I am the Associate Director for the Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (CIMMS) at the University of Oklahoma’s National Weather Center and I am an Instructor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability.  I am also the Manager of the DOE Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program Data Quality Office, located within CIMMS.  I have lived and worked in Norman since August 1995 after migrating from the Illinois State Water Survey at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  I  received the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences Dean’s Award for Outstanding Service in 2011 and 2017.

I am the faculty advisor for OU Green Week and for the Geography and Environmental Sustainability Club.   I was named the OU Student Government Association Outstanding Faculty Member in April 2017, and was given a College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences Dean’s Award for Outstanding Teaching in September 2017.  I normally teach GEOG 3443, Environment and Society, which takes a critical look at human-environment relations past, present, and future.  It is a required course for some majors and a Gen Ed upper division elective for anyone. I also now teach ENST 4983, Environmental Studies Capstone, during spring semesters.

Research wise, I am interested in place-based risk perception, Indigenous understandings of weather and climate, environmental discourse, and agricultural land use in relation to drought.

More details are contained in Google Scholar and in my mini curriculum vitae