Faculty and Staff
The faculty of Valparaiso University’s geography and meteorology department bring extraordinary commitment and expertise to ensuring students’ success. Every professor in the geography and meteorology program at Valpo holds the highest degree in his or her field.
Teresa Bals-Elsholz, Ph.D. Professor of Meteorology and Chair, Department of Geography & Meteorology firstname.lastname@example.org 219.464.6003 Dynamic and synoptic meteorology, tropical systems, Southern Hemisphere weather, CoCoRaHS.
Jon Kilpinen, Ph.D. Former Professor of Geography and Former Dean, College of Arts & Sciences American historical geography and environmental history, Europe, political geography, GIS. Dean Kilpinen is now Provost at Black Hills State University in South Dakota. Please contact the department chair if you would like to contact him.
Michael Longan, Ph.D. Professor of Geography email@example.com 219.464.6874 Cultural geography, urban geography and planning, communication geography, rural geography, landscape, neighborhood and community activism, cyberspace, East Asia.
Bharath Ganesh Babu, Ph.D. Professor of Geography firstname.lastname@example.org 219.464.6984 Globalization and the Environment, Remote Sensing and GIS for Environmental Monitoring and Analysis, Cartographic Design.
Kevin Goebbert, Ph.D. Professor of Meteorology email@example.com 219.464.5517 Synoptic Meteorology and Forecasting, Numerical Weather Prediction, and Meteorological Computer Applications, Climate Change.
Jon Paul McCool, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Geography firstname.lastname@example.org (Pronouns: he/him/his) 219.464.5139 Geoarchaeology, Soils, Biorhexistasy Theory, African Humid Period, Sudan, North Africa, Geographic Information Systems, Earth Systems Science, Fluvial & Aeolian Sediment Transport, Anthropogenic Modification of Soil & Sediment Systems.
Adam Stepanek, Ph.D. Adjunct Assistant Professor of Meteorology email@example.com 219.464.5472 Aviation meteorology, Synoptic-dynamic meteorology, Mesoscale meteorology, Weather forecasting problems, Operational meteorology, Meteorological computing, Space weather, Military meteorology.
Staff Meteorologist 219.464.5140 Our staff meteorologist position is not currently filled. For outreach events or instrumentation questions please contact the department chair, firstname.lastname@example.org or the administrative assistant email@example.com
Sarah Moyer Administrative Assistant for Geography and Meteorology firstname.lastname@example.org 219.464.5140