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    John Frye
    Associate Professor, Master Advisor
    Phone: (262) 472-5270
    Location: Upham 116

    Peter Jacobs
    Department Chair | Professor
    Phone: (262) 472-1082
    Location: Upham 120A

    Susie Olson
    Academic Dept Assoc
    Phone: (262) 472-1071
    Location: Upham 120

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    John Frye, Associate Professor, Master Advisor

    Office location: Upham 116
    Phone: (262) 472-5270
    Faculty website:

    I began teaching at UW-Whitewater in the Fall 2011. I have two degrees from Ball State University: a B.S. in Journalism (Photojournalism Concentration) in 1999 and a M.S. in Geography in 2004. I received my Ph.D. from the Department of Geography at the University of Georgia in 2008.

    My research interests are in the fields of meteorology and climatology. My main interests are with severe weather in all forms. In particular I focus on land-surface properties that lead to enhancements of storms and also analyzing long-term climatology of severe weather events. I also conduct research on teleconnections and their role on precipitation and severe weather patterns. Lastly, I also am involved with a research group with colleagues at other universities examining non-convective high wind events (NCWE) associated with passing mid-latitude cyclones in the United States and around the world.

    I regularly teach the following classes: Introduction to Weather and Climate, Physical Geography, Human-Environmental Problems, Meteorology and Climatology, and Human and Climate Interactions. I am also serving as the faculty advisor to the UW-Whitewater WeatherHawks and Whitewater Geographers Association (WGA).


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    University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
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    Whitewater, WI 53190-1790


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