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Glen Gibson

Title: Assistant Professor
Phone: 706-867-4482

Office: Downtown Office Bldg 1st Floor Room D, Dahlonega
Areas of Expertise: Geography, Geospatial Science

Courses Taught

  • GEOG 1101 Human Geography
  • GEOG 1102 World Regional Geography
  • GEOG 1111K Physical Geography
  • GEOG 3010 Military Geography
  • GISC 2011(L) Geographic Information Science


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

Research/Special Interests

  • Food security
  • Agricultural land cover change in response to war and instability
  • 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, 2017. Effects of recent instability on cultivated area along the Euphrates River in Iraq, The Professional Geographer, 69(2): 163–176.

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

  • 2017-Present, Assistant Professor of Geography and Geospatial Science, University of North Georgia
  • 2014-2017, Assistant Professor of Geospatial Science, United States Air Force Academy
  • 2006-2009, Instructor of Geospatial Science, United States Air Force Academy

Personal Information

Retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, 28 years of military service.

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