Professor of Meteorology
BS, MS, University of Puerto Rico; PhD, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign
About Professor Avilés
Dr. Lourdes B. Avilés received B.S. and M.S. degrees in physics from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, PR and her Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences form the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champgian, IL. Her areas of expertise include dynamical, physical, tropical and historical meteorology as well as air quality and atmospheric science education.
She currently teaches both undergraduate courses for the B.S. in Meteorology and the general education program and graduate courses for the M.S. in Applied Meteorology. She is member of several national boards and committees in the field, such as the American Meteorological Society (AMS) Board on Higher Education, the AMS Committee on the History of Atmospheric Science and the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) Membership Committee. She currently conducts research on historical meteorology. She has also been involved in research on tropical cyclone formation from African easterly waves, air quality forecasting methods and the in the development of the most recent AMS curricular guidelines for undergraduate atmospheric science and meteorology programs.