Al Karlin went to school at Rutger’s University and Miami University of Ohio. In 1982, He took a position at the University of Arkansas. While on the faculty, Al held positions in the Departments of Biology, Computer and Information Science, and Engineering Technology.
While at the University of Arkansas, Dr. Karlin spent some time at Stennis Space Center studying Remote Sensing. After he left the University, he spent a short time as a consultant, and in 2006, he took his current position with the Southwest Florida Water Management District where he manages LiDAR mapping projects district-wide.