Ryan Shadbolt

  • Undergraduate Advisor

  • Email: shadbolt@msu.edu
  • Telephone: 517-353-9875
  • Geography Building
    673 Auditorium Rd., Room 104
    East Lansing, MI 48824
  • Areas of interest: Atmospheric and climate science. Undergraduate education.


PhD 2009
Major advisor: Jay R. Harman
Dissertation Title: “Climate Trends and Synoptic Patterns Associated with Major Precipitation Events of the Southern Appalachians.”

MA 2003
Major advisor: Julie A. Winkler
Thesis Title: “The Use of Trajectories to Study the Relationship between Atmospheric Teleconnections and the Climate of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan”

After completing my degrees, I served as a Post-doctoral Research Associate at Michigan State University (2009-11) and Instructor for Oakland Community College (2010-11), Saginaw Valley State University (2012), and Central Michigan University (2011-17). During 2017-19 I was an Assistant Professor of Atmospheric and Climate Science at Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin. In 2019 I returned to Michigan State University, this time in the role of Undergraduate Advisor.