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Nicholas Grondin


I am a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in Geography and presently on the job market. I am a climatologist and physical geographer focusing on hazards climatology with a particular interest in tropical cyclones. I study spatial and temporal characteristics of tropical cyclone attributes including recurrence intervals, landfall characteristics, occurrence dates, and seasonal forecasts. I am passionate about and experienced in undergraduate instruction, with experience teaching four courses: GEOG 331 Natural Hazards, GEOG 333 Climate Change and Human Response, GEOG 334 Meteorology, and FYS 101 The UT Experience, and serving as a lab instructor for GEOG 131 Weather, Climate, and Climate Change. Beyond hurricanes, I have been involved with projects investigating collocated tornado and flash flood warnings, temperature variation, perceptions of climate change in Knoxville, and tornado debris. While I am interested in all things weather and climate, I am especially interested in eastern North Pacific tropical cyclones and the impacts of hazards in Latin America and the Caribbean.

I have a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Meteorology (Minors: Mathematics and Geography) from the University of South Alabama, and a Master’s of Science degree in Geography from Louisiana State University. I am a member of the American Meteorological Society, the American Association of Geographers- Climate Specialty Group, and the Southeastern Division of the American Association of Geographers. Outside of my work, I am an avid sports fan, a second degree black belt and experienced martial arts instructor, and served as a program co-chair for 20th and 21st American Meteorological Society Student Conferences (2021 and 2022).


Curriculum Vitae – Nicholas Grondin


Tropical cyclone occurrence dates in the North Atlantic and eastern North Pacific

Recurrence intervals of tropical cyclone strikes along the Pacific Coast of Mexico and Central America


Google Scholar – Nicholas Grondin