James M. Glaser, Professor of Political Science, is dean of the School of Arts and Sciences as of February 15th, 2015. Between 2010 and 2014, he served as Dean of Academic Affairs for Arts and Sciences. Prior to that, he served as Dean of Undergraduate Education for Arts, Sciences, and Engineering from 2003 to 2010.
Glaser received his B.A. from Stanford University and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. He joined the Tufts faculty in 1991. He is the co-author (with Timothy J. Ryan) of Changing Minds, if Not Hearts: Political Remedies to Racial Issues (2013, University of Pennsylvania Press). His previous books, The Hand of the Past in Contemporary Southern Politics (2005, Yale University Press) and Race, Campaign Politics, and the Realignment in the South (1996, Yale University Press), each received the Southern Political Science Association’s V.O. Key Prize awarded to the year’s best book on southern politics and both were named by Choice as Outstanding Academic Titles. Additionally, he has published in many of the premier journals in the discipline.