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Faculty

David M. Babb

  • Associate Teaching Professor of Meteorology
  • Fellow, John A. Dutton e-Education Institute
(814) 863-3918
dbabb@ems.psu.edu

William H. Brune

  • Distinguished Professor of Meteorology
(814) 865-3286
whb2@psu.edu

Xingchao (XC) Chen

  • Assistant Research Professor
  • Member of the Graduate Faculty
xzc55@psu.edu

Eugene E. Clothiaux

  • Professor of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
(814) 865-2915
eec3@psu.edu

Kenneth J. Davis

  • Professor of Atmospheric and Climate Science
(814) 863-8601
kjd10@psu.edu

Anthony C. Didlake Jr.

  • Assistant Professor of Meteorology
(814) 863-4636
didlake@psu.edu

Jenni L. Evans

  • Director, Institute for CyberScience. phone: +1 (814) 867-6075
  • Professor of Meteorology & Atmospheric Science, phone +1 (814) 865-3240
  • Website: https://ics.psu.edu/director
Jenni.Evans@psu.edu

Steven B. Feldstein

  • Research Professor
(814) 865-7042
sbf1@meteo.psu.edu

Chris E. Forest

  • Professor of Climate Dynamics
  • Earth and Environmental Systems Institute Associate
  • Director, Penn State Center for Earth System Modeling, Analysis, and Data (ESMAD)
  • Associate Director, Network for Sustainable Climate Risk Management (SCRiM)
(814) 865-0710
ceforest@psu.edu

Jose D. Fuentes

  • Professor of Meteorology
(814) 863-1585
jdfuentes@psu.edu

Melissa Gervais

  • Assistant Professor of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
(814) 863-3920
mmg62@psu.edu

Steven Greybush

  • Associate Professor of Meteorology
  • Associate Director, Center for Advanced Data Assimilation and Predictability Techniques
  • Fellow of the Institute for CyberScience
(814) 867-4926
sjg213@psu.edu

John Harlim

  • Professor of Mathematics and Meteorology
(814) 863-9024
jharlim@psu.edu

Jerry Y. Harrington

  • Professor of Meteorology
(814) 863-1584
jyh10@psu.edu

Gregory S. Jenkins

  • Professor of Meteorology
(814) 865-0479
gsj1@psu.edu

James Kasting

  • Evan Pugh Professor
  • Department of Geosciences and Meteorology
(814) 865-3207
jfk4@psu.edu

Andrew N. Kleit

  • Professor of Energy and Environmental Economics
  • MICASU Faculty Fellow in Energy, Environmental and Mineral Economics
(814) 865-0711
ank1@psu.edu

Matthew R. Kumjian

  • Associate Professor of Meteorology
(814) 863-1581
kumjian@psu.edu

Sukyoung Lee

  • Professor of Meteorology
  • John T. Ryan, Jr. Faculty Fellow in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
(814) 863-1587
sxl31@psu.edu

Kelly Lombardo

  • Associate Professor of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
(814) 863-0791
kal6112@psu.edu

Michael E. Mann

  • Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science
  • Joint Appointment with the Department of Geosciences
  • Director, Earth System Science Center
(814) 863-4075
mann@psu.edu

Paul Markowski

  • Professor of Meteorology
  • Associate Head, Graduate Program in Meteorology
(814) 865-9736
pmarkowski@psu.edu

Raymond G. Najjar, Jr.

  • Professor of Oceanography
  • Joint Appointment with the Department of Geosciences
(814) 863-1586
rgn1@psu.edu

Jon M. Nese

  • Associate Head, Undergraduate Program in Meteorology
  • Teaching Professor in Meteorology
  • Weather World Host, Feature Writer & Producer
(814) 863-4076
j2n@psu.edu

Ying Pan

  • Assistant Professor of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
(814) 865-8077
yyp5033@psu.edu

Yvette Richardson

  • Professor of Meteorology
  • Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, College of EMS
(814) 863-1992
yrichardson@psu.edu

David J. Stensrud

  • Department Head and Professor of Meteorology
(814) 863-7714
david.stensrud@psu.edu

Johannes Verlinde

  • Professor of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
(814) 863-9711
jxv7@psu.edu

George S. Young

  • Professor of Meteorology
  • Joint appointment with the GeoEnvironmental Engineering Program
(814) 863-4228
g3y@psu.edu

Colin Zarzycki

  • Assistant Professor of Meteorology and Climate Dynamics
(814) 863-6888
czarzycki@psu.edu

Fuqing Zhang (DIED UNEXPECTEDLY ON FRIDAY, JULY 19)

  • Distinguished Professor, Pennsylvania State University
  • Director, Penn State Center for Advanced Data Assimilation and Predictability Techniques
  • Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, and Department of Statistics
(814) 865-0470
fzhang@psu.edu

Research and Teaching Faculty and Staff

Chad P. Bahrmann

  • Assistant Research Professor
  • Director of Meteorology Computing
(814) 865-9500
cpb11@psu.edu

Zachary R. Barkley

  • Researcher
(570) 905-7621
zrb5027@psu.edu

Kevin Bowley

  • Assistant Teaching Professor
(814) 863-8253
kbowley@psu.edu

Zhifang Chen

  • ADAPT Center Assistant
zuc210@psu.edu

Sha Feng

  • Assistant Research Professor
  • Member of the Graduate Faculty
(814) 863-8320
sfeng@psu.edu

Marisa A. Ferger

  • Lecturer in Meteorology
(814) 865-5873
mferger@psu.edu

Tobias Gerken

  • Assistant Research Professor
tobias.gerken@psu.edu

Maria Herrmann

  • Assistant Research Professor
mxh367@psu.edu

Kyle A. Imhoff

  • Researcher
  • Pennsylvania State Climatologist
(814) 865-8732
kai5024@psu.edu

Yinghui Lu

  • Assistant Research Professor
(814) 865-1678
yxl232@psu.edu

Rob Lydick

  • On-Air Meteorologist
  • Researcher
(814) 863-4229
rob.lydick@psu.edu

Natasha L. Miles

  • Associate Research Professor
  • Member of Graduate Faculty
(814) 880-8087
nmiles@psu.edu

David O. Miller

  • Assistant Research Professor
(814) 865-3241
dom101@psu.edu

Sonya K. Miller

  • Researcher
  • Associate Director, Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk
  • Associate Director, Earth System Science Center
  • Instructor, METEO 469: From Meteorology to Mitigation: Understanding Global Warming
(814) 865-4177
smiller@psu.edu

Al Moyle

  • Assistant Research Professor
amm14@psu.edu

Arthur A. Person

  • Assistant Research Professor
(814) 863-1563
aap1@psu.edu

Scott J. Richardson

  • Associate Research Professor
(814) 863-1038
srichardson@psu.edu

Jacola Roman

  • Assistant Research Professor
jzr80@psu.edu

James H. Ruppert, Jr.

  • Assistant Research Professor
james.ruppert@psu.edu

William F. Ryan

  • Affiliate Assistant Research Professor
(814) 865-9025
wfr1@psu.edu

Steve Seman

  • Assistant Teaching Professor
  • Assistant Director, Certificate of Achievement in Weather Forecasting program
  • Fellow, John A. Dutton e-Education Institute
(814) 863-7205
sas405@psu.edu

Israel Silber

  • Assistant Research Professor
ixs34@psu.edu

William J. Syrett

  • Assistant Teaching Professor in Meteorology, New Student Orientation (NSO Adviser), Irvin Hall (E&MS Special Living Option) Adviser, Campus Weather Service and PSU Storm Chase Club Adviser
  • Manager, Joel N. Myers Weather Center
(814) 865-6172
syrett@meteo.psu.edu

Yunji Zhang

  • Assistant Research Professor
  • Assistant Director, Penn State Center for Advanced Data Assimilation and Predictability Techniques
yuz31@psu.edu

Robert F. Ziegler

  • Research Technologist
(814) 863-4526
ziegler@meteo.psu.edu

Affiliate and Courtesy Faculty

Guido Cervone

  • Associate Director of the Institute for CyberScience
  • Associate Professor of Geography (Geoinformatics)
  • Courtesy Faculty Appointment with the Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
(814) 863-0179
cervone@psu.edu

Miriam A. Freedman

  • Associate Professor of Chemistry
  • Courtesy Faculty Appointment with the Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
(814) 867-4267
maf43@psu.edu

Brian J. Gaudet

  • Affiliate Assistant Research Professor
bjg20@psu.edu

Sue Ellen Haupt

  • Scientific Program Manager, Weather Systems Assessment Program, NCAR and
  • Affiliate Professor of Meteorology, Department of Meteorology
(303) 497-2763
haupt@ucar.edu

Scott A. Isard, Dr.

  • Professor of Aerobiology
  • Departments of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology and Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences
(814) 865-6290
sai10@psu.edu

Tim Kane

  • Professor of Electrical Engineering
  • Courtesy Faculty Appointment with the Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
  • Senior Research Scientist, Applied Research Laboratory
(814) 863-8727
tjk7@psu.edu

Thomas Lauvaux

  • Research Scientist - Make Our Planet Great Again fellow
  • Academic Affiliate
thomas.lauvaux@lsce.ipsl.fr

Tyler McCandless

  • Machine Learning Scientist, NCAR Research Applications Laboratory
  • Affiliate Assistant Professor of Meteorology
(303) 497-8448
mccandle@ucar.edu

Hugh Morrison

  • Affiliate Assistant Professor of Meteorology
morrison@ucar.edu

Anne M. Thompson

  • Affiliate Professor of Meteorology

David W. Titley

  • Professor of Practice, Department of Meteorology
  • Director, Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk
  • Professor, School of International Affairs
(814) 867-4750
dwt12@psu.edu

Post Doctoral Scholars

Robert Ceres

  • Post Doctoral Scholar
rlc299@psu.edu

Alex Kowaleski

  • Post Doctoral Scholar
(814) 863-8253
amk429@psu.edu

Ruixue Lei

  • Post Doctoral Scholar
rxl5385@psu.edu

Atsushi Okazaki

  • Post Doctoral Scholar
apo5222@psu.edu

Fan Wu

  • Post Doctoral Scholar
fvw5116@psu.edu

Administrative Staff

Karen Corl

  • Record Specialist 3
  • (Graduate Program Coordinator)
(814) 863-9500
kqc8@psu.edu

Amber DeCosmo

  • Enrollment Services Specialist 2
  • (Undergraduate Program Coordinator)
(814) 863-8565
ale11@psu.edu

Ginger Kowalchuk

  • Administrative Support Assistant 2
  • (Web Content, Corporate Recruiting, and Alumni Coordinator)
(814) 865-0478
ggk2@psu.edu

Lynn K. Persing

  • Administrative Support Coordinator 5
  • (Office Manager)
(814) 863-8568
persing@ems.psu.edu

Jennifer Renoe

  • Administrative Support Coordinator 4
  • Certified Research Administrator
(814) 863-7326
jrenoe@psu.edu

Christy Wellar

  • Financial Coordinator 3
  • Travel and Purchasing Coordinator
(814) 863-8566
clw461@psu.edu

Graduate Students

Nicholas Barron

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student
nrb171@psu.edu

Elissa A. Bartos

  • M.S. Graduate Student
eas558@psu.edu

Alexandra L. Brosius

  • Student researcher in the Virtual Planetary Laboratory at NASA Goddard
avb5903@psu.edu

Lily Campbell

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student
ljc42@psu.edu

Man-Yau ("Joseph") Chan

  • Ph.D Candidate
mxc98@psu.edu

Joseph Clark

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student
juc414@psu.edu

Abhisek Das

  • Ph.D Graduate Student
apd5662@psu.edu

Keenan Eure

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student
kce115@psu.edu

Da Fan

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student
dxf424@psu.edu

Adisen Fenrich

  • M.S. Graduate Student
amf6578@psu.edu

Hartzel Gillespie

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student
(434) 610-9328
hjg5116@psu.edu

Michelle Gore

  • Ph.D Graduate Student
mjg6459@psu.edu

Qinxue Gu

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student
qzg18@psu.edu

Rachel Gutierrez

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student
rzg85@psu.edu

Christopher Hartman

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student
cxh416@psu.edu

Jena Jenkins

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student
jzj76@psu.edu

Branden T. Katona

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student
bik5072@psu.edu

Dong Wan (Lewis) Kim

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student
dxk582@psu.edu

Alicia Klees

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student
amk5375@psu.edu

Chelsey Laurencin

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student
cnl18@psu.edu

Stephanie Lin, sql5934

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student
stephlin0117@gmail.com

Yuzhu Lin

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student
yxl5930@psu.edu

Scott Loeffler

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student
swl5295@psu.edu

Colton Milcarek

  • M.S. Graduate Student
(804) 591-6606
cjm6359@psu.edu

Zachary Moon

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student
zlm1@psu.edu

Maria Morales-Caez

  • M.S. Graduate Student
mum1904@psu.edu

Shawn Murdzek

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student
sfm5282@psu.edu

Paul Mykolajtchuk

  • M.S. Graduate Student
pum165@psu.edu

Steven Michael Naegele

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student
(303) 497-2802
svn5241@psu.edu

Kyle M. Nardi

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student
kmn182@psu.edu

Kelly Marie Nunez Ocasio

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student
kmn18@psu.edu

Robert Nystrom

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student
rnystrom@psu.edu

Yue Pan

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student
yzp19@psu.edu

Mingyu Park

  • Ph.D. Candidate
mup65@psu.edu

Gwenore Pokrifka

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student
gfp5025@psu.edu

Andrew Polasky

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student
adp29@psu.edu

Karly Jackson Reimel

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student
kjr50@psu.edu

Kristina Alixis Rolph

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student
kar5469@psu.edu

Jesus Ruiz-Plancarte

  • Ph.D.Candidate
jzr201@psu.edu

Arkayan Samaddar

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student
(814) 321-5779
aus372@psu.edu

Sean Santellanes

  • M.Sc. Graduate Student
srs434@psu.edu

Vikrant Sapkota

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student
vqs5271@psu.edu

Seth Saslo

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student
sfs153@psu.edu

Jon Seibert

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student
jjs5895@psu.edu

Scott Sieron

  • Ph.D. Candidate
sbs5130@psu.edu

Jacob Sorber

  • M.S. Graduate Student
jds5888@psu.edu

Samantha Staskiewicz

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student
sms1219@psu.edu

Dylan Steinkruger

  • M.S. Graduate Student
dus925@psu.edu

Sham Thanekar

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student
smt5597@psu.edu

Dana M. Tobin

  • Ph.D. Student
dmt5296@psu.edu

Jonathan Unger

  • M.S. Graduate Student
jdu5026@psu.edu

Aaron Wang

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student
auw317@psu.edu

Daniel Wesloh

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student
dfw5129@psu.edu

Malcolm Wilson

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student
mtw5270@psu.edu

Kai Wu

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student
(814) 777-6982
kzw151@psu.edu

Sarah Wugofski

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student
sjw5417@psu.edu

Zhu (Judy) Yao

  • M.S. Graduate Student
zuy121@psu.edu

Aara'L Yarber

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student
auy57@psu.edu

Chau Lam (Chris) Yu

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student
cuy89@psu.edu

Emeritus and Retired Faculty

Peter R. Bannon

  • Professor Emeritus of Atmospheric Science
(814) 863-1309
bannon@ems.psu.edu

Alfred K. Blackadar, (Deceased - January 17, 2015)

  • Professor Emeritus of Meteorology

Craig F. Bohren

  • Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Meteorology
cfb@psu.edu

John J. Cahir

  • Professor of Meteorology and
  • Vice Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Education, Emeritus
jjc2@psu.edu

Toby N. Carlson

  • Professor of Meteorology Emeritus
(814) 863-1582
tnc@psu.edu

Carl R. Chelius

  • Assistant Professor, Retired
crc1@psu.edu

John H. E. Clark

  • Associate Professor Emeritus of Meteorology
j6c@psu.edu

John Diercks

  • Retired Professor of Meteorology
jdw9@psu.edu

John A. Dutton

  • Professor Emeritus of Meteorology
  • Dean Emeritus, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
dutton@ems.psu.edu

William M. Frank

  • Professor Emeritus of Tropical Meteorology
wmf3@psu.edu

Alistair B. Fraser

  • Professor Emeritus of Meteorology

J. Michael Fritsch

  • Distinguished Professor of Meteorology Emeritus
jmf6@psu.edu

Lee Grenci

  • Retired Senior Lecturer in Meteorology
lxg17@psu.edu

Charles L. Hosler

  • Professor Emeritus of Meteorology
  • Senior Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School Emeritus
hosler@ems.psu.edu

Paul G. Knight

  • Retired
  • Senior Lecturer in Meteorology
  • Weather World Host, Feature Writer & Producer
  • Pennsylvania State Climatologist
pgk2@psu.edu

Dennis Lamb

  • Professor Emeritus of Meteorology
lno@psu.edu

Nelson L. Seaman

  • Professor of Meteorology
seaman@ems.psu.edu

Hampton N. Shirer

  • Associate Professor Emeritus of Meteorology
  • Associate Dean Emeritus for Education, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
hns@psu.edu

David R. Stauffer

  • Research Professor of Meteorology
(814) 863-3932
drs8@psu.edu

Dennis W. Thomson

  • Professor of Meteorology Emeritus
thomson@ems.psu.edu

John C. Wyngaard

  • Professor Emeritus of Meteorology
  • Joint appointment with the Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Joint appointment with the GeoEnvironmental Engineering Program
wyngaard@ems.psu.edu