Eve GruntfestEve Gruntfest

Professor Emeritus
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curriculum vitae



  • PhD, Geography, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
  • MA, Geography, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
  • BA, Geography, Clark University, Worcester, MA

Research Interests:

  • Integrating Social Science into Hydrology and Meteorology
  • Hazard Warnings and Response
  • Flash Floods

Research Projects:

  • 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

Selected Publications:

  • 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.