Teaching

My teaching interests include dynamics, thermodynamics, introduction to meteorology, convection, mesoscale meteorology, and radar.  I enjoy teaching and helping create the next generation of scientists.  I’m happy to have co-authored the textbook Mesoscale Meteorology in Midlatitudes, which has allowed me to reach students across the world.

Courses Taught at Penn State University:

EMSC 100S: First-Year Seminar (Fall 2015)

METEO 411: Introduction to Synoptic Lab (Fall 2002, 2003, 2004)

METEO 414: Mesoscale Meteorology (Spring 2004, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2016 Fall 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014)

METEO 431: Atmospheric Thermodynamics (Fall 2008)

METEO 480W: Undergraduate Research (Spring 2006)

METEO 497/597: Introduction to Radar Analysis and Observations (Fall 2003,2004, Spring 2004, 2005)

New course designed to give students hands-on experience operating mobile radars, collecting and analyzing their data, and reporting the results. Required many hours in the field during the 8-week IOP and many hours organizing the logistics of the field experiment.

METEO 529: Mesoscale Dynamics (Spring 2006, 2009, 2011; Fall 2012, Spring 2015)

METEO 538: Atmospheric Convection (Fall 2007, Spring 2010, Spring 2014)

METEO 574: Atmospheric Dynamics Seminar (Fall 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, Spring 2005, 2006 ,2007, 2008)