Past Commissioner: David J. Stensrud
David J. Stensrud, Current STAC Commissioner, is Head of the Department of Meteorology at The Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Stensrud is well known for his studies on short-range ensemble forecasting and data assimilation, severe weather, predictability, and the North American monsoon. Prior to his transition to Penn State, Dr. Stensrud was a Research Meteorologist at the NOAA/National Severe Storms Laboratory, where he served as Leader of the Models and Assimilation Team and Chief of the Forecast Research and Development Division.
Dr. Stensrud received his BS in Mathematics and Meteorology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and MS and PhD in Meteorology from The Pennsylvania State University. He was Co-Chief Editor for the American Meteorological Society’s journal Weather and Forecasting and has been a member of numerous NOAA, National Center for Atmospheric Research and American Meteorological Society committees. He is a recipient of the White House Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the American Meteorological Society’s Clarence Leroy Meisinger award, and is a Fellow of the AMS. Dr. Stensrud has authored over 100 formal peer-reviewed publications and the book Parameterization Schemes: Keys to Understanding Numerical Weather Prediction Models.