Karen Glumm

Dr. Karen Glumm is a sociologist and teacher at the North Carolina School of Science and Math (NCSSM). NCSSM is a two-year, public boarding school that accepts rising juniors across North Carolina through merit-based applications; when it was opened in 1980 it was the first of its kind, and there are now 18 other schools modeled on it. Dr. Glumm has an M.A. in Sociology from Eastern Illinois University and a Ph.D., also in Sociology, from the University of Texas-Austin. She is the author of a 2007 memoir titled Releasing an Imprisoned Spirit: Removing the Seizure Focal Point. Her memoirs explores her personal journey upon learning she had epilepsy, which had gone undiagnosed for decades.