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What was your previous position and where?I was an assistant professor of geography at Kent State University.
What brought you to LSU?I came to LSU for the opportunity to conduct research on the topics that intrigue me most and interact with bright undergraduate and graduate students at the Flagship university in my home state, and my alma mater.
What is your research interest?I am interested in anything related to the climate system, but especially the impact of variability and long-term changes to the atmospheric steering circulation on the surface environment.
What do you hope to accomplish at LSU?I hope to make a difference in studentsí lives while moving the body of knowledge in my field forward.
What do you enjoy most about LSU?I love the fact that no two days are ever the same, but yet they all give me the gratification of participating directly in the learning process in all of its forms, with so many other dedicated and energetic faculty, staff and students.
What are your major accomplishments?I have contributed to the rapid growth in the LSU Residential Colleges Program, published in well-respected journals in my field, mentored students who are now in rewarding careers and authored a textbook that is being used at many universities, all with the help of many fine colleagues.