Professor of Synoptic Meteorology, University of Manchester

David Schultz is a Professor of Synoptic Meteorology in the School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences at the University of Manchester. He graduated from MIT (BSc, 1987), University of Washington (MSc, 1990), and State University of New York at Albany (PhD, 1996). He was a research meteorologist at the National Severe Storms Laboratory and University of Oklahoma, and Professor of Experimental Meteorology at the University of Helsinki and the Finnish Meteorological Institute. He is the Chief Editor of Monthly Weather Review and the author of Eloquent Science: A Practical Guide to Becoming a Better Writer, Speaker, and Atmospheric Scientist. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles on meteorological research, weather forecasting, scientific publishing, and education. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Public Engagement Ambassador, a STEM Ambassador, and the former Vice President of the Royal Meteorological Society.


  • –present
    Professor of Synoptic Meteorology, University of Manchester


  • 1996 
    University at Albany (New York), PhD