Mailing Address, Phone, Fax and Email:
University of Hawai'i at Manoa
School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
Department of Meteorology
2525 Correa Road, Honolulu, HI 96822-2219
Fax: 808-956-2877 Email: email@example.com
Dr. Small Griswold is one of the newest faculty members in the Atmospheric Sciences Department at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa focusing on cloud microphysics, aerosol-cloud-climate interactions, aircraft observations of clouds, and satellite remote sensing of clouds and aerosol. She recently acquired a new Dual-Range Flight Probe phase Doppler interferometer (PDI) for use in local, mainland and international field projects studying cloud microphysics and precipitation processes. In the fall of 2016-2018 Dr. Griswold and her reserach group will be flying on the NASA P-3 Reserach Aircraft for the ORACLES project investigating marine stratocumulus along the coast of Namibia (Africa). Along with developing her research group, she teached MET/AMTO 101, the “Introduction to Meteorology” course, MET/ATMO 102, "Pacific Cliamtes and Cultures" which is a culturally based course by exploring the connections between weather and climate and the cultures of the Pacific Islands, MET/ATMO 611, "Satellite Data Applications," an applied graduate level course that teaches students how to acquire, process, and utilizing a multitude of satellite data sets includng MODIS, CloudSat, CALIPSO, TRMM, TOMS, OMI and more. Prior to the University of Hawai'i, during her postdoctoral position at JPL from 2009-2012, she maintained an active research career, winning the “Outstanding Postdoctoral Research Award” in 2011. Her research while at JPL focused on the interaction between aerosols and clouds using multi-platform satellite data, predominately from NASA’s A-Train satellite constellation. Simultaneously, she taught several courses (“Weather and Climate” and “Physical Geology”) as an Adjunct Faculty member at Cerritos Community College and served as a “Subject Matter Expert in Meteorology” for South University Online. She also mentored high school and undergraduate interns through JPL’s summer internship program. Prior to JPL, she worked on aircraft observations of clouds at the University of California Santa Cruz. She was also a Graduate Fellow in the NSF sponsored “Center for Informal Learning and Schools” program from 2005-2007 conducting science education research on teaching climate science through writing, rather than through traditional lectures. She also routinely participates in community outreach to expose young women and minorities to Science Technology, Engineering and Math career opportunities through the Expanding Your Horizons Network and Conferences (2003-present). Most recently in 2014 and 2015 she has instituted the first Expanding Your Horizons conference in Hawaii at the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a planned annual event each April.