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Charlotte Gleason web 1000
Chair, Humanities Department; Assistant Professor, School of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Teaching at Cairn since 2007

Charlotte Gleason


  • MLS, Fort Hays State University
  • BS in Bible, Cairn University
  • BS in Education, Cairn University


After graduating from Cairn University in 2000, Charlotte taught high school English in public schools both in Pennsylvania and New York. Her high school students inspired her to reconsider the place of adolescent literature in the classroom, and in 2006 she completed her thesis on how to integrate both the classics and YA literature in the classroom.

The birth of her first son led her to pursue higher education, and in 2007 she accepted a position as a part-time faculty member at Cairn University. During the last two decades, Charlotte has taught in a variety of classrooms and developed curriculum for private Christian schools and home school families, including her own. Recently, Charlotte transitioned to a full-time role at Cairn. She teaches a variety of literature, composition, and education courses and serves as the Chair of the Humanities Department in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Outside of Cairn, Charlotte spends time with her family and her church community. She met her husband, Jamie ’00, at Cairn’s Wisconsin Wilderness Campus. Together they have three children.

Additional Information

Contact Information:
[email protected]

Academic Interests:

  • Alternatives to direct instruction in the post-secondary classroom
  • Formative writing assessments in composition & literature courses
  • Interdisciplinary Curriculum Development


  • 2020 – Composition II: Analysis and Interpretation, Veritas Press – Student and Teacher Edition


  • 2019 – ACSI, Anaheim, CA: “Creativity in the Classroom: Alternatives to Summative Assessments in the 21st Century Classroom”
  • 2017 ACSI Conference Grove City, PA: “The Writing Classroom: Alternatives to Summative Assessments”
  • 2017 – Calvary Christian Academy Professional Development Day: “Reading & Writing Across the Curriculum.”
  • 2016 – Northeast Modern Language Association Session Chair: “The Writing Classroom: Alternatives to Direct Instruction in Introductory Composition Classes.”
  • 2016 – Create Conference, Harvey Cedars, NJ: “Creative Writing”
  • 2016 – ACSI /MACSA Professional Development Forum: “The Post-secondary Scrapbook: Promoting Critical Thinking and Creative Expression One Sketch at a Time.”
  • 2014 – Northeast Modern Language Association, Harrisburg, PA – Poster Presentation: “The Post-secondary Scrapbook: Promoting Critical Thinking and Creative Expression One Sketch at a Time”
  • 2012 – Northeast Modern Language Association, Boston, MA: “Entering Academia: Pairing Adolescent Contemporary Realism and Canonical Literature to Increase College Readiness.”

Teaching at Cairn since 2007