Glen E. Archer

Glen E. Archer


  • Teaching Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • PhD, Electrical Engineering, Michigan Technological University
  • MA, Information Resources Management, Webster University
  • BS, Electrical Engineering, Texas Tech University


Glen Archer is a teaching professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Michigan Technological University. He received his BSEE from Texas Tech University. He brings nearly 30 years of experience as a U.S. Air Force officer to the university setting. He served as cryptographic linguist, an Air Training Command Master Instructor , cryptographic systems program manager for the US space program, and foreign air defense command and control systems threat analyst. He retired from the Air force at his final assignment as the Commandant of Cadets at AFROTC Detachment 400 here at Michigan Tech. He earned an MA in Information Systems Management from Webster University. He currently teaches Circuits and Instrumentation for non-electrical engineering majors, manages the electrical engineering undergraduate laboratories, and is working on his PhD in Electrical Engineering. He is the faculty advisor for Blue Marble Security Enterprise and Robotic Systems Enterprise. In his off-duty time, he pursues cross-country skiing and helps to maintain the Maasto Hiito/Churning Rapids trail system.

Areas of Interest

  • Image processing
  • Undergraduate EE labs
  • Counter-terrorism
  • Electronic warfare
  • Information operations