History

1947

Arnold True joins SJSU Faculty
Arnold True: Retired Admiral, USN, and founder of Meteorology Department

1960

Department of Meteorology and Physical Science is formed

 1960

Albert Miller and Robert Read join the faculty

1961

First Major classes are taught

1962

First BA degree awarded (Ken Holmes)

1964

MS program begins

 1964

Dave Wang joins faculty

 1964

AFIT program begins

1965

Department of Meteorology is established

 1965

Albert Miller is first Chair

 1965

Chris Riegel joins faculty

1966

First MS degrees awarded to Robin DeMandel and Woodrow Williams

 1966

Jack Thompson joins faculty

1968

Meteorology Department moves to Duncan Hall

 1968

Arnold True Retires

1969

Robert Bornstein and Ken Mackay join faculty

1970

Peter Lester joins faculty

1972

Jindra Goodman joins faculty

 1972

Sid Serebreny and Marc Burton join faculty

1973

Chris Riegel becomes Chairman

 1973

AFIT program ends

1978

Albert Miller Dies

1983

Chris Riegel Dies

 1983

Peter Lester becomes Chairman

1984

Alison Bridger joins faculty

1985

New AFIT program begins

1986

Dave Wang Retires

1987

Douglas Sinton joins faculty

1987

NWS Summer programs begin

1988

Bob Read retires

1990

Jerry Steffens joins faculty

1991

Ken MacKay becomes Chair

1993

Bob Bornstein becomes Chair

1994

NWS summer programs end

1995

Peter Lester becomes Chair

 1995

Mike Voss joins faculty as instructor, system administrator, and staff meteorologist

1997

Scot Rafkin joins faculty

 1997

BS Meteorology with concentration in Science Teaching established

1998

Peter Lester retires

 1998

Jindra Goodman becomes Chair

2002

Eugene Cordero joins faculty

2004

Tom Rickenbach joins faculty

2005

Robert Bornstein and Jindra Goodman retire (FERP)

2005

Alison Bridger becomes Chair

2006

SJSU forecasting team wins overall national forecasting title and top five forecasters award.

2007

Craig Clements joins faculty

2008

Doug Sinton retires

 2008

John Abatzoglou and Menglin Jin join faculty

 


San Jose State University Department of Meteorology, Duncan Hall 620
Phone: 408.924.5200 Email: meteorology@sjsu.edu