My research examines on how society copes with extreme weather, especially winter storms. Earlier projects examined the impacts of snow and ice storms and how groups such as emergency managers and school superintendents dealt with such storms. In more recent years, I have shifted to examining the impacts of inclement weather and COVID-19 on traffic crashes. My book, Superstorm 1950, will be published by Purdue University Press in January 2023.
My classes are active, engaging, and rigorous. I teach a variety of courses in physical geography and meteorology. Below are the courses that I teach most often.
GEOG 101 - most semesters
METC 230 - every year or two
METC 330 - most spring semesters
METC 410 - every other fall
METC 447 - every other year
METC 450 - every other year