Norval D. Glenn
Born on August 13, 1933 at the Glenn Ranch in Lea County, New Mexico, Norval attended school in Tatum, New Mexico and received a B.A. in Social Science from New Mexico State University. After serving in the Army for four years, Norval earned his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Texas at Austin. He taught at Miami University in Ohio and University of Illinois in Urbana until 1964. That year he returned to teach in the Sociology Department at UT Austin where he remained on the faculty until his retirement in January 2011. Dr. Glenn joined NCFR in 1976.
Norval was the Ashbel Smith Professor, University of Texas since 1984 and Stiles Professor in American Studies, University of Texas since 1991. Norval was a nationally and internationally recognized sociologist, and his passing is a loss to the sociology research community.
Dr. Glenn's obituary was published in the Austin American-Statesman.