Gene V. Glass is Regents' Professor Emeritus at Arizona State University. Previously, he served on the faculties of the University of Illinois and the University of Colorado. Trained originally in statistics and educational psychology, his interests broadened to include psychotherapy research, evaluation methodology, and policy analysis. He was twice (1968, 1970) honored with the Palmer O. Johnson award of the American Educational Research Association; and in 1984, he received the Paul Lazarsfeld Award of the American Evaluation Association. He is a recipient of the Cattell Award of the Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology. His work on meta-analysis of psychotherapy outcomes (with M.L. Smith) was named as one of the Forty Studies that Changed Psychology in the book of the same name by Roger R. Hock (1999). He is a member of the National Academy of Education and served as president of the American Educational Research Association in 1975-76. In 1993 he created the open access scholarly journal Education Policy Analysis Archives; in 1998, he created the open access book review journal Education Review. In 2006, he was honored with the Distinguished Contributions to Educational Research award of AERA.
Professor Glass has made many important contributions to education statistics, notably his development of "meta-analysis." He applied meta-analysis to his often-cited research on the relationship of class size and achievement. He has published over a dozen books and nearly two hundred articles in scholarly and professional journals. His most recent book is "Fertilizers, Pills & Magnetic Strips: The Fate of Public Education in America" (Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing). He is currently a research professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder and a senior researcher in the National Education Policy Center there.