Careers in History Event
This lunch talk by our alumn, Glenn Lunden ’83, who is now a Senior Director of Subway Schedules, will inaugurate conversations we plan to have about the variety of careers History majors have. Next semester we will have several events, including with some alumni from the last decade with different career paths.
I hope you will come next week to meet Glenn Lunden, and other students and faculty.
History Matters… Careers Lunch talk sponsored by the History Department
Glenn Lunden ’83, NYC Transit Authority
“History Track / Career Track / Railroad Track.”
Glenn Lunden graduated from Wesleyan in 1983 with a B.A. in History, concentrating on American History. A 1981 Truman Scholar, he went on to earn a Master’s degree in Public Affairs and Urban and Regional Planning at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
A railroad enthusiast since childhood, Glenn often focused on transportation issues in many of his history, and economics classes at Wesleyan. He held a series of internships in public transportation, including at the Middletown (Ct.) Transit District, and the London Underground. After a brief stint at New Jersey Transit, he went to work for New York City Transit in 1986 and has been there ever since. At NYCT, Glenn has served in an array of planning and policy positions for the subway system, including service planning, fare policy, business planning, infrastructure and fleet planning, and operations analysis.
Since 2013, he has been the Senior Director of Subways Schedules, responsible for managing the staff, who prepare the train timetables and crew assignments needed for 8,091 train trips a day and who analyze rail operations to develop strategies for improvement. Glenn lives with his life partner, Frank Meola, in Brooklyn, NY, and commutes (of course) by subway.
November 4, 2014, 12-NOON, PAC
Lunch will be served