- Ph. D. Meteorology (1992), University of Wisconsin-Madison
- M. S. Meteorology (1986), University of Wisconsin-Madison
- B. S. Meteorology (1984), University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Middle latitude cyclones (dynamic and synoptic meteorology)
- Thunderstorm phenomena (mesoscale dynamics)
- Air quality
- Meteorological decision support systems that can be used by decision makers, planners, and emergency managers charged with protecting communities in the path of potentially adverse weather.