Dr. Myra Glenn

Professor of History

Dr. Myra C. Glenn

Professor of American History



I have a deep and abiding love for the discipline of history. The study of the past has nourished as well as educated me. It has made me an informed citizen by illuminating the major issues shaping world civilizations. It has also enabled me to understand the ways in which my society builds on earlier cultures but also differs from them. When I first began reading history as an adolescent in Brooklyn, it was a revelation, a discovery, of new worlds. The wonder and excitement of that moment has never left me. I strive in both my teaching and scholarship to convey that wonder to my students.