• Professor, Atmospheric Sciences
  • Associate Professor, Atmospheric Sciences

Professional Service

  • Department of Energy. Role: Committee Member. Member of the Department of Energy’s Atmospheric Radiation Measurements (ARM) Aerosols Measurements and Science Group (2016 – 2022). 01/01/2016 - 01/01/2022
  • Department of Energy. Role: Board Member. Member of the Department of Energy Atmospheric Radiation Measurements (ARM) Science Board . 01/01/2016 - 01/01/2019
  • University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. Role: Committee Member and Vice Chair. Member (2014-2021) of President’s Advisory Committee on University Relations (PACUR), which builds and reinforces relationships between UCAR management and its membership. 01/01/2014 - 01/01/2021
  • Department of Energy. Role: Elected Board Member. Elected to the Department of Energy Atmospheric Radiation Measurements (ARM) User Executive Committee, an independent body charged with providing objective, timely advice and recommendations to the leadership of the ARM Climate Research Facility. 01/01/2014 - 01/01/2019

Honors & Awards

  • Outstanding Teaching Award. College of Mines and Earth Science , 05/03/2019
  • Regents’ Rising Research Award . Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents, 07/25/2012
  • Peter B. Wagner 2011 Medal of Excellence for DRI Scholars in the Early Stages of Career Development. 08/17/2011

Internal Service

  • Serve as the CMES representative to the Global Change and Sustainability Center Executive Committee. 09/22/2018 - 09/24/2019. University service.
  • Serve on the Executive Committee of the new Society Water and Climate interdisciplinary faculty cluster. Member, 07/01/2017 - 08/01/2019. University service.

In the Media

  • New research found that dust deposition speeds up snowmelt in Utah's Wasatch Mountains. Scientists found that a single dust storm on April 13, 2017, deposited half of all dust for the season. The additional sunlight absorbed by the dust-darkened snow surface led to snow melting a week earlier. 12/21/2018.
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