Lecturer IV and Associate Research Scientist; Faculty Director of First Year Student Engagement, College of Engineering; Graduate Advisor: CLASP SUGS/Atmospheric Science; Undergraduate Advisor: Meteorology
Climate and Space Sciences and EngineeringClimate & Space Research Building University of Michigan 2455 Hayward Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2143
Ph.D., M.S., B.S., Atmospheric & Space Science, University of Michigan
CLIMATE 414: Weather Systems
CLIMATE 440: Meteorological Analysis Laboratory
CLIMATE 463: Air Pollution Meteorology
ENGR 110: Design Your Engineering Experience
Synoptic and Boundary Layer Meteorology; Weather Forecasting; Air Quality; Climate Adaptation
After obtaining a BS degree in meteorology back in 1984, I worked as a forecast meteorologist for seven years before beginning doctoral studies within the AOSS Department. My doctoral research and studies focused on the topic of air pollution meteorology. Over the past two decades, my research has continued in this area, as I have worked on a number of projects related to the emission, tranport, tranformation and fate of various pollutants.
As noted, a significant portion of my work is also tied to teaching and education research. In addition to teaching courses in general synoptic meteorology and weather analysis/forecasting, I also teach two courses for the broader College of Engineering (Engin 110 and Engin 290) community. Engin 110 provides incoming freshmen with an introduction into various career paths open to students, as well as assists these students in determining which curricular and co-curricular activities exist to help them pursue these career paths. Engin 290 is a course which has been designed to help College of Engineering transfer students transition from their previous institutions and into the University of Michigan.
In recent years, my teaching activities have lead me to participate in research which is focused on obtaining a better understanding of how students learn, such that I can provide better support and instruction in the years to come.