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R. Edward Glatfelter

R. Edward Glatfelter

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After 43 years on the faculty, Ed Glatfelter retired from USU’s Department of History in 2013. A specialist in Russian and Chinese history, he served as Department Head of History from 1984 to 1994, and as an Associate Dean of the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences from 1994 to 2012. In the 1980s he established the International Student Exchange Program at USU. He served as chair of the Scholarly Publications Committee of the USU Press for over 20 years and co-founded USU’s Asian Studies Program, which he subsequently directed. From 1989 to 2007, he was Executive Dean of the University of Pittsburgh’s Semester at Sea program for six voyages. He traveled, taught and studied in China, spending a year as Visiting Scholar at the Academy of Social Science of Shanghai, and served as president of both the Rocky Mountain Association for Slavic Studies and the Western Social Science Association. Since retirement he has continued work on translation projects, enjoyed spending the winters in California, and traveled as much as possible.