Introduction to Weather and Climate I and II (ATMS 1001 and 1002)
Weather Analysis and Forecasting (ATMS 2000)
Dynamic Meteorology I and II (ATMS 3005 and 3006)
Fundamentals of Climatic Analysis (ATMS 3010)
Meteorology Seminar (ATMS 3020)
Synoptic Meteorology Laboratory (ATMS 4003)
Mesoscale Meteorology (ATMS 4004)
Stratiform rain and non-precipitating anvil processes
Observed and modeled structure of mesoscale convective systems
Precipitation and storm structure climatologies
Microphysics and convective parameterizations
Post-secondary education and educational psychology
Hopper, L. J., Jr., C. Schumacher, and J. Stachnik, 2013: Implementation and assessment
of undergraduate experiences in SOAP: An atmospheric science research and education
program. Journal of Geoscience Education, conditionally accepted.
Externally-Funded Undergraduate Research Projects:
PI, NSF/LaBoR (LA EPSCoR SURE): Microphysical variations in raindrop size distributions
associated with diverse storm types and environments, 6/1/13-5/31/14, $4,500
Undergraduate Researcher: Anthony Viramontez
PI, NSF/LaBoR (LA EPSCoR SURE): A climatological comparison of significant tornadoes
in Dixie Alley and Tornado Alley, 6/1/11-5/31/12, PI and Undergraduate Research Advisor,
Undergraduate Researcher: Justin Pullin
Additional Undergraduate Research Projects:
Stephen Kreller, ULM Emerging Scholars Program: Which hurricanes produce the greatest
storm surge?, Fall 2012-present, Undergraduate Research Advisor, $1,000.
Joshua Dean, ULM Emerging Scholars Program: What types of tornadic-producing storms
have the greatest path, width, length, duration, and human impacts?, Spring 2013,
Undergraduate Research Advisor, $500.
Alexandra Babin, ULM Honors Thesis: Factors influencing tornadogenesis of landfalling
tropical cyclones in Louisiana since 2005, Spring 2012-Spring 2013, Undergraduate
Honors Thesis Advisor.
Ellen Lee and Joshua Dean, ULM Emerging Scholars Program: How does wind variability
affect the amount of water collected in rain gauges?, Fall 2012, Undergraduate Research