Charlotte Gleason

Part-Time Faculty, School of Liberal Arts & Sciences

  • 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. Currently, she teaches a variety of literature, composition, and education courses. In addition to these courses, she also oversees the English Composition courses. Outside of Cairn, Charlotte also teaches an online composition course to middle school students at Veritas.

Charlotte and her husband, Jamie ’00, met at Cairn’s Wisconsin Wilderness Campus. Together they have three children.

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Academic Interests:

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


  • 2017 – Calvary Christian Academy Professional Development Day: “Reading & Writing Across the Curriculum.”
  • 2016 – ACSI /MACSA Professional Development Forum: “The Post-secondary Scrapbook: Promoting Critical Thinking and Creative Expression One Sketch at a Time.”
  • “Entering Academia: Pairing Adolescent Contemporary Realism and Canonical Literature to Increase College Readiness.” Northeast Modern Language Association, Boston.  2012.

Teaching at Cairn since 2007

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