Steve Seman

Biography

Steve Seman is an Assistant Teaching Professor of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science at Penn State University. Like many meteorologists, he knew that he wanted to study the atmosphere from a very early age. After finding an old cloud chart around age 5, he was hooked. When traveling, he would always stare skyward out the car window to see if he could figure out what kinds of clouds were in the sky, and darkening skies due to imminent thunderstorms filled him with both terror and wonder. After growing up in Findlay, Ohio, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology from Penn State in 2003 and his Master of Education in Adult Education in 2009. He has written weather forecasts for the New York Times, appears on Weather World, which airs Monday through Friday on the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) and WPSU PBS, and serves as the Assistant Director for Penn State's online Certificate of Achievement in Weather Forecasting program. His areas of academic interest are weather forecasting (especially severe weather), weather communications, and effective and efficient methods of facilitating discussions in online learning environments.

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