Taken April 2015: (back row) John Peters, Erik Nielsen, Bob Tournay
(front row) Stacey Hitchcock, Russ Schumacher, Greg Herman
e-mail: russ.schumacher "at" colostate "dot" edu
Russ joined the faculty at Colorado State in the fall of 2011. He received his B.S. with majors in meteorology and humanities from Valparaiso University in Indiana in 2001, and earned his M.S. in 2003 and Ph.D. in 2008 from the Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University. Russ received an Advanced Study Program Postdoctoral Fellowship from the National Center for Atmospheric Research, and spent 2008-2009 at NCAR in Boulder. From 2009-2011, Russ was assistant professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at Texas A&M University. He received the CAREER award from the National Science Foundation in 2010, and was selected as Outstanding Professor of the Year by the students of the department in 2012. He was selected to receive the Editor's Award for the journals Monthly Weather Review and Weather and Forecasting in 2015.
Current Graduate Students
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2010
M.S., atmospheric science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2012
e-mail: jpeters3 "at" atmos "dot" colostate "dot" edu
John joined the research group in the fall of 2012, after completing an M.S. degree in atmospheric science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee under the direction of Paul Roebber. John is studying the dynamics and predictability of heavy-rain-producing convective systems.
B.S., University of Washington, 2013
e-mail: gherman "at" atmos "dot" colostate "dot" edu
Greg joined the research group in the fall of 2013 from the University of Washington. Greg will be conducting research on improving probabilistic weather forecasts.
B.S., Texas A&M University, 2013
e-mail: erikrn "at" atmos "dot" colostate "dot" edu
Erik joined the research group in the fall of 2013 from Texas A&M University. Erik will be conducting research on connections between tropical and midlatitude extreme precipitation.
e-mail: rtournay "at" atmos "dot" colostate "dot" edu
Bob, a major in the United States Air Force, joined the research group in the fall of 2013. His research will revolve around improving data assimilation and modeling for short-term prediction of convection.
B.S., University of Oklahoma, 2012
M.S., University of Oklahoma, 2014
e-mail: smhitch "at" rams "dot" colostate "dot" edu
Stacey joined the research group in the spring of 2015 after earning her M.S. from the University of Oklahoma. Her Ph.D. research will focus on mesoscale convective systems, including observations obtained during the PECAN field campaign.
Former Graduate Students
Annareli received her M.S. in December 2014 after completing her thesis on mesoscale aspects of the September 2013 extreme rainfall and flooding in Colorado. Annareli was co-advised by Russ Schumacher and Sonia Kreidenweis, and is currently a Ph.D. student in atmospheric science at the University of Michigan.
Vanessa earned her M.S. in May 2014 after completing her thesis, which included a multi-disciplinary study of heavy precipitation along the Front Range of Colorado. Vanessa was one of the students supported by CSU I-WATER, an interdisciplinary program training graduate students in hydrology, atmospheric science, and ecology. She currently works for the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere at Colorado State University.
Charles earned his M.S. in the spring of 2013 after completing his thesis on displacement biases in numerical forecasts of convective systems. He currently works for OneRain in Longmont, CO.
Sammy earned her M.S. in December 2012 after completing her thesis that involved ensemble synoptic analysis of widespread extreme rain events, including the Nashville, TN flood of 2010. Sammy currently works for Warner Chilcott Corporation.
M.S., 2011 (from Texas A&M University)
Kelly earned her M.S. in August 2011 after completing her thesis on the "bow and arrow" phenomenon. She is currently an Associate Scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, CO.