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Dr. Scott Curtis

Dr. Scott Curtis is the Dr. John Lining Professor of Physics and Director of the Lt. Col. James B. Near Jr., USAF, ’77 Center for Climate Studies at The Citadel. Dr. Curtis received his Ph.D. in Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences with a minor in Computer Science and his Masters in Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences both from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. He received his Bachelor's degree in Environmental Sciences with a minor in Physics from the University of Virginia.

Some of his awards include the Honored Instructor Award in 2019, Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences Advancement Council Distinguished Professor of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (2017 to 2022), and Center for Sustainability Outstanding Affiliate Faculty Member (2013 to 2014). Further, he has been award several grants, including an EPA grant for “Predicting Drinking Water Contamination from Extreme Weather to Reduce Early Life Contaminant Exposures", US Coastal Research Program grant for “Estuarine Bluff Shorelines: Inter-Relation Between Erosion Processes and Development, and Vulnerability,” and NOAA Coastal and Ocean Climate Applications (COCA) and Sectoral Applications Research Program (SARP) joint competition grant for “Preparing for, Responding to, and Mitigating Compound Water Hazards for Resilient Rural Communities.”



Contact Information

Office: Grimsley 214
Telephone: 843 953-6781

Vita: Dr. Curtis's Vita


University of Wisconsin—Madison Ph.D. FA 94 – SP 98

Thesis:  Circulation Mechanisms of Climatic Variability in the Tropics; Advisor: Stefan Hastenrath

Major:  Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences, Minor: Computer Science

University of Wisconsin—Madison MS FA 93 – SU 94

Thesis:  Evolution of Tropical Atlantic Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies; Advisor: Stefan Hastenrath

Major:  Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences

University of Virginia BA FA 89 – SP 93

Major:  Environmental Sciences, Minor: Physics


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