Diana Pavlac Glyer, PhD


Professor, Honors College

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3486

Fax: (626) 812-3024

Email: [email protected]

Office Location: Mary Hill Center, Room 124

Diana Glyer, PhD, teaches in the Department of English and in the Honors College. She is an award-winning writer whose research focuses on C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. The Company They Keep (2008) offers an in-depth account of the Inklings and their writing process and shows how encouragement, praise, criticism, and conflict shaped their fellowship and their books. Bandersnatch (2015) explains what we can learn about creativity, productivity, and collaboration from their example. Glyer is also the author of a series of Christian devotionals called Clay in the Potter’s Hands. She has received the Paul F. Ford Award for Lewis Studies; APU’s Undergraduate Faculty Outstanding Scholarship Award; APU’s Chase A. Sawtell Inspirational Teaching Award; the Mythopoeic Society Scholarship Award for Inklings Studies; the Imperishable Flame Award for Tolkien Studies; APU’s Teaching Excellence Award; and a Hugo nomination. More information about her writing and speaking can be found at her website, DianaGlyer.com.


  • PhD, English (Language, Literacy, and Rhetoric), University of Illinois at Chicago
  • MS, Education (Curriculum and Instruction), Northern Illinois University
  • BA, English and Fine Arts, Bowling Green State University
  • BS, English and Art Education, Bowling Green State University

Academic Area

  • Honors College
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


  • Composition and Rhetoric
  • C.S. Lewis
  • J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Collaborative Writing

Courses Taught

  • HON 101 – Leadership
  • HON 240 – Core I
  • HON 260 – Core II
  • HON 440 – Oxbridge Tutorial I
  • HON 460 – Oxbridge Tutorial II
  • ENGL 110 – Freshman Writing Seminar
  • ENGL 111 – Introduction to Literature
  • ENGL 324 – World Literature to the Renaissance
  • ENGL 487 – Literary Movements
  • ENGL 488 – Significant Authors
  • ENGL 496 – Senior Seminar: Ethics in the Professions
  • ENGL 530 – British Literature