Prof. Clark Evans is an Associate Professor with and the Program Coordinator for the Atmospheric Science Program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He joined UWM's faculty in 2011 after completing a postdoctoral fellowship with the Advanced Study Program at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. He received B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Meteorology from Florida State University in 2004, 2006, and 2009, respectively.
Clark's research interests lie with better understanding the dynamics and predictability of meso- to synoptic-scale meteorological phenomena such as mesoscale convective systems, convection initiation, and tropical cyclones. He actively mentors his graduate students on research in these areas, utilizing the research to help develop their critical thinking abilities and enable them to acquire the skills necessary for long, productive careers in the field. Much of this research is conducted collaboratively with colleagues at other universities, with the NWS, or at NCAR. A full listing of current research may be found on the Research portion of this website.
Currently, Clark serves as an Associate Editor for Monthly Weather Review, a member and Vice Chair of the AMS's Committee on Weather Analysis and Forecasting, and organizer of the 2018 AMS Special Symposium on Impact-Based Decision Support Services. He has published fifteen manuscripts in the peer-reviewed literature, many with his students as lead author, and has served as PI or co-PI on funded awards totaling approximately $900,000. Full accounts of his funding, publication, service, and award records may be found in his Curriculum Vita.
On a personal level, Clark is interested in the weather, faith, running, sports, the outdoors, photography, cartography, historical accounts, and traveling. He is a fan of the great outdoors, particularly when the sky is blue, the fields are green, and the air is warm. Summer sunsets over Lake Superior are a particular joy. He counts his wife of eight-plus years, Susanna, as well as his mom, grandparents, and those who persevere in the face of great adversity among the people that inspire him.