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Glen Gibson

Title: Assistant Professor
Phone: 706-867-4482

Office: Rogers Hall 302, Dahlonega
Areas of Expertise: Geography, Geospatial Science

Courses Taught

  • GEOG 1102 World Regional Geography
  • GEOG 1111K Intro to Physical Geography

Previously taught: Geopolitics, Geospatial Information Analysis, Military Geography, Physical Geography, Human Geography, Independent Studies


  • Ph.D., Geospatial and Environmental Analysis, Virginia Tech, 2012
  • M.S., Geography, Virginia Tech, 2006
  • Geosciences, Mississippi State University, 2005, 2005
  • B.S., Aeronautics, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 1998

Research/Special Interests

  • Food security
  • Agricultural land cover change in response to war and sociopolitical influences
  • Drivers of cropland abandonment
  • Agricultural land use in desert regions
  • Gulf coast shoreline change


Gibson, G.R, N.L. Taylor, N.C. Lamo and J.K. Lackey, 2016. Effects of recent instability on cultivated area along the Euphrates River in Iraq, The Professional Geographer, 2: 1–14.

Gibson, G.R., J.B. Campbell and C.E. Zipper. 2015. Sociopolitical influences on cropland area change in Iraq. Applied Geography, 62: 339–346.

Gibson, G.R., J.B. Campbell, and R.H. Wynne, 2012. Three decades of war and food insecurity in Iraq, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 78(8): 885–895.

Gibson, G.R. and J.B. Campbell, 2011. War and agriculture: Three decades of cropland land cover change in central Iraq, Proceedings of the 18th Pecora Symposium: Forty Years of Earth Observation…Understanding a Changing World, pp 14–17.

Gibson, G.R., J.B. Campbell, and L.M. Kennedy, 2009. Fifty-one years of shoreline change at Little Lagoon, Alabama, Southeastern Geographer, 49(1): 67–83.

Work Experience

  • 2014-2017, Assistant Professor of Geospatial Science, United States Air Force Academy
  • 2006-2009, Instructor of Geospatial Science, United States Air Force Academy
  • 1989-2017, military service in both the Air Force and Army

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