I grew up just south of Pittsburgh and figured out at a very young age that I was fascinated by the weather. Forward ahead to college, and I ended up attending Penn State to get my B.S. and M.S. in meteorology. I was fortunate to get a job with the Penn State Weather Communications Group, which involved teaching and daily forecasting both in print for The New York Times and on television with the program Weather World. I also took on advising roles for the Department of Meteorology, which I found very enjoyable.
In 2007, I crossed Burrowes Road to my new home in the Ryan Family Student Center in Deike Building to serve as a College of Earth and Mineral Sciences mathematics lecturer and tutor as well as professional adviser. My interest and passion in advising continued to grow while there, and so it made natural sense to apply for my current position upon the retirement of my predecessor in 2012.
Outside of work, I love spending time with my wife, an elementary school teacher, and two children. I love sports and am a statistician for Penn State mens basketball along with mens and womens volleyball, and I also work in the press box for football games. I additionally enjoy attempting to golf on the rare occasion that I get a chance.
- B.S. in Meteorology, The Pennsylvania State University
- M.S. in Meteorology, The Pennsylvania State University
Associate Director for Outreach and Orientation
Research & Teaching Interests
Investigating the relationship between faculty and professional advising, working carefully with first-year students, and educational decision making.
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