John Glover

Professor, History

Office: History, Gannett Center #10

Phone: 909/748-8608



Areas of Expertise

African history with a specialization in West Africa, Islam and European imperialism

Professional Background

His research focuses on the Sufi orders of Senegal in relation to issues of Islamic reform, French colonization and modernity.

Courses Offered at Redlands

  • World History to 1450
  • World History since 1450
  • Africa and the Atlantic Slave Trade
  • The African Experience to 1800
  • Race and History in South Africa
  • The Emergence of Modern Africa
  • Islam in African History
  • Modern African History through Novels and Films
  • Imperialism
  • Sufism


In 2007, Glover published his revised dissertation as a monograph and in 2009 a chapter that he contributed to an edited volume was published with Palgrave. His next research project concerns the Layenne Sufi order of Senegal, for which he conducted archival research in Senegal in the summer of 2009.

Casavant Pipe Organ

The 83-year-old instrument was fully restored in 2003 and features 4,266 pipes.

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