Earned and Honorary Degrees

PhD, Geography, Michigan State University
MA, Geography, Michigan State University
BS, Earth Science, Central Michigan University


My research interests span the following areas: climatology, meteorology, physical geography, natural hazards, earth and environmental science, science education.


Introduction to Meteorology (MET 125)
Understanding Climate Change (MET 244)
Unique Microclimates (MET 250)
Oceanography (MET 270)
Synoptic Meteorology I (MET 364)
Thermodynamics (PHY 330)

Personal Interests

The following activities bring me joy: spending time with friends, spending time with the dog and cat, songwriting and performing, hiking, camping, backpacking, snowshoeing, travel, visiting national parks, gardening, home brewing, and learning exciting new things about our planet and universe.