Gloria Twine Chisum

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Gloria Twine Chisum

Gloria Twine Chisum

“A review of Dr. Chisum’s career discloses that she has succeeded in every undertaking. I am certain that this success stems not only from her exceptional ability but in a large measure from the dedication, sincerity, and the warmth that she brings to every task.”
James H. Robinson, M.D., 1982


Oklahoma native and distinguished research psychologist, educator, and administrator Gloria Twine Chisum graduated from Howard University before earning her Master’s and Doctoral degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Chisum acted as manager of the Life Sciences Research Group and head of the Environmental Physiology Research Team at the U.S. Naval Air Development Center. A consultant to all branches of the U.S. Department of Defense, as well as many other organizations throughout the world, Dr. Chisum has represented the U.S. government in several conferences held by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Advisory Group for Aerospace Research and Development. A recognized authority on visual problems associated with the operation of high-performance aircraft, Dr. Chisum has received the Aerospace Medical Association’s Raymond F. Longacre Award, the University of Pennsylvania Alumni Award of Merit, and the Scientific Achievement Award.

Fun fact

Dr. Chisum’s grandfather moved to Muskogee County when Indian Territory was opened for settlement and the Dawes Commission was in Muskogee. They first lived in the town of Twine, which her grandfather founded southwest of Muskogee.

Oklahoma connections

Chisum was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma.








Relevant Exhibits

Changemakers: The Remarkable Women of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame

Changemakers: The Remarkable Women of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame

This exhibit features seven women who have inspired meaningful change in Oklahoma and beyond.