Bill Gahan, English department chair and Faculty Trustee at Rockford University, is a native of Madrid, Spain, where he lived until he was 20.
He also lived in Germany, Seattle, Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara, where he earned a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of California.
He has published on Shakespeare and early modern English writing and culture; Spanish painting; and Latin American and U.S. poets.
He has received teaching awards from UCSB and Rockford University.
Besides spending time with family and friends, he loves fly fishing, motorcycling, and travel.