Dr. Jeff Frame came to Illinois from the Geosciences Department at the Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY, where he was a Visiting Assistant Professor. Originally from Royal Oak, MI, Jeff can best be described as a life-long weather junkie. Jeff graduated with a BS in Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Sciences from the University of Michigan in 2001, then moved on to Penn State University for graduate school. At Penn State, Jeff worked with adviser Paul Markowski and earned his M.S. in 2003 and Ph.D. in 2008. For his M.S., he examined simulated squall lines traversing mountain ridges and his Ph.D. research investigated the affects of anvil shadowing on simulated supercell thunderstorms.
Jeff is excited to help build the new undergraduate program in Atmospheric Science at the University of Illinois. He is not only a teacher, but hopes to share his passion for the weather with his students and mentor students for capstone research projects. He regularly teaches An Introduction to Meteorology, Severe and Hazardous Weather, Synoptic Weather Analysis, Mesoscale Meteorology, and Weather Forecasting.
Jeff enjoys field projects and has had the opportunity to participate in several. He studied thunderstorm formation during the International H2O Project (IHOP) in 2002, and chased tornadoes with the Doppler on Wheels radars during the Radar Observations of Tornadoes and Thunderstorms Experiment (ROTATE) in 2004 and 2005. Jeff was back with the DOWs as a part of VORTEX2 in 2009 and 2010, and is looking forward to returning to the Plains in subsequent springs. Jeff hopes to involve students in his storm chasing activities in the near future. His current research interests include observational and modeling studies of severe convective storms. He will head back to Upstate New York this winter to observe intense lake-effect snow bands with a DOW radar. When he is not working or looking at the weather, Jeff enjoys traveling, visiting friends and family, and is an avid sports fan, especially of college football.
- Ph.D. Meteorology, The Pennsylvania State University, 2008
- M.S. Meteorology, The Pennsylvania State University, 2003
- B.S. Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Sciences, University of Michigan, 2001