David Babb

Ph.D., Meteorology, Penn State
B.S., Atmospheric Science, University Of Kansas

Dr. David Babb is the lead faculty for the Undergraduate Certificate in Weather Forecasting and an associate teaching professor in the Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science. Dr. Babb enjoys the challenges of teaching online and has designed instructional materials in meteorological and scientific curricula for more than 15 years. He believes that online learning provides an unprecedented access to knowledge and allows students to be lifelong learners in any field in which they are interested.

Steve Seman

M.Ed., Adult Education, Penn State
B.S., Meteorology, Penn State

Steve Seman is assistant director of the Certificate of Achievement in Weather Forecasting program. He has written forecasts for the New York Times and has regularly appeared as a forecaster on Weather World, which airs on WPSU television and the Pennsylvania Cable Network. He specializes in weather analysis and forecasting on the synoptic scale and mesoscale, as well as in instructional design and development of asynchronous online courses. He was the recipient of both the John A. Dutton Award in Atmospheric Dynamics and the Special Award for Teaching Support in Meteorology in 2003.