Dr. Anthony R. Lupo is a Professor and Chair of Atmospheric Sciences in the Soil, Environmental, and Atmospheric Sciences Department at the University of Missouri – Columbia. He earned his BS in Meteorology from the State University of New York at Oswego in 1988, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Purdue University in 1991 and 1995, respectively. His research is in atmospheric dynamics, and climate dynamics and change, including tropical meteorology. He is a member of the American Meteorological Society, and National Weather Association. He was a Fulbright Scholar, studying climate change at the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow. Additionally, he has served as an expert reviewer and contributing author to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) Assessment Reports. The IPCC shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Vice President Albert Gore, Jr. He won the University of Missouri Kemper Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching, the University of Missouri professor of the year, and the Most Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award by the Missouri Academy of Science.