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Becky Parylak

Assistant Professor

My research interests include historical precipitation trends, climate change, El Nino Southern Oscillation, severe weather, natural hazards, and biogeography. Most of my recent research has been in severe and violent tornado climatology, and tornado activity and its relationship to teleconnections.  Currently, I am researching annual and seasonal precipitation trends in Texas to determine if there are changes over a time span of 80 years. Other research interests include assessing learning outcomes in the DL science labs with the traditional in-class environment. My teaching interests include physical geography, climatology, statistics, and biogeomorphology.

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Parylak, Rebecca K.and Richard W. Dixon. 2013. Precipitation Variability Trends in Texas, 1932 - 2011.  Papers and Proceedings of the Applied Geography Conferences 36, October 2013, Annapolis, Md. 358 – 366.

Brown, Rebecca P.and Richard W. Dixon. 2006. A Dome Over Home.Does San Antonio Need a Domed Baseball Stadium?  Papers and Proceedings of the Applied Geography Conferences 29, October 2006, Tampa, Fl. 302 – 310.

Dixon, Richard W., Rebecca P. Brown, and Jonathan Herbert. 2006. Historical Climatology of South Texas Tornadoes: Frequency, Magnitude, and Vulnerability.  South Texas Studies Journal p.100 – 116.

Affiliations

Association of American Geographers (AAG)

American Meteorological Society

 

Becky Parylak
OFFICE
Department of Geography
OFFICE HOURS

Office Hours: Tuesday/Thursday 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM or by appointment

CONTACT INFO
Phone: 330-672-2045
Fax: 330-672-4304
rbrown80@kent.edu
COURSES TEACHING
Spring 2014
  • GEOG 21062 - 004 Physical Geography
  • GEOG 21063 - 009 Physical Geography Laboratory
  • GEOG 31064 - 001 Principles Of Climatology
  • GEOG 39002 - 001 Statistical Methods In Geog
Summer 2014
  • GEOG 21062 - 001 Physical Geography
  • GEOG 21063 - 003 Physical Geography Laboratory
  • GEOG 39002 - 001 Statistical Methods In Geog
Fall 2014
  • GEOG 21062 - 004 Physical Geography
  • GEOG 39002 - 001 Statistical Methods In Geog
  • GEOG 41195 - 001 St : Biogeomorphology
  • GEOG 51195 - 001 St : Environmental Geography
  • GEOG 71195 - 001 St : Biogeomorphology
EXPERTISE