About Dean Glazer

Dean Glazer on treadmill desk

At UC College of Nursing, we strive to be innovative, challenge norms, strive for excellence and have fun while we are at it. At the heart of this, you’ll find a leader who embraces these same ideals – Dean Greer Glazer.

Whether she is walking off miles at her treadmill desk, encouraging students and co-workers to take the stairs, or dressing up as a princess for the Homecoming float, Dean Glazer is passionate about leading the college to be a unique partner in improving health care locally and globally.

Here’s a synopsis of her accomplishments and interests:

Greer Glazer, RN, CNP, PhD, FAAN is dean of the College of Nursing and associate vice president for Health Affairs at the University of Cincinnati. A nationally recognized leader in nursing education, Dr. Glazer has spearheaded the development and implementation of a strategic map aimed to position UC as a leader in the transformation of health care. She has a strong history of developing community, national and international partnerships and securing federal funding for nursing research, scholarship and program implementation. She continues this work in her leadership role at UC.

Previously led initiatives include her partnerships with Dana Farber-Harvard Cancer Center to establish an NIH funded accelerated baccalaureate to PhD program and post-doctoral program in nursing focused on cancer care, health disparities and health policy; and also with Children's Hospital of Boston to establish GoKids Boston, a research and training center, to advance the science and clinical practice of improving the health and fitness of children, adolescents and their families. In addition, she has led the development and implementation of several educational and health care related programs and initiatives, many of which were externally funded by grants or partnerships she secured.

Dr. Glazer's research accomplishments relate to diversity, women's health, domestic violence education, alcohol use during pregnancy and barriers to prenatal health care among African American women. She has also been instrumental in expanding and leading the research efforts of others in her leadership roles. In addition to her research findings, Dr. Glazer has authored or co-authored numerous books and articles on the topics of the nurse and nurse educator workforce, best practices and innovations in nursing education programs, health policy, leadership and a spectrum of national and international health and education related issues.

In recognition for her work as researcher, educator and health care leader, Dr. Glazer has received significant honors and awards. In 2010, she received the Excellence in Nursing Education Award from Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses. In 2004, she was named Alumni of the Year by Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western University. In 2001, she was selected as a Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow. In 1998, she received the Fulbright Scholar Award (Israel). In 1995, she was selected for Fellowship in the American Academy of Nursing. Other significant accomplishments include national leadership for numerous committees and associations. She was recently elected in 2013 to the board of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and named to the 2013 list of Ohio’s Most Powerful and Influential Women by the National Diversity Council.

Dr. Glazer has previously served as dean and professor at the University of Massachusetts Boston College of Nursing; director of parent child nursing and professor at Kent State University, and assistant professor at Case Western Reserve University. She holds a bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Michigan, and a master's and PhD degree in nursing from Case Western Reserve University.

In her spare time (although we’re not convinced this exists), she enjoys spending time with her husband, son, and two daughters; participating in sports, bicycling, walking, reading and the arts; and doting on Atticus, her loveable labrador retriever.

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