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Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Stephen Taylor
PhD in Physical Oceanography (2006)
    Scripps Institution of Oceanography / University of California San Diego

MA in Geography
    University of California Santa Barbara

BS in Physics
    University of California Santa Barbara

Training and Research Interests

Science education, climate variations and dynamics, physics and circulation of the atmosphere, hydrological cycle

Regents' Medal for Excellence in Teaching (2011)

Publications in Refereed Journals
  • Taylor, S.V., D.R. Cayan, N.E. Graham, and K.P. Georgakakos (2008), “Northerly surface winds over the eastern North Pacific Ocean in spring and summer, Journal of Geophysical Research, 113, D02110, doi:10.1029/2006JD008053.
  • Carpenter, T.M., S.V. Taylor, K.P. Georgakakos, J. Wang, E. Shamir, and J.A. Sperfslage (2007), "Surveying flash flood response in mountain streams", Eos Trans. AGU, 88(6), 69, doi:10.1029/2007EO060001.
Selected Conference Presentations
  • Harris, S., S.V. Taylor, J.E. Schoonmaker, E. Lane, R. Francois, P. Austin (2011), “Measuring Student Improvement in Lower‐ and Upper‐Level University Climate Science Courses”. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Dec. 2011, Abstract ED11B-0773.
  • Taylor, S.V. (2006), "Understanding the Greenhouse Effect Using Clear vs Cloudy Sky Diurnal Temperature Observations," Eos Trans. AGU, 87(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract ED41A-07.
  • Taylor, S.V., N.E. Graham, D.R. Cayan, J. Wang, and K.P. Georgakakos (2006), "Large-scale Atmospheric Circulation Associated With Northwesterly Surface Wind Events Along the US West Coast," Eos Trans. AGU, 87(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract A43C-0152.
Other Activities
  • Workshop Co-Convener, Climate Literacy & Energy Awareness Network, "Teaching Climate Complexity," Online workshop for undergraduate faculty, May 7-16, 2012.
  • Funded participant, American Meteorological Society, Climate Studies Diversity Project, Washington, D.C. May 18-23, 2014.
  • Partially Funded participant, On the Cutting Edge: Professional Development for Geoscience Faculty Workshop: Teaching Oceanography, San Francisco, CA., June 17-23, 2013.
  • Funded participant, American Meteorological Society Summer Policy Colloquium, Washington, D.C., June, 2009.