John Allen is a meteorologist and climate scientist, originally from Sydney, Australia. He completed his B.S. Degree in Earth Sciences (Meteorology and Applied Mathematics) at the University of Melbourne, Australia, and went on to pursue an honors by research in meteorology and subsequently a doctorate at the same institution with support from an Australian Postgraduate Award. In 2013 he began a three-year Postdoctoral appointment at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society at Columbia University, before promotion to Associate Research Scientist, a position he would hold until he joined CMU in the summer of 2016.
Dr. Allen’s research interests span operational forecasting of severe storms to applied analysis of risk statistics, and historic climatology to climate change and variability, and include fieldwork experience as a co-lead of projects funding by the National Geographic Expeditions Council. He is currently an Associate Professor of Meteorology in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Central Michigan University.