Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Our department advisor is Chivonne Torres (email@example.com or 303-605-5967). Professors are also here to advise you, particularly once you get into the major courses. Once you are settled in, we recommend visiting with someone each semester as you pick your courses for the next semester. You can email them to make an appointment or drop in during office hours. Please look over your Degree Progress Report regularly to make sure you are on track. You can find schedules, Calendars, and Catalogs on the Student Hub page.
You are welcome to visit any of the following advisors, last name guidance is only a starting suggestion.
- Sam Ng advises students with last names starting with A-F. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Keah Schuenemann advises students with last names starting with G-O. Email: email@example.com
- Rich Wagner advises students with last names starting with P-Z. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Meteorology Major Requirements
- Meteorology Minor Requirements
- Meteorology Course Descriptions including who teaches each course, how many credits it is, what requirements it fulfills, and which semesters it is offered.
- The Course Sequence includes a degree flow chart and sample 4-year plans.
- General Studies Courses.
Fridays, by appointment only 10:00-2:00
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I am a Professor of Meteorology at MSU Denver. I received my M.S. in Atmospheric Science in 2001 and a Ph.D. in Meteorology from Saint Louis University in 2005. Follow me on Twitter @DocWX.
MSU Denver students come from many different academic and socio-economic backgrounds, which demand various pedagogical approaches to prepare them for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) degrees. My educational philosophy is grounded into various pedagogical approaches aimed at empowering students to develop an effective analytical mindset, while becoming critical thinkers capable of finding solutions to challenging issues in Meteorology.
My research includes regional and local climate change along the Chilean Andes, initialization of mesoscale convective systems across Eastern Colorado, mesoscale snowband formation over the Midwest, and high-impact strong tornado events along the High Plains.
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Dr. Schuenemann is also the Director of General Studies
Ph.D. 2008 University of Colorado-Boulder, Atmospheric and Oceanic Science
M.S. 2006 University of Colorado-Boulder, Atmospheric and Oceanic Science
B.S. 2004 University of Wisconsin, Atmospheric and Oceanic Science
Dr. Schuenemann teaches courses on weather and climate, climate change, synoptic meteorology, dynamic meteorology, integrated science, and research seminar. Many of her courses include intensive lab work.
Dr. Schuenemann studies the large scale weather around the Greenland Ice Sheet, the effect of recent climate changes on these weather patterns, and the state of the ice sheet and its contribution to sea level rise. More recently, she is studying how Arctic sea ice extent affects mid-latitude weather patterns which are potentially responsible for recent droughts and cold air outbreaks. Dr. Schuenemann is also interested in the topic of communicating climate change, the misconceptions about climate change, and developing a pedagogy on teaching climate change based on current communicating climate change research. She is also passionate about promoting science literacy.
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Professor Rich Wagner is a MSU Denver President’s Award-winner and has been deeply involved in University life and in promoting Meteorology to students who lack access or are unfamiliar with opportunities in the field. He is active in the community promoting sustainability and authentic K-12 science education.
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