Diana Pavlac Glyer, Ph.D.

Professor, Honors College

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3486
Fax: (626) 812-3024
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Diana Glyer, Ph.D., is intrigued by the creative process, particularly the way that creativity thrives within small groups and creative clusters. She is an award-winning writer whose books focus on C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and the Inklings. Her latest book is Bandersnatch: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and the Creative Collaboration of the Inklings (Black Squirrel Books, 2015). She is best known for The Company They Keep: C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien as Writers in Community (Kent State University Press, 2008).


  • Ph.D., English (Language, Literacy, and Rhetoric), University of Illinois at Chicago
  • M.S., Education (Curriculum and Instruction), Northern Illinois University
  • B.A., English and Fine Arts, Bowling Green State University
  • B.S., English and Art Education, Bowling Green State University

Academic Areas

  • Honors College
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Department of English


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

Courses Taught

  • 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