Biography"Practice putting yourselves in someone else's shoes and trying to think like they do. This will definitely help you understand others better, and in doing this, help you to better understand yourself."
After growing up in eastern Pennsylvania, Ed Gall pursued a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering at Wilkes University (Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania) and Clemson University (Clemson, South Carolina). Following his time at Clemson, Gall spent four years as a research technician at the University of Georgia's Savannah River Ecology Laboratory studying the movement of pollutants in soil and groundwater. He then moved to St. Louis to pursue another academic passion, theology, and completed a Master of Divinity degree at Covenant Theological Seminary. His first experience with teaching was at a community college, where he taught chemistry. Gall joined Ashford University in 2005 as an adjunct faculty member, teaching philosophy and religion courses both in the traditional program and in the online accelerated program. He became a full-time faculty member in the fall of 2006. When not involved with teaching religion, philosophy, and physics courses at Ashford, Gall spends his time involved with his church and also enjoys reading, walking, cooking, and attending Ashford athletic events. His advice for students: "First, practice putting yourselves in someone else's shoes and trying to think like they do. This will definitely help you understand others better, and in doing this, help you to better understand yourself. Second, to all my physics students, math isn't all that bad - it is a language that opens a door to a deeper understanding of the universe around you."