College of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences, and Education
Associate Professor of Public Affairs
Dr. Rebecca Glazier is an associate professor in the School of Public Affairs. She showcases a commitment to researching and sharing her considerable knowledge about teaching and learning filtered through her prowess as a well-respected political science scholar.
Through comments from colleagues and students alike, it is clear that Dr. Glazier highly values pedagogy as an evolving field capable of addressing ever-changing student needs. Writing in support of Dr. Glazier’s nomination, Dr. Michelle Deardroff, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Service at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, had this to say about her: “Political Science as a discipline has not traditionally focused on our role in teaching, civic engagement, or in having a public impact. This has changed drastically over the last 10 years, and Dr. Glazier has been part of that change.”
When speaking about her teaching style, Dr. Glazier prioritizes her students in her classes and in her role as the director of the Little Rock Congregations Study. Among the multitude of evidence for her excellence in the classroom is the Student Government Association Faculty Appreciation Award in 2020 and the Faculty Member of the Year Award for 2016-2017. She also speaks on her research into becoming a more effective teacher in the online classroom: “In recent years, my pedagogy research efforts have yielded rewarding results, leading to nine peer-reviewed publications related to teaching, as well as a book with Johns Hopkins University Press.” In order to share her research with others, she has offered teaching advice to others in a variety of platforms since the onset of COVID-19, including through blog posts, recorded videos, and Twitter.
Glazier received a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California at Santa Barbara, a M.A. in political science from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and a B.A. in liberal studies from California State University Channel Islands.