Pierre Laclede Honors College

Nancy Gleason


Nancy GleasonSince the early 1970's, Nancy Gleason hasn't strayed too far from the UMSL. Born and raised in St. Louis, Nancy attended first St. Louis University for two years and transferred to UMSL where she earned her undergraduate degree. She taught high school for six years before starting her family. By 1983, Nancy missed the classroom and returned to UMSL to do graduate work in English. While earning her M.A., she enjoyed being a Teaching Assistant for the English Department. Once she earned her M.A., she began work at UM-St. Louis as a full-time Lecturer in English. At home in the classroom and in her office working with students, Nancy won Lecturer of the Year in the College of Arts and Sciences in l993, and in 1999 she was awarded the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching. That same year, she became Director of Writing for the Pierre Laclede Honors College, a position she enjoys very much. In August 2004, Nancy added the responsibilites of Assistant Dean of the Honors College to her duties as writing director. In September 2005, Nancy was appointed Associate Dean of the college and will continue to serve as Director of Writing. Though she is busy with her duties at the college, she enjoys the work and the wonderful students. Outside of her work at the Honors College at UMSL, Nancy loves time at home with her family and community work at her church.