Samuel Gladden, Ph.D.
Interim Dean and Professor of Literature,
College of Human Sciences and Humanities
Samuel Lyndon Gladden, Ph.D., serves as Interim Dean and Professor of Literature in the College of Human Sciences and Humanities at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. His expertise is in nineteenth-century British literature, literary theory, and cultural studies. Dr. Gladden’s publications include Shelley’s Textual Seductions: Plotting Utopia in the Erotic and Political Works (Routledge, 2002, 2016) and a critical edition of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest (Broadview, 2009). He has also written articles on Percy and Mary Shelley, Wilkie Collins, Bram Stoker, and others, and he has presented his research at national and international gatherings. More recently, Dr. Gladden’s work has focused on the cultural impact and legacy of David Bowie. In September 2020, his thought piece “Masked Manners: Pandemic Politeness and the New Normal of Non-Expression” will be featured on The Academic Minute.