Todd Ellis

Mallinson Institute for Science Education

Western Michigan University

I'm an Assistant Professor for Weather and Climate education in the Mallinson Institute for Science Education and the Department of Geography at Western Michigan University.  I started here in 2015, after 6+ years on the faculty of SUNY Oneonta, finishing as an Associate Professor of Meteorology.  

I have a Ph.D. (2008) and M.S. (2005) in Atmospheric Science from Colorado State University, and B.S. (2002) degrees in Physics and Meteorology from Pennsylvania State University, University Park.  My areas of expertise include atmospheric science education (K-16), K-12 teacher preparation, informal science education, science writing, remote sensing of the atmosphere, and physical meteorology.  I have taught or developed 10 new courses over my career, and I have been an education and outreach officer for the NASA CloudSat mission since 2006.

Current research includes improving the expertise of teachers in using authentic mission data as part of the process of science, improving observational skills among K-12 learners, and improving models for professional development of pre- and in-service earth science educators. 

I am currently Vice President of the NAGT Geoscience Education Research Division, and in charge of the long range planning committee and efforts to recruit other disciplines into the fold.

http://wmich.edu/science 

http://homepages.wmich.edu/~thp5676 

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Activity (1)

Is There a Trend in Hurricane Number or Intensity? part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Hurricanes-Climate Change Connection:Activities
This lab guides students through an examination of the hurricane record to determine if there is a trend in hurricane intensity over the past 40 years and introduces some issues related to statistics and ...

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Other Contributions (3)

General Oceanography at SUNY College at Oneonta part of Math You Need:Implementations
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Introduction to Meteorology at SUNY College at Oneonta part of Math You Need:Implementations
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Todd Ellis part of Cutting Edge:Hurricanes-Climate Change Connection:Workshop 08:Participant Profiles
Todd Ellis Earth Sciences SUNY College at Oneonta 108 Ravine Parkway Oneonta, NY 13820 607.436.2309 607.436.3543(fax) ellistd@oneonta.edu About me: Hey everybody! My name is Todd, and I am a first year faculty ...