Frank Gallagher is Vice President of Education of the Cable Impacts Foundation, the non-profit foundation of the cable telecommunications industry. He is a specialist in the areas of media and information literacy, internet safety, digital citizenship, and the impact of media on children and speaks frequently on those topics. He is the recipient of a 2011 Family Online Safety Institute Award for Outstanding Achievement. Mr. Gallagher is responsible for the strategic direction and management of Cable Impacts' education projects. Previously, he was executive director of Cable in the Classroom and was a consulting editor to its publications, Cable in the Classroom Magazine and Threshold.
Mr. Gallagher is the immediate past chair and member of the executive committee of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills and has previously served on the board of directors of National PTA. He also serves on the Board of the National Coalition for Technology in Education and Training (NCTET), the National Forum on Information Literacy, the national advisory board for the Internet Keep Safe Coalition and on the Washington, DC, advisory board of Common Sense Media, and is an advisor to the Communications Commission of California PTA.
Prior to joining Cable in the Classroom in 1995, Mr. Gallagher was an educator and taught in a Maryland middle school. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona and received a master's degree in Instructional Systems Design from the University of Maryland.