Dean Gleason earned her B.A. in Philosophy and History from St. Joseph’s College and her Ph.D. in Medieval History from Trinity College Dublin (Ireland). Her research focuses on early medieval legal and social history, as well as modern sports history. Before joining Morse, Dean Gleason was a six-year residential fellow of Old Campus and Swing Space. She serves on the Faculty Committee on Athletics and is an advisory board member of the Native American Cultural Center. An eleventh-generation Mainer, Dean Gleason loves water, winter and snow and is very happy to be a Walrus. She is happiest outside and enjoys all sports and games. She’s a lifelong fan of the Boston Red Sox and Chicago Bears and has recently developed an avid interest in pétanque. She’s an equally avid traveler, but when she must be at home, and indoors, she’s an enthusiastic baker and a determined if amateur musician. She is learning the ukulele.