A rare south Atlantic hurricane (2005).
Welcome to my site at UNC Asheville. As with all faculty in our department, I teach a variety of courses each
year. My research focus includes tropical cyclones (particularly genesis, remote sensing, and more recently crowd
sourcing of science. My teaching interests center around those topics as well as scientific writing and climate
I came to UNC Asheville in 2005 after spending 2 years at the National Hurricane
Center in Miami FL. There I worked as a post-doc and visiting scientist on a project to assess and improve
the use of QuikSCAT ocean surface wind vectors in tropical cyclones. I left Miami just before Katrina and
Wilma hit that fall.
If you are considering attending UNC Asheville and majoring in Atmospheric Sciences, I encourage you to
browse through our department pages. We are a truly unique department and university that
focuses completely on undergraduate success. If you like virtually unlimited faculty access, small class
sizes, a challenging yet rewarding curriculum, internship opportunities at the NWS or National Center for Environmental Information(right in downtown Asheville), and deep preparation for careers in meteorology or graduate
school, then I think that you will find a home here.