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Dr. Everette Joseph


Dr. Everette Joseph serves as Director of the University at Albany’s Atmospheric Sciences Research Center (ASRC) and SUNY Empire Innovations Professor in Atmospheric Sciences. Established in 1961, ASRC performs world-class research to study the physical and chemical nature of the atmosphere and to apply that knowledge to study the interaction of chemical, physical, geological and biological processes impacting our environment.  Most recently, Dr. Joseph co-leads the development of the New York State Mesonet, a project to develop one of the largest and most advanced networks of its kind for early warning of hazardous weather across New York State. He also leads an international team of scientist from the US and Taiwan on a Program for International Research and Education (PIRE) grant from the NSF and Ministry of Science and Technology in Taiwan to study trends and predictability of weather extremes and decision-making by emergency managers during these events.   

Before coming to UAlbany, Joseph served as director of the Howard University Program in Atmospheric Sciences (HUPAS), Director of the Howard University Beltsville Center for Climate System Observations, and Deputy Director of the NOAA Center for Atmospheric Science at Howard University.  He contributed to over $60 M is externally generated research funding at Howard.   Through these efforts he helped to facilitate 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 from space and the skill of atmospheric models to better forecast weather, climate and air quality.   

Dr. Joseph has contributed to over 50 referred publications and numerous presentations and conference papers as author or co-author.  He has mentored over 10 PhD and MS degree students to completion and served as research mentor for more than 30 undergraduate interns.  Also he and his colleagues at Howard significantly increased the number of minority Ph.D. graduates in the atmospheric sciences nationally over the past 10 – 15 years.
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 Chair of the Board of Trustees of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR); the National Academy of Science Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (BASC); the NOAA Science Advisory Board; and the 2017 Decadal Survey for Earth Science and Applications from Space 

He earned his Ph.D. from University at Albany’s Department of Physics in 1997, and spent a year in the ASRC as a postdoctoral research associate. Dr. Joseph received a B.S. in physics from SUNY Cortland.