Affiliates

Apply to participate in the SC CSC Affiliate Program

Who are SC CSC Affiliates? An Affiliate of the SC CSC is a person whose professional activity, including research or education, contributes to the goals and mission of the Center. Affiliates must either belong to one of the seven member institutions that comprise the SC CSC consortium, be listed as an individual partner in the original SC CSC proposal, or be selected by the Executive Committee to enhance strengths in key areas.

What are the benefits of being an Affiliate? Affiliate status confers immediate notification of annual or supplemental calls for proposals from the CSCs, an invitation to the annual SC CSC Science Workshop, a listing on the SC CSC website with a description of research interests, and involvement in ongoing SC CSC activities and workshops. Additionally, Affiliates may request to feature their research and publications on the SC CSC website and Facebook page.


Name/Title

Institution

Areas of Expertise

Dr. Veronica Acosta-Martinez
Soil Microbiologist and Biochemist, ARS – Lubbock
U.S. Department of Agriculturesoil microbiology and biochemistry
Dr. Ken Baake
Associate Professor
Texas Tech Universitynarratives and rhetoric of drought
Dr. Jeff Basara
Associate Professor
University of Oklahomameteorology, climatology, land-atmosphere interactions, drought
Dr. Cristina Bradatan
Associate Professor
Texas Tech Universityhuman population dynamics, migration and climate change, environmental sociology
Dr. Keith Brewster
Sr. Research Scientist and Associate Director, Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms
University of Oklahomaweather and climate analysis and impacts
Dr. Eurico D'Sa
Associate Professor
Louisiana State Universityremote sensing, marine optics, climate change
Dr. Kristine DeLong
Assistant Professor
Louisiana State Universitypaleoclimatology, climate change on recent and longer time scales, ocean-atmosphere processes and decadal variability
Dr. Renee Edwards
Professor and Chair, Communication Studies
Louisiana State Universityhurricane evacuation and decision making, hurricane literacy, responding to new stories about drought
Dr. Robert Forbis
Assistant Professor
Texas Tech Universityenergy and environmental politics/policy, natural resource management, urban development/sustainability, hydraulic fracturing
Dr. Jack Friedman
Research Scientist
University of Oklahomapsychological anthropology, medical anthropology, environmental anthropology
Dr. Jason Furtado
Assistant Professor
University of Oklahomalarge-scale climate dynamics, coupled systems, sub-seasonal and seasonal forecasts
Dr. Rodica Gelca
Research Assistant Professor
Texas Tech Universityclimate change and surface water quality, trends in climate indicators, risk assessment of air pollution on aquatic biota
Dr. Blake Grisham
Assistant Professor
Texas Tech Universitywildlife population modeling, game bird ecology, wildlife management
Dr. Dawn Jourdan
Professor and Executive Associate Dean
Texas A&M Universityclimate vulnerability, adaptive planning, intergenerational participation
Dr. Dubravko Justic
Texaco Distinguished Professor
Louisiana State Universityecosystem modeling, biological oceanography, impacts of climate change
Dr. Jeff Kelly
Director, Oklahoma Biological Survey
University of Oklahomaecology, animal migration, migratory birds
Dr. Jennifer Koch
Assistant Professor
University of Oklahomaland-use and land-cover change, integrated modeling, coupled human and natural systems, GIS
Dr. Daan Liang
Associate Professor
Texas Tech Universitywindstorm damage assessment, disaster resiliency, emergency response
Dr. Kam-biu Liu
Professor
Louisiana State Universitycoastal environmental change, paleoclimatology and paleoecology, hurricanes
Dr. Kanchan Maiti
Assistant Professor
Louisiana State Universitybiogeochemistry and isotope geochemistry
Dr. Nancy McIntyre
Professor
Texas Tech Universityhabitat connectivity, landscape ecology, playa wetlands
Dr. Gerald Miller
Professor
University of Oklahomain situ and laboratory testing, advanced soil mechanics, unsaturated soil mechanics
Dr. Jennifer Moore-Kucera
Associate Professor
Texas Tech Universitysoils and climate change, greenhouse gas fluxes, land management
Dr. Ali Nejat
Assistant Professor
Texas Tech Universityagent-based modeling, disaster recovery, behavioral modeling
Dr. Dennis Patterson
Professor and Chair, Political Sciences
Texas Tech Universitypublic policy, statistical analysis, politics of climate change, climate change and national security
Dr. Paxton Payton
Research Plant Physiologist, ARS – Lubbock
U.S. Department of Agricultureplant physiology, ecology and climate response
Sascha Petersen
Co-Founder and Executive Director
Adaptation Internationalcommunity climate resilience, adaptation planning, tribal collaboration
Dr. Steven Quiring
Professor
Ohio State Universityclimatology, hydroclimatology, synoptic climatology, climate data analytics
Dr. Ashton Robinson Cook
Meteorologist
NOAA NWS Storm Prediction Centersevere convection (meteorology), climatology, El Nino-Southern Oscillation, weather prediction
Dr. Robert Rohli
Professor
Louisiana State Universitysynoptic and applied climatology
Dr. Jung-Hee Ryu
Research Assistant Professor
Texas Tech Universityglobal circulation modeling, climate dynamics, tropical wave dynamics
Dr. Melanie Sarge
Assistant Professor
Texas Tech Universitypublic understanding of climate change, strategic health & science communication
Dr. Dylan Schwilk
Assistant Professor
Texas Tech Universityplant ecology, fire ecology, drought tolerance
Dr. Laurel Smith
Associate Professor
University of Oklahomacultural historical geography, science & technology studies, Indigenous geographies
Dr. Jean Steiner
Supervisory Soil Scientist, ARS - El Reno
U.S. Department of Agriculturesustainable agroecosystems, long-term agroecological research, USDA regional climate hub
Dr. Anne Stoner
Research Assistant Professor
Texas Tech Universitystatistical downscaling of climate variables, climate projections and analysis, extreme climate indicators
Dr. Ranjini Swaminathan
Research Assistant Professor
Texas Tech Universitymachine learning, computational models for climate projections and extreme events
Dr. Owen Temby
Assistant Professor
University of Texas - Rio Grande Valleyfishery governance, air pollution policy
Dr. Robert Twilley
Executive Director, Louisiana Sea Grant College Program
Louisiana State Universitycoastal systems ecology, wetland biogeochemistry, ecosystem design of resilient coastal landscapes
Dr. Venki Uddameri
Professor and Interim Director of the Water Resources Center
Texas Tech Universitygroundwater modeling, sustainable water resources management, decision making under uncertainty
Dr. Jennifer Vanos
Assistant Professor
University of California San Diegohuman biometeorology, applied synoptic climatology, extreme heat/air pollution meteorology and health effects, urban bioclimates
Dr. Ming Xue
Weathernews Chair, Director, Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms
University of Oklahomaweather and climate modeling and prediction
Dr. Musharraf Zaman
Chair Professor
University of Oklahomageotechnical engineering, soil dynamics, rock mechanics, soil structure interaction