Dr. Glover began her higher education at UC Davis, graduating with a BA in English in 1978. After a variety of jobs utilizing her writing skills (advertising, television, editing, grant writing, publishing, video production), she earned an M.A. in Literature in English in 1989 and a Ph.D. in Renaissance Literature in 1995. Her research is focused on the texts of the Atlantic world of the 15th and 16th centuries: the written and graphic texts of English travelers and colonists in Ireland and North America.
Her writing spans several genres. Her poems have appeared in Women's Studies, Terrain, and Nimrod International Journal. She is working on a work of creative non-fiction called Conversion, a collection of linked essays about recreational spaces: open space preserves, churches, bike trails, ecological reserves. The first of these appeared in ZYZZYVA in Winter, 2003.
Her fiction work includes an historical novel that invents a life of Desdemona based on Shakespeare's Othello, an academic thriller set in modern-day Perugia, and a mystery series set on a 50-foot cutter-rigged sloop sailing in British Columbiaâs Inside Passage.
Dr. Glover teaches Advanced Composition (101), legal writing (104B), environmental writing (102G), Writing in the Health Professions (104F) and Travel Writing (110) for the UWP. She has also taught in the English Department, the Nature and Culture Program, and the Humanities Program.
- Finalist, 7th Annual Stracherone Pize for Innovative Fiction, Summer 2010
- Finalist, Glimmer Train Fall Short Story Award for New Writers, Winter 2007
- Residency, Dorland Mountain Arts Colony, 2003