Scientist, Educator, Leader
Hi there - thanks for visiting my webpage. I am the Gaylord Nelson Distinguished Professor at the University of Wisconsin—Madison, jointly appointed in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and the Department of Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences. I’ve been on the faculty of UW-Madison since 2003, when I was hired as part of a campus-wide energy initiative to strengthen energy research and teaching. All of my work relates in some way to air quality or energy - from using satellites to study the chemistry of the atmosphere, to using computer models to understand how energy policies affect air pollution and public health.
I serve as the Team Leader for the NASA Health and Air Quality Applied Science Team (HAQAST) and lead efforts to promote the Energy Analysis and Policy (EAP) graduate certificate program in the Nelson Institute. I helped found and served as the first president of the Earth Science Women’s Network (ESWN), and am still on the board of the organization. Read on for more detail on each of these projects below, as well as my research, teaching, and broader outreach initiatives.