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Fiona Glade

assistant provost for Undergraduate Studies

Glade Additional Roles:
associate professor, Klein Family School of Communications Design

Contact Information:

Phone: 410.837.5914 

M.A., Ph.D., Washington State University
B.A., University of California at Santa Barbara
A.A., Antelope Valley Community College

A first-generation college student and immigrant to the United States, Professor Glade earned her A.A. in English from Antelope Valley Community College; her B.A. in English from the University of California at Santa Barbara; and her M.A. and her Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition from Washington State University. From 2004 to 2009 she was an (assistant then) associate professor and coordinator of the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement at Sacramento State University; there, she taught undergraduate composition and writing-in-the-disciplines courses as well as graduate courses in the theory and practice of composition, rhetoric, second language reading and writing, and pedagogy. She also served as vice chair of the Department of English for four years. 

Since coming to UB in Fall 2013, Professor Glade has served in three different capacities. As director of the University Writing Program from 2013 to 2014, she worked collaboratively with the entire UB community to develop a sequenced writing program across the disciplines extending from an undergraduate student’s first semester through graduation. Following that, as interim assistant dean of the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences from January 2015 to July 2016, Professor Glade ensured coordination and direction across and through UB’s solid infrastructure to support first-year and sophomore students through a state-of-the-art vertical general education program that ties foundational coursework with upper-level coursework shared by all UB undergraduates. 

Since July 2016, Professor Glade has served as assistant provost for Undergraduate Studies, providing leadership for meeting the goals and objectives of the University’s Strategic Plan in regard to undergraduate education. Overseeing processes for curriculum development and assessment, she supports student access and completion. In this role, she oversees First-Year Experience, including First-Year Seminar, academic advising, First-Year Learning Communities, and Foundational Studies in math and writing. She also oversees placement; the Helen P. Denit Honors Program; and implementation and assessment of the General Education and Graduation Requirements curriculum.