Fostering understanding, awareness, and appreciation of the Polar Regions through outreach, education, and research. Penn State University.

People

Eric Post, Ph.D.

Director of the Polar Center
Professor of Biology
Department of Biology, University Park

esp10@psu.edu
ecology of climate change in the Arctic.

Richard Alley, Ph.D.

Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences
Department of Geosciences, University Park

rba6@psu.edu

glaciology, paleoclimatology, climate change, glacial geology.

Sridhar Anandakrishnan, Ph.D.

Professor of Geosciences
Department of Geosciences, Earth and Environmental Systems Institute, University Park

sxa17@psu.edu

geophysics, seismology, glaciology, fieldwork.

Corien Bakermans, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Microbiology
Division of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Altoona College

cub21@psu.edu

microbial ecology and physiology, permafrost, cold-adaptation of bacteria, genomics.

Mark Ballora

Associate Professor, Music Technology
School of Music/School of Theatre

ballora@psu.edu

sonification, computer music, music technology, audio, synthesis

Hester Blum, Ph.D.

Associate Professor Of English

hester.blum@psu.edu

oceanic studies, polar literature, history of polar exploration, expedition publications.

Jean Brenchley, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus, Microbiology and Biotechnology
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University Park

jeb7@psu.edu

diversity and survival of microorganisms in cold environments.

Peter Burkett

Research Associate

burkett@essc.psu.edu

hardware development, wireless sensor networks, active and passive seismics, glaciology, GPS, RADAR.

Betsy Campbell, Ph.D.

Post Doctoral Researcher
PSU Krause Innovation Studio, College of Education

bjc28@psu.edu

high-performance teams at the forefront of scientific discovery; processes of multi-national teams focused on high-north issues; bioethics

P.J. Capelotti, Ph.D.

Professor of Anthropology
Division of Social Sciences, Penn State Abington

pjc12@psu.edu

Historical archaeology, history of Arctic exploration, Arctic toponymy, Svalbard, Franz Josef Land.

Andrew Carleton, Ph.D.

Professor of Geography
Department of Geography, University Park

amc7@psu.edu

Antarctic meteorology and climatology, polar lows, sea ice in the Arctic and Antarctic, southern ocean atmospheric circulations.

Stéphane Coutu, Ph.D.

Professor of Physics, Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Department of Physics, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University Park

coutu@phys.psu.edu

Keywords: high energy particle astrophysics, cosmic rays, high-altitude ballooning.

Doug Cowen, Ph.D.

Professor of Physics, Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Department of Physics, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University Park

neutrino, neutrino oscillations, neutrino astronomy, dark matter, neutrino telescope, south pole.

Ken Davis, Ph.D.

Professor of Meteorology, Co-Chair of North American Carbon Program Science Steering Group
Department of Meteorology, University Park

kjd10@psu.edu

boundary layer, turbulence, carbon cycling, climate, earth-atmosphere interactions.

David Eissenstat, Ph.D.

Professor of Woody Plant Physiology
Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, University Park

dme9@psu.edu

plant physiological ecology; root biology.
ecosystems.psu.edu/research/labs/root-ecology

Mads C. Forchhammer, Ph.D.

International Affiliate to The Polar Center
Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate
Natural History Museum of Denmark
Greenland Perspective
Geological Museum
University of Copenhagen
http://macroecology.ku.dk http://snm.ku.dk/english/research/international_collaboration/greenland_perspective/

mads.forchhammer@snm.ku.dk

population biology, climate change ecology

Russ Graham, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Museum Director
Department Of Geosciences, University Park

rgraham@ems.psu.edu

vertebrate paleontology, quaternary vertebrate paleoecology, taphonomy.

Nell Herrmann, M.A. and M.S.

Science teacher
Blue Hill Consolidated School, Maine

nherrmann@bhcs.org

PolarTREC, Polar Ambassadors, Palmer Station LTER, Palmer Station Research Experience for Teachers (RET), Polar Educators International.

Jesse Lasky

Assistant Professor
Department of Biology

jrl35@psu.edu

local adaptation, climate change, genomics, community ecology

Michael Mann, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor of Meteorology, Joint Appointment with the Department of Geosciences, Director of Earth System Science Center
Departments of Meteorology and Geosciences, University Park

mann@psu.edu

atmospheric business and policy, atmospheric dynamics, climate

George Milner, Ph.D.

Professor and Department Head
Department of Anthropology, University Park

ost@psu.edu

human osteology, demographic structure of past populations, long-term trends in settlement patterns, human land use, warfare among small-scale societies

Vanya Miteva

Senior Research Associate (Brenchley)
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University Park

vim1@psu.edu

Atsuhiro Muto, Ph.D.

Post Doc
Department Of Geosciences, University Park

aum34@psu.edu

glaciology

Lee Newsom, Ph.D.

MacArthur Fellow, Associate Professor Of Anthropology
Department of Anthropology, University Park

lan12@psu.edu

paleoenvironment, paleoecology, past biodiversity, plant domestication.

Byron Parizek, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Geosciences
Department of Earth Sciences, Penn State DuBois

parizek@psu.edu

glaciology, Earth-system processes pertaining to cryospheric dynamics, numerical modeling.

Dave Pollard, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist
Earth and Environmental Systems Institute, University Park

pollard@essc.psu.edu

paleoclimate, ice sheets, modeling.

Michael J Sheriff

Michael Sheriff, Assistant Professor of Mammalogy and Ecology,
Department of Ecosystem Science and Management

mjs72@psu.edu

physiological ecology, stress, mammals

Todd Sowers, Ph.D.

Senior Research Associate
Earth and Environmental Systems Institute, University Park

tas11@psu.edu

Global biogeochemical cycles involving trace gas species. Specifically interested in the relation between climate and greenhouse gas emissions over the last millennia as well as glacial/interglacial timescales. Microbiology of biota living in ice sheets.

Pernille Sporon Bøving, Cand. Scient.

Director for Programing and Engagement, The Polar Center

psb12@psu.edu

Behavioral Ecology, Polar Science Engagement, Greenland

Dr. David Titley

Professor of Practice
Director, Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk
Department of Meteorology

dwt12@psu.edu

weather risk, climate & national security, climate communications, arctic policy.

Hans Verlinde, Ph.D.

Professor of Meteorology, Associate Head of Graduate Program in Meteorology
Department of Meteorology, University Park

jxv7@psu.edu

atmosphere, clouds, remote sensing.

Don Voigt

Senior Research Assistant
Department of Geosciences, University Park

dev2@psu.edu

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Graduate Students

Laura Radville

Ph.D. Student, Ecology

lur150@psu.edu

root production, carbon exchange, climate change.

Tyler Anderson

Ph.D. Student, Physics

tba109@psu.edu

CREAM, NASA LDB, cosmic ray, Antarctica.

Mike Avery

Ph.D. Student, Biology

maa292@psu.edu

invertebrate population dynamics, climate change on the phenology of trophic, invertebrate pathology.

Sean Cahoon

Ph.D. Student, Intercollege Graduate Degree Program (IGDP), Ecology

sxc5218@psu.edu

Carbon cycle processes, plant ecophysiology, plant water use dynamics.

Matt Geske

Ph.D. Student, Physics

mtg184@psu.edu

cosmic rays, high-energy electrons, high altitude ballooning.

Nick Holschuh

Ph.D. graduate, Geosciences

ndh147@psu.edu

glaciology, geophysics, polar science.

Didem Ikis

Ph.D. Student, Biology

dxi113@psu.edu

Phenology, birds, Alaskan ponds, climate change, biodiversity, decision-making strategies, inventory and monitoring programs.

Christian John

Graduate Student
Department of Biology

clj5135@psu.edu

Temporal patterns in migration, population dynamics, phenology.

Jeff Kerby

Ph.D. graduate, NSF Graduate Research Fellow, Intercollege Graduate Degree Program (IGDP), Ecology

jkerby@psu.edu

population and community dynamics, spatial ecology, remote sensing, sea ice.

Tarun Luthra

Ph.D. Student, Geosciences

tyl5106@psu.edu

seismics to understand flow of ice streams in Western Antarctica.

Kiya Riverman

Ph.D. Student, Geosciences

klw367@psu.edu

subglacial hydrology, NE Greenland Ice stream.

David Watts

Ph.D. Student, Intercollege Graduate Degree Program (IGDP), Ecology

daw300@psu.edu

biodiversity, ecohydrology, physiological ecology, ecological consequences of climate change.