Betty Glad (1927–2010) was an American political scientist who specialized in the American presidency and American foreign policy. Her first work on Charles Evans Hughes led to a nomination for a Pulitzer Prize.
Education and career
She began her teaching career at Mt. Holyoke College and Brooklyn College, before becoming the first female Chair of Political Science at the University of Illinois. She would stay in Illinois until 1989, when she took up a post at the University of South Carolina. As such, Glad was one of the first women to earn a PhD in political science and then teach at a PhD-granting institution.
Glad's interests included the areas of political science and political psychology, and she was honored for her lifelong contributions in both subjects through the "Frank D. Goodnow Award" from the American Political Science Association and the "Harold Lasswell Award" from the International Society for Political Psychology.
- Sabia, Daniel; Woliver, Laura R. (2010). "BETTY GLAD". PS: Political Science & Politics. Cambridge University Press. 43 (04): 802–803. doi:10.1017/s1049096510001459. ISSN 1049-0965.
- Glad, Betty (1966). Charles Evans Hughes and the illusions of innocence: a study in American diplomacy. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press.
- "Betty Glad: Obituary". Deseret News. 9 August 2010. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
- "The Betty Glad Legal Defense Fund". Women's Caucus for Political Science. Retrieved 27 October 2017.