Gregory S. Jenkins

Gregory S. Jenkins

Professor
Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, Geography, and African Studies
Penn State University

Gregory Jenkins is a native of Philadelphia and is currently a professor in the Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences at Penn State University and director of the Alliance for Education, Sciences, Engineering and Design with Africa (AESEDA) in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences.  He received his BS in Physics from Lincoln University and his MS and Ph.D. degrees in Atmospheric and Space Sciences from the University of Michigan.   Dr. Jenkins has taught at Penn State University and Howard University.    He has served as the director for the Howard University Program in Atmospheric Sciences (HUPAS) and as Chair in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.  He was a recipient of the NSF Career award and was selected as a Fulbright Senior Research Fellow.  He has published in numerous journals and is the recipient of the Alumni Merit Award from the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan.  He is a member of the HistoryMakers and was named a fellow of the American Meteorological Society in 2014 and awarded the Charles E. Anderson Award in 2020 for his mentoring activities.  His areas of research are in weather, climate and air quality of West Africa.