B. Glen Epley

B. Glen Epley

Professor

I began full-time university teaching almost 40 years ago, and I am more excited today about our students and their futures than ever. I focus on student learning more than instructor teaching, and I strive to give students the skills to find, understand and apply concepts for a future world that none of us can foretell.

  • Ph.D., Duke University
  • M.Ed., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
  • B.S., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Contact

Course Sampling

  • School Law
  • School Finance
  • First Year Seminar on the Legal Rights of Students

Areas of Expertise

  • Constitutional Jurisprudence applied to public schools
  • Florida Educational Finance

Biography

Glen Epley has been a sportswriter for a metropolitan daily newspaper, a high school history teacher, professor at three universities, deputy superintendent of one of the nation's largest school districts and senior executive of the world's 6th largest insurance brokerages. Glen's first publication was in a scholarly journal in 1980, and Glen tries to publish or present before an academic audience of his peers at least once per year. He also tries to incorporate my research into each of his classes.

Research

  • Constitutional Jurisprudence applied to public schools
  • Constitutional jurisprudence applied to student rights

Publications

  • Epley, B.G. (2018) Snake Pit or Prudent Safe School Policy? The State-Created Dangers Doctrine Applied to Public Schools. Presented at the 64th Annual Conference of the Education Law Association, Cleveland, Ohio, November 2018. 
  • Epley, B.G. (2017) Stupid But Not Unconstitutional. Presented at the 63rd Annual Conference of the Education Law Association, San Diego, CA, November 2017. 
  • Epley, B.G. (2014) On Narrowest Grounds: The Effect of Justice Alito's Concurrence in Morse v. Frederick on First Amendment Jurisprudence and Public Schools. Presented at the 60th Annual Conference of the Education Law Association, San Diego, CA, November 2014. 
  • Epley, B.G. (2013) Educators' Personal Liability for Violating Student Rights: The Risks When Regulating Student Speech. Kappa Delta Pi Record. 49:126-130. 
  • Epley, B.G. (2013) Reaching Beyond the Schoolhouse Gate: Student Freedom of Expression on the Internet and in Social Media. Presented at the 59th Annual Conference of the Education Law Association, Westminster, CO, November 2013.
  • Epley, B.G. (2012) Preserving Qualified Immunity in Section 1983 Actions. Presented at the 58th Annual Convention of the Education Law Association, Hilton Head, SC, November 2012. 
  • Epley, B.G. (2012) Students' Constitutional Rights and Teachers' Liability. A Webinar given at the request of Kappa Delta Pi, the International Honor Society in Education. November 1, 2012.
  • Epley, B.G. (2012) Leveraged Capital Outlay Financing: Certificates of Participation vs. Traditional Revenue Sources. Presented at the National Education Finance Conference, San Antonio, TX, May 2012.
  • Epley, B.G. (2009). What I should have said Twenty Five Years Ago: Forces Affecting Establishment Clause Jurisprudence in American Public Schools. Presented to the Annual Convention of the Education Law Association, Louisville, KY, October 2009.
  • Epley, B.G. (2008). Tolerance or Indoctrination: New Battles in First Amendment Jurisprudence. Presented to the Annual Convention of the Education Law Association, San Antonio, TX, November 2008.
  • Epley, B.G. (2007). The Establishment Clause and Public School in the 21st Century. NASSP Bulletin, 91, 181-200.
  • Epley, B.G. (2007). Can They Make My Child Cross-Dress? The Meyer-Pierce Right in the 21st Century. Presented to the Annual Convention of the Education Law Association, San Diego, CA, November 2007.