Kent State Geography maintains a highly active research program in Climatology and Meteorology. We have specific interests in Climate Change and Variability, Synoptic Climatology, Severe Weather, Precipitation, Teleconnections, and Hazards. We emphasize Applied Climatological studies, examining the impacts of climate and extreme weather on human health, coastal environments and other natural
systems. Our research ranges from local – with a focus on the Great Lakes region, to global – collaborating with researchers on five continents. Recent funding sources for our research have included NASA, NIH, NSF, and EPA.
- Cameron Lee: applied climatology, synoptic climatology, climate change, climate-ocean interaction
- Becky Parylak: physical geography, climatology, precipitation trends
- Tom Schmidlin: weather and climate, natural hazards and disasters, severe weather
- Scott Sheridan: climate and health, climate change, synoptic climatology, extreme temperature events
- Sarah Smiley: sub-Saharan Africa, urban geography, cultural geography