Teaching and Research Interests
M.S. (2004) Meteorology, The Pennsylvania State University
B.S. (2002) Meteorology, The Pennsylvania State University
My door is always open! That is my policy for all students, faculty, and staff. If you ever have a question about advising, course options, career aspirations or just want to say hello – feel free to stop on by! I teach a variety of courses within our department including:
- ESCI 1101 (Introduction to Physical Geography),
- METR 1102 (Intro to Meteorology),
- METR 3140 (Fundamentals of Meteorology),
- METR 3245 (Synoptic Meteorology and Lab),
- METR 3330 W (Weather Forecasting – Writing Intensive) and
- ESCI 4600 O (Senior Seminar – Oral Communication).
Within the Department, I serve as the the Meteorology Undergraduate Coordinator. In this role I am: the first contact for all prospective students and their parents, the department liason for all SOAR, Explore and Major’s day events, the coordinator for all meteorology internships and independent studies, and responsible for all graduation audits. If you ever have a question about anything regarding the B.S. degree in Meteorology, please let me know!
I am the faculty advisor for STORM (The Student Organization of Meteorology), co-advisor for Chi Epsilon Pi (The Meteorology National Honor Society), as well as the advisor for OSTEM (Out in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
I am our department’s LEADS Faculty Fellow (https://leads.uncc.edu/). I also teach in the summer UTOP program (https://utop.uncc.edu/), which targets first generation college students. I am also a member of the UNC Charlotte Academic Integrity Board, an Associate member of the Graduate Faculty, and a member of the Department’s Undergraduate Curriculum Committee.
I love all aspects of the atmosphere – I try to bring that passion into all areas of my life, but especially the classroom. If you ever have a weather question, feel free to send me an email. You can also check out my faculty website at: https://pages.uncc.edu/terryshirley/