Skip Glenn has been a member of the Pitt-Johnstown faculty since 2012 after serving for five years as a VP for Marketing and Development for the United Way of Westmoreland County and as adjunct professor at McKenna School of Business, Saint Vincent College.
His academic career started with Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City as an adjunct professor of international trade and marketing, as well as marketing director and program officer for the Continuing Education at Borough of Manhattan Community College, and New York City College of Technology in Brooklyn. Skip received his undergraduate degree in Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia and Masters in Marketing at the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College, City University of New York.
Skip has worked in a wide range of non-profit and for-profit settings as a marketing director or manager. He has marketed and managed contract training and entrepreneurship programs in New York, sold new technologies for textile and machining industry, as well as serving as a chief flight instructor and charter pilot for various aviation firms.
In the area of academic research, he has explored remote regions of Latin America and Africa as an entomologist and field biologist in the search of new species of insects and birds for the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia. The fruits from his fieldwork have resulted in his naming seven new species of katydids and one new grasshopper, along with training many local biologists.
At Pitt-Johnstown, Skip teaches principles of marketing, internet marketing, international marketing, marketing management, product management, distribution management, promotion management and entrepreneurship. In 2014, he helped establish the IdeaLab as a specialized space that fosters creative learning for the newly launched Entrepreneurship Seminar.
He is involved with helping and promoting local non-profit groups to develop greater capacities in marketing their services, value to their community, and audiences. Recent, projects include the establishment of AlleghenyX.org, the Allegheny Adventure Network (Cambria County Convention and Visitors Bureau), as well as launching the inaugural PitchFEST at Showcase for Commerce (JARI).
Skip has provided consulting services to a wide range of organizations including Valley School of Ligonier, Westmoreland Bar Association, Adelphoi, and Ligonier Valley YMCA. For many of the clients and organizations served, Skip builds and connects his students to projects and programs as part of his curriculum in order to generate both great experiences for Pitt-Johnstown students and samples of RealWorld projects for their portfolios.