Janice Glowski, PhD


Janice Glowski, Ph.D. is an educator, academic, and arts professional. She recently accepted a position as Otterbein University’s Museum and Galleries Director and also will teach Asian art history and museum and curatorial studies in the university’s Art Department. From 2006 – 2014, Janice taught in the Art and Religion Departments and East Asian Studies Program at Wittenberg University.

Janice’s interest in a wide-range of subject matter and interdisciplinary studies began early. She received her Bachelor’s degree with a major in Chemistry and a concentration in Religion from Wittenberg University. Following graduation, she worked with the Peace Corps and later in industry as a Chemist. She completed an interdisciplinary Master’s Degree in Religious Studies at The Ohio State University, and went on to earn a Ph.D. in Asian Art History. Her major areas of study were Himalayan and South Asian Art, with additional emphasis on Buddhist art throughout Asia. She worked as a Curator and Director of Special Collections at Ohio State, and was a Curatorial Consultant prior to joining the Wittenberg faculty.

Janice’s current research and publications focus on Asian art and Tibetan Buddhist art and architecture in the diaspora. She also works closely with pioneering computer artist, Charles A. Csuri. She curated an extensive retrospective exhibition of his work called Charles A. Csuri: Beyond Boundaries, 1963-present, which opened in Boston, traveled internationally, and continues to be scheduled in new venues. She is intrigued by, and hopes to further explore, the contemplative effects of Csuri’s more recent animations.

Janice has been practicing meditation in the Shambala tradition since 1991 and is currently the Director of Practice and Education for Shambala Columbus. She began formally teaching meditation to groups and supporting individual practitioners as a meditation instructor in 2004. Janice teaches meditation workshops and other contemplative programs throughout the greater Columbus area, including schools and professional organizations. Janice is especially interested in collaborative leadership and social initiatives—particularly those that involve mindfulness—and in the transformative effects of meditation on individuals’ lives, society as a whole, and in all levels of education.