Dr. Marshall Shepherd, American Meteorologist, presents “Zombies, Sports, and Cola: Implications for Communicating Weather and Climate Science"
Dr. Marshall Shepherd is an American Meteorologist, Professor and Director of the Atmospheric Sciences Program, University of Georgia. Dr. Shepherd is a leading international expert in weather and climate, and he is the Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor of Geography and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Georgia (UGA). Shepherd currently chairs the NASA Earth Sciences Advisory Committee and was a past member of its Earth Science Subcommittee of the NASA Advisory Council. In addition, he hosts The Weather Channel’s Award-Winning show, “Weather Geeks,” a pioneering Sunday talk podcast/show and is a contributor to Forbes Magazine.
Prior to UGA, Shepherd spent 12 years as a Research Meteorologist at NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center and was Deputy Project Scientist for the Global Precipitation Measurement mission, a multi-national space mission that launched in 2014. In 2013, he served as President of the American Meteorological Society, the nation’s largest and oldest professional/science society in the atmospheric and related sciences.
Dr. Shepherd received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physical meteorology from Florida State University, and he was the first African American to receive a Ph.D. from the Florida State University Department of Meteorology.