Dr. Daniel Gleason

Daniel Gleason
Dr. Daniel Gleason

Professor of English / English Department Chair / Poet in Residence


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


As the son of a missionary pilot and an English teacher, Daniel Gleason grew up in the 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

  • "Faith, Creativity, & the Writing Life," a one week seminar at Summit Gap Year.
  • "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.
  • "Waving at a Stranger from a Long Distance makes them Not a Stranger" Ekstasis
  • "Tagged" Broad River Review
  • "Yeah, me neither" The Windhover
  • "Bethlehem Star in a Pandemic" Dappled Things
  • "Hoar Frost," "Last Supper," and "Immobilized" Listening: Journal of Communication Ethics, Religion, and Culture
  • “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