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Randy Peppler

Associate Director – CIMMS; Instructor – Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability

Randy’s research focuses on place-based tornado risk perception, and place attachment more broadly; Indigenous knowledge of weather and climate, particularly as it relates to its use in agriculture; and environment-society relations past and present, particularly environmental justice and environmental discourse.


PhD - Geography, University of Oklahoma, 2011

MS – Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois, 1991

MS – Atmospheric Science, Purdue University, 1982

BS with Honors – Atmospheric Science, Purdue University, 1980


Associate Director, CIWRO (August 2017-present)

Interim Director, CIWRO (June 2014-August 2017)

Assistant Director, CIWRO-NOAA Relations (July 2004-December 2014)

Manager, ARM Program Data Quality Office (July 2000-present)

Associate Director, CIWRO (August 1995-June 2014)

Associate Site Scientist, ARM Southern Great Plains Climate Research Facility (August 1995-July 2000)

Director, Water and Atmospheric Resources Monitoring Network, Illinois State Water Survey (July 1991-August 1995)

Research Meteorologist, Illinois State Water Survey (June 1982-July 1991)

Research Team(s):

ARM Program Data Quality Office