Updated 8/1/2001


PhD., Geography  (expected May 2003-4)

Ed.M., Science Education  May 2001

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

B.S., Meteorology, Hydrology Minor, Area of Concentration in Business  May 1999

The University of Oklahoma

Recent Work Experience

6/99 – present     Office of the NJ St. Climatologist,            Rutgers Univ.             Piscataway, NJ

12/98 - 5/99         O.U. School of Meteorology,                   Univ. of Oklahoma     Norman, OK

5/97 - 5/99           Oklahoma Climatological Survey (OCS),  Univ. of Oklahoma     Norman, OK

7/94 - 1/97           Metuchen Board of Education Office                                            Metuchen, NJ


        Expert in Win95/98/NT, HTML/web design, MS Word/Excel/Powerpoint, VI Editor, Adobe Photoshop 5.5, and email

        Extensive oral and written communication skills acquired as an instructor for OCS training workshops, a meteorology lab instructor, OU SCAMS President, volunteer weather briefings and tours, and numerous papers and presentations from AMS Meetings to proposals to elementary, middle, and high school classroom weather lessons

        Highly knowledgeable in Unix-based systems, ClarisWorks, FTP, WebCT, digital cameras, Macs, scanners, LCD projectors, and laptops

        Current responsibilities include: day-to-day operation of the NJ WxNet- an hourly weather network, WebManager for ONJSC web sites, creating online lessons/case studies, coordinating activities for grant research, co-authoring numerous proposals and papers, and giving presentations. 


Honors, Achievements, and Activities

        Rutgers University Team Manager, National Forecasting Contest, 2000-2001

        Volunteer Weather Specialist and Forecaster, Kids As Global Scientists – One Sky, Many Voices Program, 2000 and 2001

        AMS Graduate Student Travel Grant recipient, 80th Annual Meeting, 1/00 

        Student member of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) since 1995

        Active life member of Alpha Phi Omega, a National Co-Ed Community Service Fraternity, averaging 40 hours of community service per semester since Spring 1995

        Member, North Jersey Weather Observers since 2000

        Member, New Jersey Association for Educational Technology, 1999-2000

        AMS Student Volunteer 1997 and 1998

        President, Oklahoma Univ. Student Chapter of the American Meteorological Society, (OU SCAMS)    1996-97 and 1997-98

        Active participant for three years in the Local and National Forecasting Contests , at O.U.


        Lead author,  "Inquiry-based Weather Lessons Using Real-time Data" for the American Meteorological Society's 81st Annual Meeting, 1/01 

        Co-author,  "Educational Outreach Activities of a State Climate Office" for the American Meteorological Society's 81st Annual Meeting, 1/01 

        Author, “Downsloping Winds and Thermal Elevation Effects” for The Weather Shelter, North Jersey Weather Observers, Vol. 20, No. 11, 11/00

        Author, “New Jersey Weather Resources” for OMEGA Newsletter, The New Jersey Earth Science Teachers Association (NJESTA),  5/00

        Co-author,  "An Evaluation Of The Use Of Real-Time Weather Data By Public-Safety Agencies" for the American Meteorological Society's 79th Annual Meeting, 1/99

        Published in OkEM Quarterly Newsletter, (for OK public-safety) 9/99, 12/99, 5/00, 8/00