As dean, he aims to work with faculty colleagues and Arts and Sciences staff to improve faculty governance; to update and refresh the curriculum; to support the new facilities being designed and built; to fulfill the school's commitment to the diversification of the faculty, staff, and student body; and to enhance the research profile of the school through new faculty hires and support of the outstanding scholars and researchers already on staff.
Professor Glaser also co-chaired the strategic planning process for the school with Professor Vickie Sullivan and will guide the implementation of the recently published strategic plan.
Dean Glaser received his BA from Stanford University and his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. He is the co-author (with Timothy J. Ryan) of Changing Minds, if Not Hearts: Political Remedies to Racial Issues (2013, University of Pennsylvania Press). His previous books, The Hand of the Past in Contemporary Southern Politics (2005, Yale University Press) and Race, Campaign Politics, and the Realignment in the South (1996, Yale University Press), each received the Southern Political Science Association's V.O. Key Prize awarded to the year's best book on southern politics.