University of Georgia
Marshall Shepherd is an expert on weather, climate, and remote sensing who is in great demand by the media during hurricane season. During his tenure as a scientist as NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and now as a Professor at the University of Georgia, he conducts research and teaches about atmospheric sciences, climatology, water cycle processes and urban climate systems.
Dr. Shepherd was the first African American to receive a Ph.D from the Florida State University Department of Meteorology, one of the nation's oldest and respected. He is on the United Nation's World Meteorological Organization steering committee on aerosols and precipitation, contributing authorship on the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, International Association of Urban Climatology member and newsletter editor, and reviewer on numerous technical and science committees. He is also a member of the American Meteorological Society's Executive Council. He frequently briefs key personnel at NASA, Congress, the White House, Department of Defense, and officials from foreign countries. Dr. Shepherd recently co-authored a children's book on conducting weather-related science projects and understanding basic weather.
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