Steve Ackerman has been named the new Associate Dean for the Physical Sciences after serving in this position on an interim basis since January 2012.
Dr. Ackerman, Director of the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS), joined the faculty of the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (AOS) department in 1992. His research focus is in the area of satellite meteorology. Ackerman is well known locally and nationally for his efforts to bring science to the public through mass media and other channels of outreach. A UW news release contains more information.