Dr. Daniel Gleason

Daniel Gleason
Dr. Daniel Gleason

Associate Professor of English/ Humanities Department Chair/ Director, Undergraduate Research Conference


Direct Office Phone: 423-775-7380

Field of Study: English

Office: English Department

Academic Degrees
  • Ph.D. Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • M.A. English Literary Study, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
  • B.A. English, Bryan College


Philippines living in an environment that fostered his imagination, creativity, and his love for writing. Currently, an English professor at Bryan College, Dr. Gleason has previously worked as a cemetery laborer, as a public educator, and as a soccer coach. Dr. Gleason’s scholarly interests include 20th-century American Literature, contemporary poetry, and trauma theory. In the field of creative writing, he writes primarily poetry and has been published in more than a dozen literary journals and magazines across the country. Daniel and his wife, Kathleen, have two young sons, and they live in Dayton, Tennessee.

Publications, Research, & Editing

  • "The Service Went On": Natasha Trethewey's Liturgical Poetics, conference paper at the Conference on Christianity and Literature, 2020
  • “Time, Trauma, and Redemption in the Works of Tobias Wolff.” Conference paper at the Conference on Christianity and Literature, 2019.
  • "Traumatized Masculinity: Men and Boys in the Works of Tobias Wolff." Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2018. Proquest.
  • “’Not Gone or Vanished Either’: Memory and Imagination in the Novels of William Faulkner.” The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 2010. Proquest.
  • “from A Journal of the Year of the Tiger” Anthrow Circus
  • “Trout Fishing” Rock and Sling
  • "My Children Understand that the Laminator is a Sacred Object" South Carolina Review
  • "Elegy for my Eighth Grade Typing Teaching" Monologuing
  • "Toast at a Wake" The Healing Muse
  • "Patron Saint," "Faith," and "Suspended" Dappled Things
  • "Sky-Punch" The Cresset
  • "Conjuring Prayer" Slant: A Journal of Poetry
  • "Bless the Farm Leagues" Dual Coast Magazine
  • "When He Dies" Word Fountain
  • "For Christopher" Common Ground Review
  • “Funeral Fan, a Lament” The Windhover
  • “On the Weather Channel” Rosebud
  • “Shadowboxing Late at Night” Rattle Poetry
  • “Through the Kitchen Window” Red Flag Poetry
  • “Sleepwalking” Tipton Poetry Review
English Department
721 Bryan Drive
Dayton, TN 37321
Mercer 217, Box #7808

Office Phone: 423-775-7514