Steve Glazer PhD
Professor of History
Steve Glazer, PhD, is Professor of History, CLAS, Div. of Social Science, Department of
History/Political Science. He earned his BA from Union College, a small liberal arts college in
Schenectady, New York. His graduate work in Middle Eastern History, both MA and PhD, were
completed at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Dr. Glazer was a book review editor
for the Middle East Journal while in Washington, DC, as well. After completing his doctorate, Dr.
Glazer taught at both Georgetown University and George Mason University (Fairfax, Virginia),
before coming to Graceland in 1996. As part of his PhD work, he lived and researched for
approximately 18 months in Israel, during which time he visited the West Bank (Palestine),
Jordan, Cyprus and Egypt.
2017 marks Dr. Glazer’s 22nd year teaching at Graceland University, and in 2002, he was
presented with the Alumni Excellence in Teaching Award (“Teacher of the Year”). He currently
serves as department coordinator for both the History and International Studies majors, where
he teaches World History, Middle Eastern History, Latin American History, and, since
fall 2016, a new course, History of the African Diaspora.
When roaming the halls of campus, you will know you have found his office when you see the many pictures of cats on his door. It is true that he will make efforts to connect History to Cats in just about every class he teaches. Contrary to persistent rumors however, drawing a cat on an exam will be appreciated, but will not earn the student any extra points.