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Goldine C. Gleser papers

Identifier: UA-99-23

Scope and Content

The collection contains various papers, notes, correspondence of Goldine C. Gleser.


  • 1950-1980


Language of Materials

The records are in English

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Biography of Goldine Gleser

Goldine C. Gleser was a psychologist and former professor in the departments of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Cincinnati. Gleser was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Washington University in St. Louis in 1935. She received a master's degree in mathematics from Washington University in 1936 and married Sol Gleser, a civil engineer the same year. Gleser decided to pursue a doctorate in Psychology although she had already completed coursework toward a doctorate in Mathematics. She received her degree in 1950 from Washington University.

Gleser began working at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine part-time in 1956. In 1964, she received a joint appointment as a full professor in the department of psychiatry and psychology. Gleser became director of the Psychology Division of the Department of Psychiatry in September of 1967. During her career, she also served as a visiting professor at Stanford University and Macquarie University in Australia.

Gleser authored or co-authored 10 books, 21 book chapters, 11 reviews, and no fewer than 93 journal articles covering a wide range of topics. Gleser was known for using her mathematics background for creating measurements and statistics that influenced her research. She worked with physical anthropologist Mildred Trotter to develop the Trotter-Gleser equations for determining the size of deceased individuals from their bones. Gleser was also well-known for her collaborations with Lee Cronbach including the book Psychological Tests and Personnel Decisions.

Gleser took an active part in professional organizations. She was an editor for Multivariate Behavioral Research, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, and Psychological Bulletin. She served on committees for the National Institutes of Health and the American Psychological Association, and was a member of the American Statistical Association, the Psychometric Society, the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, the New York Academy of Sciences, and the Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology.

Gleser died in 2004 at age 89. She left behind three children, four grandchildren, and five great grandchildren.


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The collection contains various papers, notes, and correspondence of Goldine C. Gleser.

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Physical Location

Archives and Rare Books Library

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