Curriculum Vitae  

Born and raised in New York City, when people ask me where I'm from, I like to say "all over the place".  After receiving my B.S. in Atmospheric Science at Cornell University in 2002, I attended graduate school at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from 2003 to 2010, achieving both a M.Sc. (2006) and Ph.D. (2010) in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, under the guidance of Dr. John Gyakum and Dr. Eyad Atallah.  My M.Sc. thesis focused on the extratropical transition of tropical cyclones, while my Ph.D dissertation analyzed synoptic-scale processes associated with cool-season extreme precipitation events.

After two years as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Kansas (2010-2012), I started as an Assistant Professor of Meteorology at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in early 2013, becoming an Associate Professor in 2019. In addition to my normal teaching and research responsibilities, I have helped lead several storm chasing field courses to the Great Plains and mobile observation courses in Florida.  

A lifelong NY Giants, San Antonio Spurs, and Syracuse Orange fan, I've been known to have soft spots for Canadians, Kansas, the Finger Lakes, Tim Duncan, Gregg Popovich, Manu Ginobili, and the Butler Bulldogs. I saw Gordon Hayward's shot almost go in.  

My teaching interests and responsibilities are in:

  • Meteorology fundamentals

  • Aviation weather

  • Synoptic-dynamic meteorology

  • Weather forecasting

  • Severe convection

  • Climate dynamics

My research interests include:

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