PhD, Geography, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
MA, Geography, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
BA, Geography, Clark University, Worcester, MA
Integrating Social Science into Hydrology and Meteorology
Hazard Warnings and Response
Director of Social Science Woven into Meteorology (SSWIM)
Co-director of Weather and Society: Integrated Studies (WAS*IS)
Awards and Honors:
Recipient of the Kenneth E. Spengler Award from the American Meteorological Society, January 2009
Fulbright Distinguished Chair of Geography at the University of Trieste, Italy, 2003
J. Demuth, E. Gruntfest, S. Drobot, R. Morss & J. Lazo. 2007: Weather and Society * Integrated Studies (WAS*IS): Building a Community for Integrating Meteorology & Social Science. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 88(11) 1729-1737.
L. Barnes, D. Schultz, E. Gruntfest, C. Benight, & M. Hayden. 2007: False Alarms & Close Calls: A Conceptual Model of Warning Accuracy. Weather & Forecasting, 22, 1140-1147.
C. Benight, E. Gruntfest, M. Hayden, & L. Barnes 2007. Trauma & Short Fuse Weather Perceptions.Environmental Hazards, 7, 220-226.
S. Drobot, C. Benight & E. Gruntfest, 2007. Risk Factors for Driving into Flooded Roads.Environmental Hazards, 7, 117-134.
M. Hayden, S. Drobot, E. Gruntfest, C. Benight, S. Radil, & L. Barnes 2007. Information Sources for Flash Flood Warnings in Denver, CO & Austin, TX. Environmental Hazards, 7, 211-219.
Outreach and Service:
Chair, Board on Societal Impacts, American Meteorological Society.
Associate Editor, Journal of Flood Risk Management.
Editorial Board member, Weather, Climate and Society.