Dr. Andrew Dessler receives 2014 AFS Teaching Award

Jul 28, 2014

Dr. Andrew Dessler, a professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences, has received the Texas A&M Association of Former Students’ teaching award for the College of Geosciences.

Dessler has been teaching at Texas A&M for nine years and is presently a full professor. During his time at the university, he has taught courses on atmospheric science and physics, climate modeling, and the science and politics of climate change. Students described Dessler as a thought provoking and motivational professor who serves as a mentor and role model.

The award is the latest of many for Dessler. This year he also received the AMS Louis J. Battan Author’s Award for Introduction to Modern Climate Change. In 2012 he was recognized with the AGU Atmospheric Sciences Ascent award. He was also selected as a Fellow in the inaugural Google Science Communications program.

Dessler’s latest research focuses on climate change, water vapor, and clouds. His work has been critical in climate change both in informing the scientific community and introducing students to this important field. In addition to teaching, he contributes the public discussion on climate change by writing numerous opinion pieces and blogs, interviewing in the mainstream media and testifying before U.S. select committees.