Hello and welcome to my website! I’m a Meteorologist, Senior Lecturer and the Meteorology Undergraduate Coordinator in the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences here at UNC Charlotte. I teach a variety of courses within the department, including: Earth Science -Physical Geography (ESCI 1101) , Earth Science Senior Seminar (ESCI 4600), Weather and Climate (METR 3140), Synoptic Meteorology (METR 3245) and Weather Forecasting (METR 3330). Feel free to contact me anytime if you have a question about a course, the department or the meteorology program. Make an appointment on Starfish today!
I grew up in rural western PA and had the opportunity to live 18 years on the western slopes of the Appalachian Mountains, downwind of Lake Erie – so my love of meteorology started with lake effect snow and only grew from there!
Growing up in PA, the obvious choice of college for me was Penn State and their great meteorology program (not to mention in-state tuition!). I graduated with a BS (2002) and an MS (2004) degree in meteorology and amassed quite a bit of teaching experience as both a lab instructor and general education instructor. My graduate work focused on atmospheric oxidation in the Mexico City Metropolitan Area (MCMA) and how to improve air quality in large metro centers.
After graduation, I taught for one year at Bloomsburg University in north-eastern PA in their geography department, teaching both meteorology and physical geography courses.
In the summer of 2006, I moved to Charlotte, NC and began my career at UNC Charlotte as a meteorologist/senior lecturer in the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences and became part of a great team of atmospheric scientists in a program that we’ve worked so hard to build and expand!
My door is always open, feel free to stop by!