Associate Professor & Associate Dean - Health Sciences
Phone: (239) 590-7498
Office: Marieb Hall 438D
Joan Glacken is a founding faculty member of Florida Gulf Coast University, serves as Associate Dean in the College of Health Professions and Social Work and Chair of the Department of Health Sciences. Dr. Glacken served as Interim Dean from July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011. She earned an Ed.M. and an Ed.D. in Health Professions Education with a minor concentration in Educational Statistics and Measurement from The Graduate School of Education at Rutgers University in New Jersey. Dr. Glacken attended Douglass College in New Jersey, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology. She is a registered Medical Technologist (MT-ASCP) with the American Society of Clinical Pathology and licensed in the State of Florida as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist. Past employment experiences include serving as supervisor at AccuMed Diagnostic Laboratory, an independent medical laboratory in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and adjunct faculty positions at Rutgers University’s Graduate School of Education and the Physician’s Assistant Program at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She is an associate member of the American Society of Clinical Pathology. Her achievements at Florida Gulf Coast University include Professor of the Year for 2000-2001, Team Faculty Service Excellence Award (2002-2003), and Best Faculty Poster at FGCU Research Day (2005).