Meet Nicholas S. Grondin
Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies
Phone: (813) 257-4065
Address: 401 W. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL 33606
2016 University of South Alabama, B.S.
2019 Louisiana State University, M.S.
2023 The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Ph.D.
Nicholas Grondin is a broadly trained climatologist with a background in meteorology and physical geography. He specializes in hazards climatology with a particular interest in tropical cyclones (hurricanes).
Grondin's research activity spans the breadth of hazards climatology. Most of his work has focused on various aspects of tropical cyclone climatology, such as recurrence intervals of landfalling storms, intraseasonal variability, and storm behavior prior to landfall. Beyond tropical cyclones, he has been involved with other projects on topics including perceptions of weather trends and climate change, tornado debris, and co-located tornado and flash flood events. Grondin has several recent publications on the above work and has another paper currently in preparation for submission.
Grondin is particularly passionate about undergraduate instruction. He seeks all opportunities to learn novel and evidence-based teaching methods and employ those methods in the classroom. He has experience instructing a wide variety of courses and diverse groups of students. Personally, Grondin considers mentoring and student recruitment to be key parts of teaching and has had great success recruiting majors and mentoring students during the graduate school application process and applying for prestigious scholarships.
He is heavily involved in the weather and climate community. For six years, including two as a program co-chair, he has served on the program committee for the American Meteorological Society (AMS) Student Conference. During his tenure as a program co-chair, he has led the student poster session and competition, helped develop several new sessions, and helped with the groundwork toward a formal AMS Board of Student Affairs, which became active at the beginning of 2023. Beyond the AMS, Grondin is a member of the American Association of Geographers- Climate Specialty Group, and the Southeastern Division of the American Association of Geographers.
2023 Extraordinary Graduate Student Teaching Award, Office of the Provost, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
2023 Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching, Graduate Student Senate, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
2015 American Meteorological Society Named Scholarship
2014 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Ernest F. Hollings Scholar