Mann Research Group

Group Leader

Dr. Michael E. Mann

Michael E. Mann
Distinguished Professor of Meteorology, Penn State University
Director, Earth System Science Center (ESSC)

Group Associates

Dr. Scott Rutherford

Scott Rutherford
Associate Professor, University of Rhode Island

Dr. Ryan Sriver

Ryan Sriver
Assistant Professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Illinois

Dr. Byron Steinman

Byron Steinman
Assistant Professor, Large Lakes Observatory, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Minnesota Duluth

Research Associates

Sonya Miller

Sonya K. Miller
Research Assistant/Programmer, Department of Meteorology, Penn State University

Undergraduate Students

Mackenzie C. Williams
Web Assistant


Pennsylvania State University Alumni

Amanda Walker (2017 M.S.)

Andra J. (Reed) Garner (2016 Ph.D.): NSF Post-doctoral Fellow, Rutgers University

Sreece Goldberger (2015 M.S.)

Daniel Brouilette (2015 M.S.): Climate Services Specialist, Florida State University

Steven Simon (2015 M.S.): PhD Candidate, University of Miami

Liang Ning (2012 Ph.D.): School of Geography Science, Nanjing Normal University

Fangxing Fan (2011 Ph.D.): Research Scientist, International Center for Climate and Environment Sciences (ICCES), Chinese Academy of Sciences

Brandon Katz (2009 M.S.): Catastrophe Modelling Consultant, JLT Towers Re

Michael Kozar (2011 M.S.): Risk Management Solutions/HWind Scientific

Thomas Sabbatelli (2009 M.S.): Senior Solution Specialist, Risk Management Solutions

University of Virginia Alumni

Julian Adams (2003 M.S.)

Peter Cleary (2004 M.S.)

Benjamin Cook (2004 M.S.; 2007 Ph.D.): Climate Scientist, NASA/GISS and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Zhihua Zhang (2006 Ph.D.): NOAA/NESDIS

University of Massachusetts Alumni

Caspar Ammann (2000 Ph.D.)

Anne Waple (1999 Ph.D.)