Nancy Glenn appointed vice president for research and economic development

Boise State University has chosen Dr. Nancy Glenn to be the next Vice President for Research and Economic Development.

“We had a very impressive list of candidates – people with exceptional experience and talent in the multiple aspects of this role. The enthusiasm for Dr. Glenn’s leadership in the context of this group of candidates signals a strong positive assessment from our colleagues of his ability to lead the way. Dr. Glenn understands the needs of our faculty and students, the needs of the state, and the opportunities we have for the future. She will help us create the next iteration of the university’s research enterprise, advancing the work of our two internal constituents and engaging and supporting our external partners,” said Dr. Marlene Tromp, State Chair of Wooded.

Nancy Glenn, Vice President of Research and Economic Development, portrait by Priscilla Grover

Glenn has served as Acting Vice President for Research and Economic Development and is a professor in the Department of Geosciences at the College of Arts and Sciences.

“I am honored to lead the research and creative activity enterprise at Boise State University, and thrilled to work with our talented community,” said Glenn. “I look forward to supporting and empowering our researchers across campus, collaborating with university leadership, and helping realize the university’s vision to be a premier research university. plan focused on student success. »

Glenn is passionate about providing opportunities for the Boise State community and partners to engage in the excitement of knowledge discovery and the research process. She looks forward to expanding research opportunities for students, faculty, and staff by collaborating with partners in all divisions of Boise State and beyond campus. She brings a deep commitment to developing positive relationships and an entrepreneurial approach to developing research and combining them to help others succeed.

Her various leadership roles, including Director, Department Chair, Federal Relations Liaison, and a cross-appointment with the Department of Energy, have provided Dr. Glenn with a deep understanding of how universities and agencies operate. in several divisions. As science lead for a statewide project, Dr. Glenn created a faculty mentorship program, driving academic achievement and retention. She co-developed the interdisciplinary Human-Environment Systems (HES) initiative at Boise State, which includes innovative structures and policies to incentivize and reward faculty to produce, in partnership, a substantial positive impact on the communities in which they serve. working.

Glenn’s research focuses on imaging spectroscopy and lidar remote sensing of the environment. As a researcher with over 90 peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Glenn and his students, along with his colleagues, have developed scientific remote sensing tools to monitor and improve dryland ecosystems. She has raised over $30 million in external funding for her lab to advance student knowledge of remote sensing, data science and engineering, research process, and communication. His research has been supported by grants from NASA, the National Science Foundation, NOAA, the United States Department of Defense, the United States Department of Energy, the United States Department of Agriculture, and the United States Department of Agriculture. ‘Interior.

His national and international involvement includes serving on the editorial board and guest writing of several journals, participating in reviews of studies of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, and serving on several steering committees. for NASA and the National Science Foundation.

Glenn received his BS in Geological Engineering from the University of Nevada Reno, his MS in Civil Engineering from UC Berkeley, and his PhD in Geoengineering from the University of Nevada, Reno.

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