Everette Joseph, Ph.D.

Everette Joseph, PhDDirector, Atmospheric Sciences Research Center,
University at Albany

Dr. Joseph 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.

In 2014, Dr. Joseph was appointed as the Director of the internationally acclaimed Atmospheric Sciences Research Center at the University at Albany. Since arriving on campus, he has played an instrumental role in co-leading the development of the $23.6 million NYS Mesonet – one of the most advanced weather observations systems in nation. Dr. Joseph is the co-principle investigator of this statewide mesonet, which consists of 125 surfacing observing stations including 17 pioneering above the surface profiling stations. In addition, Dr. Joseph is the United States project director and principle investigator of the NSF sponsored US-Taiwan Partnership for Research and Education (PIRE) entitled, “Building Extreme Weather Resiliency Through Improved Weather and Climate Prediction And Emergency Response.”

From 2008-2013, Dr. Joseph served as director of the Howard University Program in Atmospheric Sciences (HUPAS), Washington, D.C. At Howard, he led the Climate and Radiation Group, a core research component in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. He 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 in order to improve weather, climate and air quality modeling. Dr. 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 as the Vice Chair 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, and is also a member of the Steering Committee of the National Research Council Decadal Survey for Earth Science and Applications from Space. Dr. Joseph earned his Ph.D. from UAlbany’s Department of Physics in 1997, and spent a year in the ASRC as a postdoctoral research associate.