Michelle Galey is a scholarly assistant professor and comes to us from a remarkable career focused on student development and success. After over 20 years serving in both the public and private sector as a marketing and communications professional, Michelle moved to developing student skills as a tenured instructor and division chair for North Idaho College’s College Skills’ Division. From there, she moved to Eastern Washington University, where she served as the director of the Program Leading to University Success (PLUS) at Eastern Washington University. In that role, she ensured that students from all backgrounds and all levels received the support they needed and wanted to achieve their goals for both academic and professional success. She also served as a lecturer for Murrow during her time at EWU.

Michelle has experience on both the client side and the agency side of the business and has experience in non-profit, corporate, and higher ed. Companies and institutions she has worked with include the Spokane Symphony, Zak Designs, Barnes and Noble, WSU Spokane, WSU College of Nursing, Eastern Washington University, University of Idaho, Inland Northwest Health Services (INHS), Ambassador Programs, Inc., Washington Trust Bank, and Mountain Gear.

Michelle has been teaching since 2004 and has taught marketing, PR, and communication courses at WSU, Spokane Community College, Whitworth University, Eastern Washington University, and North Idaho College. She received her Master of Science in Communications from Eastern Washington University and bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Marketing from Montana State University.