Dr. Eric G. Hoffman received his B.S. in meteorology from Cornell University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in atmospheric science from the University at Albany (SUNY). His areas of expertise include synoptic and mesoscale meteorology.
Prior to joining the PSU faculty in 2000, Dr. Hoffman worked for the National Weather Service as an aviation meteorologist for the Aviation Weather Center. While in graduate school, he worked as a part-time broadcast meteorologist for WGY-AM Radio in Schenectady, NY, and as a graduate research and teaching assistant.
Dr. Hoffman has a wide range of research interests and has recently worked with both undergraduate and graduate students on a variety of projects including cold-air damming in northern New England, impactful weather associated with stationary fronts in the eastern U.S., climatological studies of high wind events, and weather-related power outages.