Jan Null

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Lecturer, Meteorology and Climate Science. (Photo by: David Schmitz/San Jose State University)

Jan Null is a lecturer in the Department of Meteorology and Climate Science in the College of Science. He holds a bachelor’s in atmospheric science from the University of California, Davis, and a master’s in geography from SJSU. He was a meteorologist and lead forecaster for 25 years at the National Weather Service’s San Francisco Bay Area office. His research focuses on California precipitation climatology and heatstroke deaths of children forgotten in vehicles.

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Science, Meteorology and Climate, Weather, Disaster Preparedness, Governance, Drought

Sen Chiao

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Associate Professor, Meteorology and Climate Science. (Photo by: David Schmitz/San Jose State University)

Sen Chiao is an associate professor of meteorology and climate science in the College of Science. He earned a doctoral degree in atmospheric science from North Carolina State University and was a post-doctoral research fellow at Harvard. He is the director of the NASA Minority University Research and Education Program Institutional Research Opportunity (MIRO) Center for Applied Atmospheric Research and Education. His research focuses on aerosol and its impacts on air quality, weather and regional climate, urban heat islands, wildfire impacts on air quality, and public health linkages to air quality, weather and climate. He also specializes in hurricanes.

Phone: 408-924-5204
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Hurricanes, Meteorology, Science, Public Health, Governance, Meteorology and Climate, Climate Change, Disaster Preparedness, Governance, Drought

Katherine Cushing

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Associate Professor, Environmental Studies. (Photo by: David Schmitz/San Jose State University)

Katherine Cushing is an associate professor of environmental studies and associate director of CommUniverCity San Jose. She holds a doctoral degree in civil and environmental engineering from Stanford University. Her primary areas of expertise are water resources management and sustainability in higher education. CommUniverCity brings together underserved communities, SJSU and the city of San Jose to develop great neighborhoods.

Phone: 408-924-6951
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Drought, Environment, Environmental Studies, Governance, Science, Social Sciences, State and Local Politics

Craig Clements

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Craig Clements, Associate Professor, Department of Meteorology and Climate Science. (Photo by: David Schmitz/San Jose State University)

Craig Clements is an associate professor of meteorology and climate science specializing in wildfires. He holds a doctoral degree in geophysics from the University of Houston. His research focuses on the micro-meteorology and behavior of wildland fires, mountain and boundary-layer meteorology, air pollution and turbulence.

Phone: 408-924-5275
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Disaster Preparedness, Drought, Environment, Governance, Meteorology, Science, State and Local Politics, Wildfire

Alison Bridger

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Alison Bridger, Professor and Chair, Meteorology and Climate Science. (Photo by: David Schmitz/San Jose State University)

Alison Bridger is a professor and chair of the Department of Meteorology and Climate Science. She holds a doctoral degree in atmospheric science from Colorado State University. Her research focuses on large-scale atmospheric dynamics (Earth and Mars) and numerical prediction.

Phone: 408-924-5206
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Eugene Cordero

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Eugene Cordero, Professor, Meteorology and Climate Science. (Photo by: David Schmitz/San Jose State University)

Eugene Cordero is a professor in the Department of Meteorology and Climate Science. He is the founder and director of the Green Ninja Project, an educational initiative that supports teachers and their students with digital media and curricula designed around climate science and solutions. He holds a doctoral degree from the University of California, Davis. His research focuses on understanding the processes responsible for long-term changes in climate through the use of observations and atmospheric models.

Phone: 408-924-5188
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Climate Change, Education, Environment, Global Warming, Governance, K-12 Education, Meteorology, Science, Weather