Russ Schumacher is an associate professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Colorado’s state climatologist, and director of the Colorado Climate Center. His research focuses on mesoscale meteorology, mesoscale convective systems, weather analysis and forecasting, the climatology of precipitation, precipitation extremes, flash floods, the weather and climate of Colorado and the societal impact of weather.
Schumacher received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2010 and was named the atmospheric science department’s Outstanding Professor of the Year in 2012.
Schumacher earned his B.S. in meteorology and humanities from Valparaiso University in 2001. He then studied atmospheric science at Colorado State, earning his M.S. in 2003 and his Ph.D. in 2008. Prior to joining the CSU faculty, Schumacher spent two years working for the National Center for Atmospheric Research.