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Joshua Hatzis

Postdoctoral Research Associate

My research focuses on the societal impacts of atmospheric hazards (primarily tornadoes). I have developed a daily tornado impacts model for assessing tornado risk, past present and future. I am interested in the use of agent-based models to determine sheltering/evacuation behavior during tornadoes and how severe weather communication influences people’s likelihood to respond to warnings.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy in Geography, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, 2019

Master of Science in Geography, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, 2010

Bachelor of Science in Meteorology, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, 2005

Associate of Science, Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove, Illinois, 2003

Experience

Oct. 2019 – present, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma

Aug 2014 – May 2019, Teaching Assistant in Geography, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma

Jun 2013 - Aug 2014, Fast Response Desk/Communication Setup Specialist, Weathernews, Inc., Norman, Oklahoma

Aug 2012 - Jun 2013, Order Entry Specialist, Weathernews, Inc., Norman, Oklahoma

Jun 2011 – Aug 2012, Message Control Specialist, Weathernews, Inc., Norman, Oklahoma

Aug 2010 – May 2011, Adjunct Professor of Earth Science, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Illinois

Aug 2007 – May 2009, Teaching Assistant in Meteorology, Department of Geography, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois

Research Team(s):

Societal Impacts