Christopher E. Hopey, Ph.D., president of the college, said Glod’s appointment as the college’s chief academic officer is another mark of Merrimack’s academic and research momentum.
“Dr. Glod is a distinguished teacher and scientist, and her leadership will burnish the already outstanding reputation of our faculty,” said Hopey. “As provost, she will play a significant role in shaping the academic vision of our Agenda for Distinction.”
Glod, Ph.D., F.A.A.N., has served as dean of the School of Graduate Studies at Salem State University and professor of nursing for the last four years. In addition, she is lecturer in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.
Glod has more than 25 years experience as a researcher, with a primary emphasis on psychiatric disorders, at McLean Hospital, a major teaching hospital for psychiatric care in Belmont, Mass. Most recently, she served as principal investigator on a multicenter trial of light therapy with her colleagues at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota.
Glod’s program of research focuses on the psychobiology and psychopharmacologic treatment of those with psychiatric disorders, with an emphasis on major mood disorders. She has more than 60 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters in prestigious journals that focus on circadian rhythms, seasonal affective disorder in both children and adults, and clinical trials of psychiatric medications and light therapy.
At Northeastern University, she was research director and professor of nursing at Bouvé College of Health Sciences.
Glod served as project director for a federal training grant funded by the Health Research Services Administration aiming to increase the number of advanced practice registered nurses specializing in child and adolescent psychiatric nursing. This $630,000 grant was awarded to address workforce development, specifically the significant need for nurse practitioners to delivery culturally competent care.
While at Salem State, she helped develop major new initiatives in the health sciences and other interdisciplinary programs, along with developing regional and international partnerships with community and health care agencies, foundations, and Anahuac University in Mexico City.
Dr. Glod has taught undergraduate, master’s and Ph.D. students in nursing, psychology and health sciences.
She is on the board of Families for Depression Awareness, a national organization aimed to decrease stigma about mood disorders, and the advisory board of Fundacion Federico Hoth, an international foundation whose mission is to improve understanding and treatment of persons with attention deficit disorder. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, which represents the most accomplished nurses in the country.
Glod’s appointment begins June 2.