Ellen Glasser, Ed. D.  


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Areas of Expertise

FBI: Retired Special Agent & supervisor (1982-2006)

UNF: Adjucnt instructor, visiting instructor, and instructor (2011-2015)

Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI: Past President

Former Agents of the FBI Foundation: Former Trustee

North Florida Joint Terrorism Task Force: Inaugural coordinator

Numerous nonprofit & government boards: Board member 


  • Ed. D., Educational Leadership, 2016.
  • M.Ed., Criminal Justice Counseling, Duke University
  • A.B., Psychology, Duke University, 1977. 


Ellen Glasser is a retired FBI Special Agent, a former national president of the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI, and a former trustee for the Former Agents of the FBI Foundation. Prior to her FBI career, Ms. Glasser was a state probation-parole officer and worked with offenders who had histories of alcoholism and/or drug abuse. During her FBI career, she served in the Charlotte, San Diego, Washington Field, FBI Headquarters, Seattle, and Jacksonville offices. She worked and supervised cases across all investigative program lines. Among her significant cases were the Iran-Contra Investigation and several high profile bank robbery, extortion, media leak, espionage, terrorism, kidnapping, and homicide cases.

Ms. Glasser held supervisory posts both at FBI Headquarters and in Seattle. As a supervisor at FBI Headquarters, she was a liaison to Congress and a national press spokesperson. As a field supervisor, she worked closely in joint task force environments, she coordinated investigations on government reservations, and she supervised violent crime matters. After 9/11, she formed and served as the coordinator of the North Florida Joint Terrorism Task Force. Prior to her FBI retirement, she served in a temporary duty status in the American Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Ms. Glasser is active in the Jacksonville community and has served on a number of nonprofit and government boards. She is completing a doctorate in educational leadership.


Research/Teaching Interests


Female leadership in law enforcement
Terrorism & homeland security
White collar crime
Mass killing


Publications & Presentations


Subject of Ann Rule book, The End of the Dream, 1998.
FBI Files Episode, Terror in Disguise, 2001.
Florida Head Start State Collaboration Office Needs Assessment, 2008-2009
Numerous speeches and presentations
Numerous media appearances
Numerous press releases