Dilling Endowed Chair in Early Childhood EducationChair, Education Department
Office Location: Good Hall 306
Phone Number: (814)641- 3645
Personal Website: http://faculty.juniata.edu/glosenger/
Dr. Fay Glosenger, a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University, joined the Juniata faculty in 1982. Recognized throughout her professional career for her teaching, leadership and scholarship, Dr. Glosenger is the recipient of several awards, including the Outstanding PA Teacher of the Year Award, the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Beachley Award for Distinguished Academic Service, and the Athena International Leadership Award. She held the Martin G. Brumbaugh Endowed Chair in Education from 1999 to August 2007 and was awarded the Dilling Endowed Chair in Early Childhood Education September 2007. She has chaired Juniata's Education Department for 20 years.
Dr. Glosenger's primary area of interest is early childhood education. She teaches courses in child development, community and family relationships, early literacy, and early childhood education. Also, interested in international education, Dr. Glosenger studied the British infant schools in Lincoln, England early in her career. As part of a grant funded by the Gahagan Foundation, she helped develop the International Teacher Education Project and returned to England twice on faculty exchanges at the University of Ripon and York, St. John. During sabbaticals, Dr. Glosenger visited multiple study abroad sites in the Czech Republic and England and worked as visiting scholar in residence at St. Margaret's School in Edinburgh, Scotland.
A strong advocate for young children, women, families, and teachers, Dr. Glosenger is actively involved in teacher training, consultant work, and policy development. She is an active member of the National Association for Young Children and the PA Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators.
From 2000 to 2009, Dr. Glosenger received a $120,000 grant each year from the PA Department of Education to host the Governor's Institute for Early Childhood Educators at Juniata. Dr. Glosenger served as the site director for the event.
Dr. Glosenger and her husband, Harry Stroup, reside in Huntingdon with their Labrador Retriever Bailey. Their daughter Keveney practices law in Houston, Texas where she lives with her husband Raul Avila.