Joseph E. Glass Jr.
Public relations director
Joseph E. Glass Jr., an international public relations director in New York City and a former professor at the American University in Paris, died last Wednesday of complications from pneumonia at a New York City hospital. He was 28.
Mr. Glass worked as an account executive with Ruder-Finn, a New York public relations firm, traveling often to France while dealing with the company's international clients.
Earlier, he taught international politics and political economy of the developing world at the American University in Paris.
Before that, he had been a research analyst for the Paris stock brokerage firm, Ferri, Ferri, Germi, S.A.
A native of Baltimore who was reared in Timonium, he was an honor student at Dulaney High School.
In 1986, he graduated from Columbia University, where he majored in politics and French.
He had spent his junior year in France and, after graduation, entered a joint program of the School of International Affairs of Columbia and the University of Paris. He obtained a master's degree from Columbia and a doctorate in international economic relations at the University of Paris.
He became an Eagle Scout as a youth, and was active in student government and model United Nations groups in high school and college.
A Mass of Christian burial was offered Saturday at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Texas.
He is survived by his parents, Connie Crum and Joseph E. Glass Sr. of Phoenix; three sisters, Tiffany L. Glass of Arlington, Va., and Katie L. Glass and Candice L. March, both of Phoenix; his maternal grandmother, Beulah H. Jones of Carlisle, Pa.; and a niece.