Ryan Shadbolt (he/him)

Ryan  Shadbolt
  • Instructor & Undergraduate Academic Adviser
  • Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences
  • Geography Building
  • 673 Auditorium Rd., Room 104
  • East Lansing, MI 48824
  • 517-353-9875


Atmospheric and Climate Science, Physical Geography, Science Education and Literacy


Ph.D. 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 as Instructor & Undergraduate Academic Adviser.


For academic advising appointments, go to student.msu.edu.