re proud of?
I have been fortunate enough to meet many of my goals throughout the years. I’ve raced cars, flown and jumped out of airplanes, spent time as a professional musician and audio technician, and travelled all over. I’ve slowed down quite a bit now, but I’m always looking to try a new adventure!

What is one piece of advice you’d like to give students?
Don’t be afraid of hard work and don’t ever be afraid to call your instructor with a question! We are here to help you understand any concept that you are struggling to grasp. We are here for you!

What are some of your goals?
Professionally, I spend a lot of time keeping up-to-date with technology and honing my skills in a broad range of disciplines. I hope to continue to do so.

What are some of your interests?
I enjoy tinkering around my workbench. I often find myself taking things apart and putting them back together, anything from electronics and firearms to jewelry and fine-scale models.

What made you decide to be an educator at Penn Foster?
Before joining the Penn Foster family, I taught as a substitute at several technical schools, and realized that I really enjoyed it and would love to pursue education as a profession.


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