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Ryan Shadbolt

PhD 2009, MA 2003

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

From 2009-2011 I was a Research Associate within MSU’s Geography Department working for a project that developed and tested numerical models for predicting smoke transport and emissions from low-intensity wildfires.  During the 2010-11 academic year I also concurrently taught Regional and Physical Geography courses at Oakland Community College.  Since the fall of 2011 I have been a Lecturer at Central Michigan University, where I teach Physical Geography and Weather and Climate.