Visiting Scholar Dates: April - May, 2012, June - July, 2013, September 2014, March 2016
Kevin Birdwell received a PhD in physical geography, with emphasis in meteorology and environmental change, from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2011. He also holds a BS and an MS in geography, with an emphasis in remote sensing and math emphasis, from Murray State University, as well as an AA in the Bible from Evangel University.
Kevin is a member of the American Meteorological Society and the Nuclear Utilities Meteorological User’s Group (American Nuclear Society). He has 25 years of experience in meteorological operations and research, focusing on areas of complex terrain meteorology, dispersion modeling, air quality, and Quaternary paleoclimate. His dissertation research described the interaction of winds in complex terrain and how to categorize and predict such flows in terms of the underlying atmospheric physics.
Kevin currently manages the operational meteorology program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and also teaches earth and space science part-time for the Department of Adult and Online Learning at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee. For a profile of Kevin Birdwell’s work, see “Climatology Reveals Creation Clues.”