Richard K. Glenn has a Masters in Geology from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.  His professional experience includes petroleum geologic studies, field geologic mapping, structural geologic and seismic interpretation, permafrost, methane hydrate, and borehole temperature profile research.  Other specialties include year-round studies of physical properties of sea ice near Barrow, Alaska; temperature, salinity and crystallographic profiles of first- and multi-year sea ice and documentation of freeze-up, ice movement events and spring thaw.

Mr. Glenn is a member of the United States Arctic Research Commission; Ilisagvik College Board of Trustees; Board President of the Barrow Arctic Science Consortium; board member of the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States and member of the Native American Science Education Commission.

He has served as the director of the Department of Energy Management, North Slope Borough; general manager of Barrow Technical Services, a technical firm which provided project management consulting and geologic and scientific research support services; and as a geologist for the Arctic Slope Consulting Group.