Results of 2018 SEDAAG Elections Announced

SEDAAG Executive Officers recently announced results of the 2018 elections. The following officers will begin their new terms following the conclusion of the 2018 SEDAAG meeting in Johnson City, TN, November 19, 2018:

Vice President (and conference program chair): Bill Graves – University of North Carolina, Charlotte.

Secretary (and web editor): Shrinidhi Ambinakudige – Mississippi State University.

Georgia State Rep: Amy Potter – Georgia Southern University.

Mississippi State Rep: Jerry “Joby” Bass – University of Southern Mississippi.

North Carolina State Rep: Shane Canup – University of North Carolina, Greensboro.

Tennessee State Rep: Kelsey Ellis – University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Virginia State Rep: Stephanie E. Zick – Virginia Tech.

We wish to thank all the teams which were involved in the nomination process, preparation and administration of the ballot, and verification and validation of the election results. Great teamwork.

Congratulations to the new officers and we look forward to seeing everyone in Johnson City, TN.


Francis Koti – Secretary


Joann Mossa – President

Dr. Marshall Shepherd to deliver 2018 SEDAAG conference keynote address

Renowned meteorologist Dr. Marshall Shepherd will be the keynote speaker at the 73rd annual SEDAAG meeting which will be held November 18-19, 2018, in Johnson City, TN at the Carnegie Hotel and Millennium Center. Dr. Shepherd is a leading international expert in weather and climate and is the Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor of Geography and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Georgia.  Dr. Shepherd was the 2013 President of American Meteorological Society (AMS), the nation’s largest and oldest professional/science society in the atmospheric and related sciences. Dr. Shepherd serves as Director of the University of Georgia’s (UGA) Atmospheric Sciences Program and Full Professor in the Department of Geography where he is Associate Department Head. Dr. Shepherd is also the host of The Weather Channel’s Award-Winning Sunday talk show Weather Geeks, a pioneering Sunday talk podcast/show and a contributor to Forbes Magazine. Dr. Shepherd is the 2018 recipient of the prestigious AMS Helmut Landsberg Award for pioneering and significant work in urban climate and in 2017, he was honored with the AMS Brooks Award, a high honor within the field of meteorology. Ted Turner and his Captain Planet Foundation honored Dr. Shepherd in 2014 with its Protector of the Earth Award. Prior recipients include Erin Brockovich and former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson. Read full biographical sketch here.