Justin Glenn graduated with a B.A. in Classics with Phi Betta Kappa distinction in 1967. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton in 1970, where he was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow. He taught for 35 years as a Professor of Classics at the University of Georgia and Florida State University. He is the author of a ten volume book, The Washingtons: A Family History, published by Savas Beatie.