ASHEVILLE NC – Former NASA scientist Marshall Shepherd and director of atmospheric sciences at the University of Georgia will share his experiences and lessons from the past two decades of his career in his lecture, Zombies, Sports, and Cola: What Does it Mean for Communicating Weather and Climate, at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 23 in UNC Asheville’s Highsmith University Union, room 224.
Shepherd is the host of The Weather Channel’s WxGeeks, and served as president of the American Meteorological Society in 2013. He currently serves on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Science Advisory Board, the Earth Science Subcommittee of the NASA Advisory Council and the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Visiting Committee. Shepherd has been called upon to testify before the U.S. Senate on climate and extreme weather and has frequently presented findings to NASA, Congress, the White House, Department of Defense and foreign officials.
Shepherd has more than 70 publications of peer-reviewed literature and he contributes to publications including Weatherwise and Earth Observation Magazine. He is a fellow of the American Meteorological Society.