Sandra Jean Glover, Ph.D.



Dr. Richard D. Howe, “Sandra Jean Glover, Ph.D.,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed June 15, 2024,

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Sandra Jean Glover, Ph.D.


Appalachian State University
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Dr. Richard D. Howe




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Professor Emerita of Biology Sandra Jean Glover (January 19, 1939-) was born in Mansfield, Louisiana. She graduated from Fair Park High School in Shreveport, Louisiana, in 1957 and attended Northwestern State University of Louisiana in Natchitoches, earning a B.S. degree in biology in 1961. After a summer institution fellowship at Montana State University in Missoula, Glover attended the University of Georgia (Athens) as part of the National Science Foundation Fellowship, graduating with a M.Ed, degree in science education (1965) and a Ph.D. degree in entomology (1968). Glover taught biology at Fair Park High School from 1961 through 1964. After earning her doctorate, she was an assistant professor at Mississippi State College for Women (Columbus) before accepting a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship to the University of Georgia's Department of Entomology. There, she continued research in cellular physiology and biochemistry. Dr. Glover joined the faculty at Appalachian State University in 1969 as an assistant professor in biology and was granted tenure in 1974, earning the rank of associate professor. In 1976, she was selected to serve as an administrative intern in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. In 1980, she was promoted to professor. During her tenure, Dr. Glover participated in a variety of professional activities. She received Ford Venture grants in 1973 and 1974 for audio-tutorial pilot study and implementation, and visited community college systems in California, the Ohio State Audio-Tutorial Congress, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro to gain information from existing audio-tutorial systems. In addition, she served as director of the general biology lab, directing the activities of graduate teaching assistants. Glover spent five weeks in the bush country of Tanzania, Africa, collecting insects for study, and she was curator of an insect museum for twenty years, building a collection of insects from 0 to 40,000 specimens. She also served as a community advisor for numerous insect problems, as a lecturer for several community groups and schools on various aspects of insects, and as a researcher of Strepsiptera species in Watauga County. A head of "wooly worm" studies at Appalachian State, Dr. Glover was a contact for local, regional, and state news sources for information and publicity regarding "wooly worm" facts. Her publications include the following: • The Genus Diarthrophallus Tragardh, 1946 (Acarina: Diarthrophallidae) with P.E. Hunger. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 70.3: 193-197. • Hypoaspis (Laelaspis) mites from North America and Mexico. (Acarina: Dermanyssidae; Laelapinae) with P.E. Hunter. Fla. Entomol. 51.2 (1968): 63-73. • Biology: The Laboratory. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co., 1970 • "Effects of gammaradiation on temperature and humidity responses in the housefly, Musca domestica L. (Diptera: Muscidae)." Journal of Economic Entomology (1972) • Reviewer, World Book Encyclopedia, 1988-Among the honors she received, Dr. Glover was listed in Who's Who of American Women, American Men and Women of Science, and International Scholars Directory. She was also nominated for outstanding teaching in the College of Arts and Sciences. Glover's committee service included membership in the Advisory Budget Committee (chair), the Future Planning Committee, and the Library Development Committee. She was an Equal Employment Opportunity Associate from 1974 to 1980 and served on her departmental budget, textbook, library, personnel, scholarship, and academic policies committees. Dr. Glover was professionally affiliated with the following organizations: Society of Sigma Xi, Entomological Society of America, Association of Southeastern Biologists, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Georgia Entomological Society, Alpha Mu Epsilon-Entomological Society, The Cousteau Society, and Association for Women in Science. Dr. Glover retired from Appalachian State University in 1996 and was awarded emerita status by the Board of Trustees. Sources: Appalachian State University files. -Dr. Richard D. Howe

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