Determined to fully appreciate the experience of being a Roman soldier stationed at the edge of the world, Glenn once hiked the length of Hadrian’s Wall during a hurricane. Glenn earned his undergraduate degree in history from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he discovered his love of Latin. After college he earned an MA in Classics at the University of Colorado, and then continued to Princeton where his doctoral dissertation in medieval history reconsiders the Fall of the Roman Empire by examining contemporary poems, sermons, and saints’ lives. During his time at Princeton, Glenn has been a visiting scholar at the University of Oxford’s Centre for Late Antiquity, a visiting researcher at the University of Leeds, and a research fellow at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies.
Glenn has been teaching in one capacity or another for most of his life, beginning with his training as a high school teacher in Chicago. For several years following college Glenn taught history, geography, and humanities courses for intelligence analysts at the National Security Agency. He has been an assistant instructor in Classics and History at the University of Tennessee and Princeton University, covering the breadth of pre-modern world and western history, as well as courses on modern world history. Glenn currently serves as a Psi Iota teaching fellow at Rowan University and as a graduate fellow and writing tutor at the Princeton University Writing Center.
In his spare time, you can find Glenn writing fiction, climbing mountains, or, more likely, both.