Adjunct Professor of Atmospheric Sciences
Fred graduated from Colorado State University in 1961 with a degree in Civil Engineering (B.S.C.E.). He then worked as a Peace Corps volunteer designing and building sanitary engineering projects in Thailand, and thereafter in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a operations research systems analyst.
Fred then attended and graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in 1975 with a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree. After working as a lawyer with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy (energy conservation programs) he and his family moved to Vermont in 1978, where he worked as an attorney in private environmental practice and also as the state’s Land Use Attorney in the Vermont Agency of Environmental Conservation.
Returning to his technical roots in 1997, he refreshed his scientific background at LSC by completing most of the meteorology program and then a brief residency in 2002 at the McGill University Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences in Montréal.
Back in Vermont in 2003, he was invited to teach and to supervise student projects as an adjunct professor, and has been with the Atmospheric Sciences Department ever since.