Alan Glennon

Research Associate

During his tenure at the Center for Spatial Studies, Alan Glennon provided research and development consulting services to the university community. He administered the Center’s spatial help desk, met with faculty and students to advise on geospatial integration, organized lunch discussions, hosted an after-hours coding group, delivered GIS lectures and talks, and led applied workshops. Glennon concurrently was a doctoral student in the UCSB Department of Geography, studying spatial information science and flow networks. The work built on his interest in mapping and describing caves and geysers. In 1999 Glennon co-founded the Western Kentucky University Hoffman Environmental Research Institute, and served as its Assistant Director until 2003. From 1998 to 1999 he worked as a Research Hydrologist for the Center for Cave and Karst Studies. Glennon received a B.S. from Texas A & M University, and M.S. in Geoscience at Western Kentucky University. He worked for eight years as a ranger naturalist at Mammoth Cave National Park, Jewel Cave National Monument, and Great Basin National Park. Glennon completed his dissertation on geographically-embedded networks in March 2013; he is now a visiting professor at Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal.