STARKVILLE, MS (WCSC) - May 18th, 2015
All week I've been writing about our daily adventures on the road, however today as we begin our trip back to Mississippi, I would like to tell you about the man who has made it all possible. Dr. Mike Brown, an esteemed professor at Mississippi State who has been teaching this course, Severe Storm Methods, for 15 years. In addition to Severe Storm Methods, Dr. Brown also teaches Satellite and Radar Meteorology as well as Mesoscale Meteorology.
Professor Brown began his career while earning his B.S. in Meteorology at Western Illinois University working at KWQC-TV as an on-air Meteorologist. After working in television for a little over a year, he continued his education at Mississippi State earning his M.S. in Geoscience. After receiving his masters, Professor Brown didn't stop there, he headed to The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill where he earned his Ph.D in Geography. While at Chapel Hill, he was offered an adjunct professor position at Mississippi State while he finished his Ph. D. That quickly became a permanent position and Professor Brown has been at MSU ever since.
When he is not on the road with students chasing storms during the summer months, or teaching on campus at Mississippi State in Starkville, Professor Brown spends time with his wife and 8 year old adopted son Diwas. Dr. Brown's wife, Karyn, is also a professor
at MSU. She works in the Communications department teaching Public Relations. The two adopted Diwas from Nepal in January of 2011. In his spare time he enjoys playing with Diwas and shooting skeet.
I am very thankful for all that Dr. Mike Brown has taught me over the past 9 days, and I look forward to hopefully returning next year for another Storm Chasing adventure.