Judith Curry, President

Dr. Judith Curry is President and co-founder of CFAN.  Her career in academic research and administration, most recently at Georgia Tech, has led to her current focus on managing the translation of cutting-edge research to forecast products that support the mitigation of weather and climate risk for public and private sector decision makers.


Dr. Curry is also actively engaged at the intersection of science and public policy. She is frequently called upon to give Congressional testimony and serve as an expert witness on matters related to weather and climate.


Dr. Curry is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Geophysical Union.

Dr. Curry received a Ph.D. in atmospheric science from the University of Chicago in 1982.  Prior to joining the faculty at Georgia Tech, she has held faculty positions at the University of Colorado, Penn State University and Purdue University. Dr. Curry’s research interests span a variety of topics in atmospheric sciences, including:  climate dynamics of the Arctic; climate dynamics of extreme weather events; cloud microphysics; and reasoning about climate uncertainty. Dr. Curry is coauthor of the books Thermodynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans and Thermodynamics, Kinetics and Microphysics of Clouds and has published over 190 journal articles.


Dr. Curry has recently served on the NASA Advisory Council Earth Science Subcommittee, the DOE Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Council and the National Academies Climate Research Committee and the Space Studies Board.


Curry is proprietor of the blog Climate Etc. (judithcurry.com), which discusses current topics in climate science, climate and energy policy, challenges at the science-policy interface, and use of social media in engaging with the public on complex and controversial topics.