I am an atmospheric scientist and disaster geographer with an interest in extreme weather and societal impacts. My research team uses an interdisciplinary approach, employing techniques that span the social and physical sciences—from qualitative, survey-based research, to remote sensing and GIS, to the use of computer algorithms on remotely sensed data and numerical model output generated via high-performance computing. My scholarship characterizes the spatiotemporal distributions of hazardous weather phenomena, their societal impacts, and how, ultimately, disasters will change in the 21st century. The goal is to supply government and industry stakeholders, policymakers, and the public with the information necessary to mitigate disasters and build resilience in the face of rapid environmental and societal change.
Distinguished Teaching and Presidential Research, Scholarship and Artistry Professor
Certified Consulting Meteorologist
Office: Davis Hall 219D
Ph.D., University of Georgia