|Academic Rank:||Public Service Assistant|
|Academic History:||M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison (Meteorology) 1982
B.A., Calvin College (Physics, Mathematics) 1980
Certification: Certified Consulting Meteorologist (American Meteorological Society, License #587)
|Area of Expertise:||Climate and weather data resources, climate variability and change, climate impacts on agriculture and water resources|
|Office Location:||J. Phil Campbell Research Center|
|Shipping Address:||J. Phil Campbell Research Center
1420 Experiment Station Rd
Watkinsville, GA 30677
|Additional Web site:||Georgia Climate
Research, Teaching, and Extension Work
In my current position, I serve as the agricultural climatologist for the Crop and Soil Sciences Department. My primary responsibility is to develop and deliver outreach materials on climate variability and change to Extension agents around the state and the nation, particularly in the areas of impacts on crops and livestock. I also serve as a resource for the University of Georgia by providing weather and climate data and analyses to university scientists and user groups across the Southeast US. In addition, I am a regional coordinator for the volunteer CoCoRaHS (Community Cooperative Rain Hail and Snow) rainfall network in Georgia and am serving on the advisory board for the Georgia Automated Environmental Monitoring Network and the UGA Peanut Team. I am also currently serving on the American Meteorological Society’s Board on Continuing Professional Development and am an active Certified Consulting Meteorologist in the areas of forensic meteorology and climatology.
In the past I have also worked as the Georgia Assistant State Climatologist, the Wisconsin State Climatologist and in the National Weather Service. I also previously served as President of the American Association of State Climatologists and on the American Meteorological Society’s Board of Applied Climatology.