Prof. Perry J. Samson

Science is a contact sport!

Prof. Samson
with CLaSP chase team
Oklahoma, May, 2010


Sage on Stage


1979 to present:
       Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering
       University of Michigan
       Ann Arbor, MI  48109-2143

2013 to present:
       Senior Vice President for Teaching Innovation
       Echo360 Inc.
       Dulles, VA

1997 to 2012:
       The Weather Underground, Inc.
       San Francisco, CA

1994 to 1995, 1985 to 1986
       Visiting Scientist
       University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
       Boulder, Colorado 80307-3000


        Michigan Distinguished Professor of the Year
        President’s Council of State Universities

        Teaching Innovation Award
        University of Michigan

1995 to present:
        Arthur Thurnau Professorship
        University of Michigan

Current Projects


CLIMATE 102: Extreme Weather

CLIMATE 463: Air Pollution Meteorology

Recent Publications

Nam S., Samson P. (2019) Integrating Students’ Behavioral Signals and Academic Profiles in Early Warning System. In: Isotani S., Millán E., Ogan A., Hastings P., McLaren B., Luckin R. (eds) Artificial Intelligence in Education. AIED 2019. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 11625. Springer.

Extreme Weather and Climate, 2010, Cengage Publishing, ISBN 0-495-11857-5

Samson, P.J., 2010, Deliberate engagement of laptops in large lecture classes to improve attentiveness and engagement, ASEE Computers in Education, May, 2010.