Logan, Utah, USA
Department of Plants, Soils, and Climate | Utah State University
Dr. Simon Wang, a tenured professor at Utah State University of 14 years, brings his expertise and passion to this project on the future of the Great Salt Lake. He earned an MS in Meteorology from Iowa State University and a PhD in 2008. His work delves into drought, floods, storms, and wildfires.
With 170 peer-review publications to date, Dr. Wang is devoted to understanding and addressing climate extremes, frequently contributing to media discussions and public forums. He's actively collaborating with scientists, policymakers, and community leaders to tackle climate impacts. At Utah State University, he teaches courses on climate science, mentors graduate students, and co-founded the USU Climate Science Degrees. This program exposes students to climate change research, fostering their understanding and engagement.
Dr. Wang's academic excellence is widely recognized. He was named the International Professor of the Year, the Graduate Mentor of the Year, and twice the Faculty Researcher of the Year. His academic book won the prestigious PROSE Award. Dr. Wang's robust qualifications and dedication make him integral to the success of this Great Salt Lake project. He is also an advocate for diversity and inclusion in STEM fields, which are critical to preserving the Great Salt Lake.