I consider myself a geographer who has research interests in synoptic and mesoscale meteorology/climatology, remote sensing and weather-societal interactions. More specifically, my current and future research emphases are focused on untangling the complex controls shaping distributions of thunderstorms surrounding urbanized regions. This interdisciplinary research draws upon my experience developing synoptic and mesoscale climatologies of severe weather and extends this focus to understand the interplay between human-land-atmosphere interactions, a growing research emphasis within geographic science.
The methodological approaches I embrace surround process-form interaction, a defining motif of geographic inquiry. By integrating larger time-scale aggregate " form " visualizations of climatological variables with smaller, process-based meteorological events that comprise them, the expression of nomothetic ideas about patterns of atmospheric phenomena emerge. These interdisciplinary research methods, borrowing datasets and tools from meteorology, climatology, statistics, geographic information science and natural hazards forward a holistic approach to understanding and solving complex human-environment issues.
Given the breadth of subject-areas prevalent under the umbrella of geography, I teach a wide range of courses. Introductory courses have covered many topics from atmospheric processes to global culture and religion. I also teach advanced courses covering atmospheric science to understanding human cognition and environmental perception.Watch Course Trailer