I teach a rotation of courses in support of undergraduate and graduate studies in Meteorology and Earth Sciences Programs (Earth and Environmental Sciences BS, Environmental Studies BA) at UNC Charlotte. Specifically, my courses satisfy major requirements or elective options for the BS in Meteorology, BS in Earth and Environmental Sciences, and BA in Environmental Studies. My colleagues in the Meteorology Program include Dr. Casey Davenport, Dr. Matt Eastin, Dr. Jack Scheff, and Mr. Terry Shirley. The Meteorology Program and the Earth Sciences Programs are part of the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences (GeoEarth)which houses research, teaching, and degree programs in not only meteorology and Earth sciences, but also GIS science, human geography, urban studies, physical geography, remote sensing, landscape ecology, geology, and hydrology.
I teach four courses a year. I developed the course materials from the ground up based on my research and graduate school experiences in the field of atmospheric sciences. Physical Meteorology (METR 3220) is a required course in the Meteorology major where we discuss topics in atmospheric physics such as cloud microphysics, lightning, and atmospheric radiation. Global Environmental Change (ESCI 3101) is an overview of the physical reasons for the observed global warming and a discussion of current climate adaptation and mitigation efforts. Atmospheric Chemistry is a detailed discussion of the meteorology and chemistry needed to understand air quality problems and stratospheric ozone depletion. My fourth course is TBD right now, but most recently I have taught Climate Dynamics, Thermodynamics, and Applied Climatology. Visit the course webpages below for a current/recent syllabus, and please email me if you have additional questions.
Physical Meteorology (METR 3220)
Global Environmental Change (ESCI 3101) (ESCI 3000 in Fall 2012)
Atmospheric Chemistry (METR 4220 / ESCI 5220) (was METR 4000 / ESCI 5000 in Spring 2012)
Atmospheric Thermodynamics (METR 3210)
Climate Dynamics (METR 4205/ESCI 5205)
Applied Climatology (METR 4150 / ESCI 5150)
See the Teaching tab at the top for any updates to my teaching.
In Geography and Earth Sciences, I am most involved in working on curriculum development for the Meteorology Program and major, and the Geography PhD. I hope to develop advanced courses in statistical analysis methods and/or biogeophysical modeling in the future, but we will see.