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Weathering the Storm: Surviving a Pandemic and Understanding the Upcoming Hurricane Season
FSU alumnus Marshall Shephard (B.S. ’91, M.S. ’93, Ph.D. ’99) will share his insight about the upcoming hurricane season, the impact warmer temperatures could have on COVID-19 and his personal experience navigating the pandemic at home.

May 27, 2020 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Marshall Shepherd (B.S. ’91, M.S. ’93, Ph.D. ’99)
Dr. J. Marshall Shepherd is a leading international expert in weather and climate and is the Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor of Geography and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Georgia. Dr. Shepherd was the 2013 President of American Meteorological Society (AMS). He serves as Director of the University of Georgia’s Atmospheric Sciences Program and Full Professor in the Department of Geography where he was a previous Associate Department Head. Dr. Shepherd is frequently sought as an expert on weather, climate, and remote sensing. He routinely appears on CBS Face The Nation, NOVA, The Today Show, CNN, Fox News, The Weather Channel and several others. Dr. Shepherd received his B.S., M.S. and PhD in physical meteorology from Florida State University. He was the first African American to receive a PhD from the Florida State University Department of Meteorology. He is also the 2nd African American to preside over the American Meteorological Society.