Online Abridged Curriculum Vitae
 

Vittorio (Victor) A. Gensini, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor · Meteorology Program · College of DuPage
425 Fawell Blvd. · BIC 3503 · Glen Ellyn · Illinois · 60137 · ph: (630) 942-3496 · e:

 

EDUCATION

Ph.D. in Geography, 2014, University of Georgia, Athens, GA (73 sem. hrs.): GPA- 3.94/4.00
        - Dissertation title: "Hazardous Convective Weather in the U.S.: A Dynamical Downscaling Approach"
        - Committee: Thomas Mote (advisor); Harold Brooks; Andrew Grundstein; Marshall Shepherd

M.S. in Geography (Meteorology/Climatology Specialization), 2010, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL (39 sem. hrs): GPA- 4.00/4.00
        - Thesis title: "Climatology of Potentially Severe Convective Environments from Reanalysis"
        - Committee: Walker Ashley (advisor); Mace Bentley; Harold Brooks, David Changnon

B.S. w/ upper division honors in Meteorology, 2008, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL (65 sem. hrs): GPA- 3.83/4.00 (Magna Cum Laude)

A.S., 2006, Illinois Valley Community College, Oglesby, IL (69 sem. hrs): GPA- 3.72/4.00 (Cum Laude)

 

CERTIFICATES

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) from Northern Illinois University, 2008

 

PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

Assistant Professor, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Illinois. August 2012 – Present

Adjunct Instructor, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois. August 2013 – May 2014

Teaching Assistant, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. January 2011 – May 2012
        -
Teaching Assistant for GEOG 1111L SP '11
        -Instructor of Record for GEOG 3120 FA '11
        -Teaching Assistant for GEOG 1112L SP '12

Research Assistant, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. August 2010 – January 2011

Part Time Instructor, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Illinois. August 2009 – August 2010
        -Instructor of Record for ESAS 1110, ESAS 1111

Intern Meteorologist, Chesapeake Energy, Chicago, Illinois. May 2009 – August 2009

Student Volunteer, National Weather Service, Davenport, Iowa. February 2009 – May 2009

Teaching Assistant, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois. August 2008 – May 2010
        - Teaching Assistant for MET 300, MET 320, MET 410, MET 411, MET 444, GEOG 460

Student Volunteer, National Weather Service, Davenport, Iowa. September 2007 – December 2007

Student Researcher, (CAPS/OU REU) National Severe Storms Laboratory, Norman, Oklahoma. May 2007 – August 2007

 

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

V. A. Gensini and T. L. Mote, 2014: Downscaled estimates of late 21st century severe weather from CCSM3. Climatic Change. [in review]

V. A. Gensini and T. L. Mote, 2014: Examination of historical hazardous convective weather using dynamical downscaling. J. Clim. [in press]

V. A. Gensini, T. L. Mote, and H. E. Brooks, 2014: Severe thunderstorm reanalysis environments and collocated radiosonde observations. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 53, 742–751. DOI: 10.1175/JAMC-D-13-0263.1 [PDF]

Gensini, V. A., C. A. Ramseyer, and T. L. Mote, 2014: Future convective environments using NARCCAP. Int. J. Clim., 34, 1699–1705. DOI: 10.1002/joc.3769 [PDF].

Barrett, B. S., and V. A. Gensini, 2013: Variability of central U.S. April–May tornado day likelihood by phase of the Madden-Julian Oscillation. Geo. Res. Lett., 40 (11), 2790–2795. DOI: 10.1002/grl.50522 [PDF]

Knox, J.  A., J.  A. Rackley, A.  W. Black, V.  A. Gensini, M. Butler, C. Dunn, T. Gallo, M.  R. Hunter, L. Lindsey, M. Phan, R. Scroggs, and S. Brustad, 2013: Tornado debris characteristics and trajectories during the 27 April 2011 super outbreak as determined using social media data. Bull. Amer. Met. Soc., 94, 1371–1380. DOI: 10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00036.1 [PDF]

Gensini, V. A., and W. S. Ashley, 2011: Climatology of potentially severe convective environments from the North American regional reanalysis. Electronic J. Severe Storms Meteor., 6 (8), 1–40. [PDF]

Gensini, V. A., A. W. Black, D. Changnon, and S. A. Changnon, 2011: September 2008 heavy rains in Northeast Illinois: Meteorological analysis and impacts. Trans. Ill. State Acad. Sci., 104, 17–33. [PDF]

Gensini, V. A., and W. S. Ashley, 2010: Reply to "Rip current misunderstandings." Nat. Hazards, 55, 163–165. DOI: 10.1007/s11069-010-9528-3 [PDF]

Gensini, V. A., and W. S. Ashley, 2010: An examination of rip current fatalities in the United States. Nat. Hazards, 54, 159–175. DOI: 10.1007/s11069-009-9458-0 [PDF]

 

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Ashley, W. S., and V. A. Gensini, 2014: Weather, extreme weather, and extreme storms. The International Encyclopedia of Geography. Richardson et al. Eds., Wiley-Blackwell. [accepted]

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS/INFORMAL PUBLICATIONS

Knox, J.A., J.A. Rackley, A.W. Black, V.A. Gensini, M. Butler, C. Dunn, T. Gallo, M.R. Hunter, L. Lindsey, M. Phan, R. Scroggs, and S. Brustad, 2013: Using social media data to analyze debris from the 2011 tornado superoutbreak. Invited conference report, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 94, 164–165.

Gensini, V. A., C. Ramseyer, and T. L. Mote, 2013: Examining future severe weather environments using data from the NARCCAP.  Presented, 25th Conference on Climate Variability and Change; 93rd AMS Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, American Meteorological Society, 3A.2.

Knox, J.A., A.W. Black, J. Rackley, V. A. Gensini, M.Butler, C.Dunn, T.Gallo, M.R.Hunter, L.Lindsey, M.Phan, R.Scroggs, and S.Brustad, 2012: Analysis of Tornado Debris Trajectories During the 27 April 2011 Super Outbreak as Determined Using Social Media Data. 26th Conference on Severe Local Storms, Nashville, TN, American Meteorological Society.

Knox, J.A., A.W. Black, J. Rackley, V. A. Gensini, M.Butler, C.Dunn, T.Gallo, M.R.Hunter, L.Lindsey, M.Phan, R.Scroggs, and S.Brustad, 2012: Using Social Media for Scientific Research: Experiences from a Tornado Debris Research Project. 26th Conference on Severe Local Storms, Nashville, TN, American Meteorological Society.

Gensini, V. A., 2012: 2012 tornado season off to explosive start. Popular Mechanics (published online 6 March 2012) [PDF]

Gensini, V. A., M. Petro, G. Maier, and J. M. Shepherd, 2011:  Characteristics of Atlantic Basin recurving hurricanes. Presented, 66th Annual Meeting, Savannah, GA, Southeast Division of the Association of American Geographers.

Bedel, A., and V. A. Gensini, 2011: The tornado outbreaks of April 2011 in the Southeast U.S.: A Case Study. 66th Annual Meeting, Savannah, GA, Southeast Division of the Association of American Geographers. [PDF]

Gensini, V. A., C. Ramseyer, and T. L. Mote, 2011: Examining future severe weather environments in the Southeast U.S.  Presented, 6th International Conference on Wind & Trees, Athens, GA, IUFRO Section 8.03.06.

Gensini, V. A., 2011: Is this tornado season the worst ever? Popular Mechanics (published online 22 May 2011) [PDF]

Gensini, V. A., and W. S. Ashley, 2010: Climatology of potentially severe convective environments from reanalysis. Presented, 25th Conference on Severe Local Storms, Denver, CO, American Meteorological Society, P 2.4. [PDF]

Gensini, V. A., and J. M. Laflin, 2010: Trends in convection over the central United States. Presented, 25th Conference on Severe Local Storms, Denver, CO, American Meteorological Society, P 2.3. [PDF]

Changnon, D., V. A. Gensini, and J. Prell, 2010: A common Midwestern question: Where have all our 90 °F days gone? 18th Conference on Applied Climatology, Atlanta, GA, American Meteorological Society.

Gensini, V. A., and H. E. Brooks, 2008: Regional variability of CAPE and deep shear from reanalysis. Presented, 24th Conference on Severe Local Storms, Savannah, GA, American Meteorological Society, P 12.2. [PDF]

Gensini, V. A., and H. E. Brooks, 2008: Regional variability of CAPE and deep shear from the NCEP/NCAR reanalysis. Presented, 12th Annual Severe Storms and Doppler Radar Conference, Des Moines, IA, Central Iowa Chapter of the National Weather Association. [PDF]

Gensini, V. A., and H. E. Brooks, 2008: Regional variability of CAPE and deep shear from reanalysis. Presented, 7th Annual AMS Student Conference, New Orleans, LA, American Meteorological Society. [PDF]

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS/HONOR SOCIETIES

-American Meteorological Society
-National Weather Association
-Gamma Theta Upsilon International Honor Society
-Mortar Board Senior National Honor Society
-Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society

 

AWARDS/HONORS

-University of Georgia Outstanding Teaching Assistant, 2012
-Northern Illinois University Department of Geography Outstanding Teaching Assistant, 2010
-
Northern Illinois University Deans Award in the field of Meteorology, 2008
-
Northern Illinois University Nancy C. Wick Outstanding Senior Meteorology Student, 2008
-
American Meteorological Society Undergraduate Scholar, 2007-2008 (
Carl W. Kreitzberg Endowed Scholarship)
-Northern Illinois University Junior Leadership Award, 2007
-Raymond A. Justi Outstanding Science Student Award, 2004

 

INVITED TALKS

“Potential changes in late 21st century severe weather”, Chicago and College of DuPage Chapters of the American Meteorological Society: Glen Ellyn, IL, 2014

“An overview of severe weather events in 2013”, 23rd Annual DuPage County Advanced Severe Weather Seminar: Wheaton, IL, 2014

“Severe thunderstorms: Past, present, and future”, Omaha-Offutt Chapter of the American Meteorological Society: Omaha, NE, 2014

“Severe thunderstorms: Past, present, and future”, National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office OAX: Omaha/Valley, NE, 2014

“The potential vorticity framework”, National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office LOT: Romeoville, IL, 2014

“Chicago’s vulnerability to a violent tornado” Indian Prairie Public Library: Darien, IL, 2013

“Characteristics of warm front tornadoes in Illinois”, 22nd Annual DuPage County Advanced Severe Weather Seminar: Naperville, IL, 2013

 

SERVICE/PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

-Local manager, College of DuPage WxChallenge

-College of DuPage Instructional Committee, 2013

-Co-advisor, College of DuPage student chapter of the American Meteorological Society

-Chair, Weather and Climate session:  66th Annual Meeting, Savannah, GA, Southeast Division of the Association of American Geographers.

-Peer reviewer,
Natural Hazards, American Journal of Climate Change, International Journal of Climatology, Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, Earth Interactions, NWA Journal of Operational Meteorology

-Student assistant, 25th Conference on Severe Local Storms, Denver, CO, American Meteorological Society, 2010

-Graduate advisor, University of Georgia Undergraduate Geography Club (GeogDawgs), 2011
–2012

-Graduate advisor, University of Georgia Local Chapter of the American Meteorological Society, 2011
–2012

-Student participant, American Meteorological Society Board for Private Sector Meteorologists (BPSM) Mentorship Program, 2010
 

Last modified:   03 June 2014