Dr. Michael E. Mann is Distinguished Professor of Meteorology at Penn State University, with joint appointments in the Department of Geosciences and the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI). He is also director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center (ESSC).
Dr. Mann received his undergraduate degrees in Physics and Applied Math from the University of California at Berkeley, an M.S. degree in Physics from Yale University, and a Ph.D. in Geology & Geophysics from Yale University. His research involves the use of theoretical models and observational data to better understand Earth's climate system.
He was a Lead Author on the Observed Climate Variability and Change chapter of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Third Scientific Assessment Report in 2001 and was organizing committee chair for the National Academy of Sciences Frontiers of Science in 2003. He has received a myriad of honors and awards and contributed to the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.
Dr. Mann was selected by Scientific American as one of the fifty leading visionaries in science and technology, made Bloomberg News' list of fifty most influential people and was named Highly Cited Researcher by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI). He is a Fellow of both the American Geophysical Union and the American Meteorological Society.
Dr. Mann has authored more than 170 peer-reviewed and edited publications, and has published two books, including Dire Predictions: Understanding Global Warming in 2008 and The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines in 2012. He is also a co-founder and avid contributor to the award-winning science website RealClimate.org.