Everette Joseph Named to Lead Atmospheric Sciences Research Center

ALBANY, N.Y. (March 10, 2014) — Everette Joseph, an internationally recognized leader in the field of atmospheric sciences, has been named director of the University at Albany’s Atmospheric Sciences Research Center (ASRC) and SUNY Empire Innovations Professor in Atmospheric Sciences.

New ASRC director Joseph

Everette Joseph, new director of the Atmospheric Sciences Research Center. (Photo by Mark Schmidt)

Joseph played a significant role in the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) Aerosol and Ocean Science Expeditions. He has conducted extensive research observing the role of aerosols and certain gases on climate and weather from field observations in the Mid-Atlantic to marine expeditions across the Atlantic Ocean.

From 2008-2013, Joseph served as director of the Howard University Program in Atmospheric Sciences (HUPAS), Washington, D.C. HUPAS, through the work of Joseph and his colleagues, significantly increased the number of minority Ph.D. graduates in the atmospheric sciences nationally over the past 10 years.

At Howard, he led the Climate and Radiation Group, a core research component in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Joseph taught atmospheric physics, radiation, and remote sensing courses. There he also led the development of a major field observation program with university, government, and industry partners designed to improve the ability of satellites to monitor the atmosphere from space and the skill of atmospheric models to better forecast weather, climate and air quality.

Joseph has participated on a variety of advisory boards, including: the U.S. Department of Energy Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility Science Board, the American Meteorological Society Board on Higher Education, and the NASA Science Mission Directorate Research and Analysis Management Operations Working Group.

He presently serves on the Board of Trustees of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, which manages the National Center for Atmospheric Research, a federally-funded research and development center supported by the National Science Foundation.

He earned his Ph.D. from UAlbany’s Department of Physics in 1997, and spent a year in the ASRC as a postdoctoral research associate. Joseph received a B.S. in physics from SUNY Cortland.

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