Peirce College Professor Charlene Glenn Earns Fulbright Award

May 29, 2020, 16:19 PM by Amanda Hill

Veteran business faculty member will teach students in Barbados about innovation and becoming change agents

PHILADELPHIA – Dr. Charlene Glenn, a business professor at Peirce College, has recently earned a Fulbright Award to teach students at Barbados Community College next year about innovation in business, creative thinking and disruptive technologies.

Glenn, of Conshohocken, Pa., is scheduled to teach on the Caribbean island from January 2021 to May 2021 in partnership with the Barbados Ministry of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce. The course she developed, Creativity and Innovation Management for Entrepreneurship, examines the factors that influence innovation in an organization as well as leadership practices and organizational cultures of innovative companies from around the world.

Glenn said she is interested in bringing an agile approach to learning, teaching and leadership to colleges globally.

“In searching for opportunities within the Fulbright program, my goal was to find a country and college that had a similar student population as Peirce,” she said. “Barbados Community College is a good fit as 65% of their students are women of color.”    

Glenn said the course will prepare students with the knowledge and skills required to develop an innovative mindset, become a change agent in their workplaces and become an entrepreneur. 

“We will use lean, agile and design thinking, and experiential learning frameworks to develop innovative and disruptive products and services for the marketplace,” said Glenn. “Faculty and local entrepreneurs will evaluate student ideas and provide feedback.”

Glenn joined Peirce in 1998 and has served as a faculty member in the college’s Business division since 2000. She specializes in online and hybrid course development and delivery; curriculum design; instruction in business with a focus on leadership, ethics, management, entrepreneurship, strategic planning and human resource management; learning outcomes and assessment; accreditation reporting; soft skills development; and agile principles and methodology.

“We are extremely proud of Dr. Glenn and her selection as a Fulbright Award recipient,” said Dr. Rita Toliver-Roberts, vice president of Academic Advancement and provost at Peirce College. “She is a critical part of the Peirce community. The students of Barbados Community College will have an extraordinary learning experience next year working with Dr. Glenn.” 

Glenn is a recipient of Peirce College’s Hamilton Service Award and Arthur J. Lendo Continuous Quality Improvement Award for Innovation. She led the college’s first Minority Enterprise Development Week event in partnership with the Philadelphia Commerce Department, and served as chair of the college’s Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Self-Study that led to Peirce’s business program accreditation. 

Glenn earned her undergraduate degree from Widener University, her master’s degree from Villanova University and her doctorate from St. Joseph’s University.  

Hear Dr. Glenn speak about her Fulbright Award:

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