Faculty and Staff

Dr John Knox and students tour Delta.

The faculty of the UGA Atmospheric Science Program are active and have won awards as teachers and researchers. Our faculty have been supported on research grants by multiple federal agencies, including NASA, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, National Science Foundation, U.S. Forest Service, Department of Energy, and the Department of Defense.

Our faculty have received outstanding teaching and advising awards from the University of Georgia such as the Distinguished Research Professor, Creative Research Medal, General Sandy Beaver Teaching Award. One of our faculty was selected as Georgia Professor of the Year and one of the Top 300 Professors in the United States. Faculty have received honors including: Captain Planet Foundation Protector of the Earth Award, AAG Media Award, American Meteorological Society Fellow, D. W. Brooks Award for Excellence in Research, Fulbright Fellow, Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, Theodore Fujita Research Achievement Award, and the AMS Charles E. Anderson Award.
Grundstein, Andrew J.
Associate Professor of Geography. Applied climatology, hydroclimatology, cryospheric studies, climate and human health (heat mortality, asthma). (PhD Delaware)
Knox, John A.
Associate Professor of Geography, Undergraduate Coordinator. Dynamics of weather and climate, geoscience education, atmospheric hazards, remote sensing applications. (PhD Wisconsin)
Mote, Thomas L.
Professor of Geography. Hydroclimatology, climate change, synoptic climatology/meteorology, and the application of geospatial technologies. (PhD Nebraska)
Porinchu, David
Associate Professor of Geography. Climate change in the late Pleistocene. (PhD UCLA)
Shepherd, J. Marshall
Professor of Geography, Program Director. Urban weather-climate, mesoscale weather processes, precipitation, tropical weather hazards, and satellite remote sensing. (PhD Florida State)
Knox, Pam
UGA Agricultural Climatologist
Stewart, Alan E.
Associate Professor of Education. Psychology of weather and climate, environmental and ecological psychology. (PhD Georgia)
Stooksbury, David
Associate Professor of Engineering and State Climatologist, Graduate Coordinator. Climate, coastal systems, wind/solar resources. (PhD Virginia)