Dr. Gregory Jenkins
Program Review Panelist
Dr. Gregory Jenkins is a professor in the Department of Meteorology at Penn State University and director of the Alliance for Education, Sciences, Engineering and Development in Africa (AESEDA) in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. He received his BS in Physics from Lincoln University and his MS and Ph.D. degrees in Atmospheric and Space Sciences from the University of Michigan. Dr. Jenkins was a post-doctoral fellow at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder Colorado. In 1996, Dr. Jenkins joined the faculty at Penn State University in the Department of Meteorology and joined Howard University in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Howard University Program in Atmospheric Sciences (HUPAS) in 2003. He was the director of HUPAS (2004–2007) and chair of the department of Physics and Astronomy (2007–2010). He was the recipient of an NSF Career award and was a Fulbright Senior Research Fellow in 2003/2004. Dr. Jenkins participated in NASA’s African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis field campaign in Cape Verde and Senegal. He is a member of the HistoryMakers and was named a fellow of the American Meteorological Society in 2014.