J. Andy Gleason

J. Andy Gleason
Senior Lecturer of Geosciences


  • Geologic hazard evaluation and mitigation 
  • Landslides, rockfalls, debris flows, and avalanches 
  • Snow hydrology 


  • B.A., Geology with Honors with a minor in Environmental Science and Forestry, University of Vermont, 1987
  • M.S., Earth Science, Montana State University, 1996
  • Doctoral Studies, Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Wyoming, 2001- 2006


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About Andy Gleason

Andy Gleason has been at FLC since 2010 starting as an adjunct instructor. He has been a Lecturer in the Department of Geosciences since 2016.

Andy specializes in geologic hazard evaluation and mitigation with experience in landslides, rockfalls, debris flows and snow avalanches. He is a former avalanche forecaster with the CAIC and geologist with the Colorado Geologic Survey. He is currently conducting research on snow hydrology for NASA’s Snow Ex project. He volunteers with the Village Aid Project and helps build water systems and schools in developing countries. 

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