Glenn Etter has gone through a few life “phases.”
As an academic, he graduated with highest honors in English and Mathematics from the University of North Carolina, then completed a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology at UC-Berkeley. As a non-academic, he studied, performed, and taught improvisational theater for many years in the San Francisco area. He also worked for more than a decade as a whitewater rafting guide.
Glenn always liked the great outdoors. Often when outside, he would exclaim, “hey, we are in the great outdoors!” He eventually taught at an outdoor school for elementary schoolers in California, then joined the Field Naturalist Program at the University of Vermont as an experimental post-doc. It was there he learned more about the plants and animals of the Northeast; it was also there he met the great Teage O’Connor.
In his most recent life phase, Glenn has become a father and worked as a classroom teacher, mainly teaching English and creative writing to middle and high school students. The culmination of this life work is, of course, his role as the “good natured, slightly ignorant everyman” on The Single Acorn podcast. He is very happy to be working with Professor Eweagey and Dr. Fleener in this enterprise.
Glenn has many hobbies, including song-writing, watching birds, kayaking, playing games, making up hobbies, and dressing up like a raisin.