HU Atmospheric Sciences


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Sonya Smith, Ph.D.

Professor, HUPAS Director

Joseph Wilkins, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Terri Adams, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for the Office of External Affairs, Graduate School
Deputy Director, NCAS-M
Director, Howard University Initiative on Public Opinion
Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminology

Christopher Blaszczak-Boxe, Ph.D.

Associate Professor,

Research Interests: 

  • Earth and planetary atmospheric modeling
  • Environmental monitoring of assessment of water, air, and soil environments
  • STEM engagement and public outreach

Christopher and Associates

Osinachi Ajoku, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Sen Chiao, Ph.D.

Professor, NCAS-M Director,

Chiao Research Group

Researcher Scientists

Ricardo Sakai, Ph.D.

Senior Research Scientist/Beltsville Campus Manager

Debanjana Das, Ph.D.

Assistant Research Scientist

David Whiteman, Ph.D.

Senior Research Scientist

Mengsteab Weldegaber, Ph.D.

Research Scientist/Lecturer

Adrian Flores

Research Assistant

Nakul Karle, Ph.D.

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Zhifeng Yang, Ph.D.

Mario Krzysztofik

Beltsville Campus Machinist