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 is known for her research on religion and politics, as well as pedagogical research in higher education.
Glazier is noted and praised for the Little Rock Congregations Study (LRCS) she founded 11 years ago. The LRCS is a longitudinal study of religion with goals of improving the understanding of the impacts of faith based community engagement, get students out of the classroom and into the community to learn and give back, and to provide relevant and meaningful findings to the community. She has received over $30,000 in grants from community groups related to this study and two of her peer-reviewed articles have been co-authored with students she mentored through the study.
Glazier is also highly committed to the scholarship of teaching and learning how to improve teaching from students. She has published seven peer-reviewed articles and three book chapters on building rapport in the classroom. This has made her very influential in the pedagogical circles in higher education. Over the last five years, Glazier has published 20 peer reviewed articles, three book chapters, and one-solo authored book with several additional pieces of work on the way. Glazier productivity is truly exceptional at a metropolitan university, such as UA Little Rock.
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.