John Knox (PhD 1996) Wins National Teaching Award, Named Fellow

John Knox, a 1996 PhD graduate of the UW-Madison, will receive two honors at the upcoming centennial meeting of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) in Boston, MA in January 2020.

Knox will be presented with the Edward N. Lorenz Teaching Excellence Award, the top teaching award in the nation for meteorology instructors. This AMS award is named after the modern discoverer of chaos theory, famed MIT professor Ed Lorenz, who was also an award-winning teacher.

In addition, Knox will also be inducted as a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society, an honor reserved for those who “shall have made outstanding contributions to the atmospheric or related oceanic or hydrologic sciences or their applications during a substantial period of years.” According to the AMS, “New Fellows are elected each year by the Council at its fall meeting from a slate submitted by the Fellows Committee of not more than two-tenths of 1 percent of all AMS Members.”