Curriculum Vitae

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EDUCATION
- Ph.D. in Geospatial and Environmental Analysis (GEA)- Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, expected May 2016.
- M.S. in Geography - Applied Atmospheric Science concentration, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, expected May 2012.
- B.A. in Geography - Geospatial & Environmental Analysis concentration, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, May 2010.

INTERESTS/EXPERTISE
- Hydrometeorology, climatology, and GIS & Remote Sensing, with a focus towards flooding and flash flooding, surface water hydrology, and GIS/remote sensing applications in these fields. Computer technology.

RESEARCH AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE
- Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Geography, Virginia Tech, Aug 2012 to present.
- Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Geography, Ball State University, Aug 2011 to May 2012.
- Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Geography, Ball State University, Aug 2010 to May 2011.
- Labratory Instructor (single lab), Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Management, Ball State University, Mar 2011.
- Co-Instructor & Lead Forecaster, Great Plains Storm Chase, Department of Geography, Virginia Tech, May 2009 to Jun 2009.
- Undergraduate Research, Department of Geography, Virginia Tech, Aug 2008 to Dec 2009.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
- Operational Meteorology Internship, National Weather Service, Blacksburg, Virginia, Jan 2009 to Jul 2010.
- Natural History Museum Curator, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Science, Virginia Tech, Aug 2009 to May 2010.
- Hydrometeorological Consultant, County of Pulaski Information Technology Department, Pulaski, Virginia, Nov 2009 to May 2010.
- Broadcast Meteorology Internship, WDBJ-DT, Roanoke, Virginia, Jan 2009 to May 2009.
- Research Technician, Department of Geography, Virginia Tech, Aug 2008 to Aug 2009.
- Forecaster, Great Plains Storm Chase, Department of Geography, Virginia Tech, May 2008 to Jun 2008.
- GIS/Remote Sensing Technician, Conservation Management Institute, Blacksburg, Virginia, Jan 2007 to Jun 2007.

THESIS

PUBLICATIONS

Manuscripts Submitted

Manuscripts in Preparation

Unpublished Articles & Papers

Technical Reports

LECTURES, SIMINARS, AND WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS

COMMUNITY SERVICE
- Featured speaker and guest at several local schools across the New River Valley, 2008 to 2011 (ex: Dublin Middle Schoolor Dublin Middle School pg 2).
- Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) Observer, Station #IN-DL-17, Sep 2011 to present.
- Benefactor, NWS/USGS High Water Mark signs purchased and installed at Radford, Virginia and Graysontown, Virginia, Oct 2011 (click here for event brochure).

HONORS AND AWARDS

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
- American Meteorological Society.
- National Weather Association.
- Sigma Xi (Associate Member).
- Gamma Theta Upsilon.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES AND PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
- Various COMET and MetEd courses completed, UCAR, 2008 to present.
- GS-1315 Hydrology Series Qualifications and Course Requirements Completed, 2011.
- GS-1340 Meteorology Series Qualifications and Course Requirements Completed, 2010.
- Basic and Advanced SkyWarn training, National Weather Service, 2005 to 2008.
- American FFA Degree Recipient, Pulaski County High School, 2007.
- Citizen Science Researcher (BFL, TBN, and eBird), Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, 2003 to 2007.
- Amateur Radio Technician License, American Radio Relay League, 2006.

REFERENCES
- Dr. David Call. Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, CL 463E Cooper Life Sceinces, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana  47306.  dacall@bsu.edu.
- Dr. Jill Coleman. Associate Professor, Department of Geography, CL 426M Cooper Life Sciences, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana  47306. jscoleman@bsu.edu
- Dr. Lisa Kennedy. Associate Professor, Department of Geography, 127 Major Williams Hall, Virginia Tech (MC 0115), Blacksburg, Virginia  24061.  kennedy1@vt.edu
- Mr. David Carroll. Meteorology Instructor, Department of Geography, 101 Major Williams Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia  24061.  carrolld@vt.edu
- Mr. Steve Keighton. Science and Operations Officer, National Weather Service WFO, 1750 Forecast Drive, Blacksburg, Virginia  24060.  Stephen.Keighton@noaa.gov


RELEVANT EDUCATIONAL COURSES

Geography, Meteorology, and Hydrology

GEOG 1104 - Physical Geography
METO 2260C - Physical Meteorology
GEOG 2314 - Maps and Mapping
GEOG 2964 - Virginia Tech Storm Chase
GEOG 2984 - Applied Meteorology I
GEOG 3114 - Intro to Meteorology
METO 3361C - Dynamic Meteorology I
METO 3362C - Dynamic Meteorology II
GEOG 3404 - Mountain Geography
GEOG 4084 - Intro to GIS
GEOG 4354 - Intro to Remote Sensing
GEOG 4964 - Broadcast Meteorology Internship
GEOG 4964 - NWS Operational Meteorology Internship
GEOG 4984 - Severe Weather
GEOG 4984 - Applied Meteorology II
GEOG 4984 - Independent Study in Meteorology
GEOG 4994 - Undergraduate Research
ENGN 5501C¥ - Hydrology I
ENGN 5502C*¥ - Hydrology II
NREM 511¥ - Water Resources
GEOG 525¥ - Physical Meteorology
GEOG 531¥ - Global Climatology
GEOG 534*¥ - Atmospheric Hazards
GEOG 535¥ - Satellite & Radar Meteorology
GEOG 549¥ - Synoptic Meteorology
GEOG 610¥ - Geographic Thought
GEOG 615¥ - Research Methods
GEOG 618 - Quantitative Geography
GEOG 625¥ - Special Topics GIS
GEOG 695¥ - Readings and Special Studies
GEOG 698*¥ - M.Sc. Thesis


Physics, Chemistry, and Geosciences

PHYS 2205 - General Physics I
PHYS 2215 - General Physics I Lab
PHYS 2206 - General Physics II
PHYS 2216 - General Physics II Lab
CHEM 1035 - General Chemistry I
CHEM 1045 - General Chemistry I Lab
CHEM 1036 - General Chemistry II
CHEM 1046 - General Chemistry II Lab
GEOS 1004 - Physical Geology


Math and Statistics

MATH 1114 - Elementary Linear Algebra
MATH 2015 - Elementary Calculus with Trig II†
MATH 2210C - Calculus I
MATH 327 - Differential Equations
STAT 3604 - Statistics for Social Sciences

† Considered Calculus II by American Meteorological Society
¥ Graduate-level course
* Courses currently in progress
Italicized courses to be completed before graduation in 2012
ENGN and METO courses are offered through The Graduate School, formally known as the USDA Graduate School