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

Associate 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, The 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 / LICENSURES

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

HA - Amateur Radio (Technician) license from the Federal Communications Commission, 2013 (exp. 5-8-2023) Call sign: KC9YXT

 

PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

Associate Professor, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Illinois. August 2015 – Present

Consulting Research Meteorologist, Riskpulse, Chicago, Illinois. September 2013 – September 2016

Assistant Professor, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Illinois. August 2012 – August 2015

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

Teaching Assistant, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. January 2011 – May 2012

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

Part Time Instructor, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Illinois. August 2009 – August 2010

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

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

Gensini, V. A., and A. Marinaro, 2016: Tornado frequency in the United States related to global relative angular momentum. Mon. Wea. Rev., 144, 801–810. DOI: 10.1175/MWR-D-15-0289.1 [PDF] (Paper of note in Science)

Tippett, M. K., J. T. Allen, V. A. Gensini, and H. E. Brooks, 2015: Climate and hazardous convective weather. Cur. Climate Change Rep., 1 (2), 60–73. DOI: 10.1007/s40641-015-0006-6 [PDF]

Gensini, V. A., and T. L. Mote, 2015: Downscaled estimates of late 21st century severe weather from CCSM3. Climatic Change, 129, 307–321. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-014-1320-z [PDF]

Gensini, V. A., and T. L. Mote, 2014: Estimations of hazardous convective weather in the United States using dynamical downscaling. J. Climate, 27, 6581–6598. DOI: 10.1175/JCLI-D-13-00777.1 [PDF]

Gensini, V. A., 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. Climatol., 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. Geophys. 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. Meteor. 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. [in press]

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS/INFORMAL PUBLICATIONS

Gensini, V. A., and A. Marinaro, 2016: Tornado frequency in the U.S. related to the global wind oscillation. 28th Conference on Severe Local Storms, Portland, OR, American Meteorological Society, 18.2. [HTTP]

Hoogewind, K. A., V. A. Gensini and R. J. Trapp, 2016: Climatology of severe convective environments from the 20th Century Reanalysis. 28th Conference on Severe Local Storms, Portland, OR, American Meteorological Society, P.46. [PDF]

Gensini, V. A., and A. Marinaro, 2016: Spring tornado activity in the United States related to the GWO. 96th AMS Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, American Meteorological Society, P.850.

Barrett, B. S., and Gensini, V. A., 2014: Efficiency of severe thunderstorm environments in the U.S. 27th Conference on Severe Local Storms, Madison, WI, American Meteorological Society, 12B.1. [HTTP]

Gensini, V. A., and T. L. Mote, 2014: A glimpse into modeled changes of severe thunderstorm occurrence using dynamical downscaling. 27th Conference on Severe Local Storms, Madison, WI, American Meteorological Society, 4A.6A. [HTTP]

Hoogewind, K. A., and V. A. Gensini, 2014: Dynamical downscaling of major U.S. tornado outbreaks. 27th Conference on Severe Local Storms, Madison, WI, American Meteorological Society, P.91. [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: 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, August 2006 – Present

National Weather Association, August 2014 – Present

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 / INTERVIEWS

“Tornadoes: Past, present, and future”, Central Michigan University Research Seminar: Mt. Pleasant, MI, 2016

“Moving beyond Day 4-8: 2-3 week prediction of severe weather across the U.S.”, Indiana Storm Chasers Convention: Camby, IN, 2016

“Tornadoes: Past, present, and future”, The Contemporary Club of Chicago: Chicago, IL, 2016

“Chicago's tornado-proof delusion”, WBEZ's Curious City Live Event: Chicago, IL, 2016

“Hours to Decades: The New World of Long-Range Tornado Science”, Weather and Climate Session | Society of Environmental Journalists: Norman, OK, 2016

“Extended range tornado prediction”, WGN/Femilab Tornado and Severe Storms Seminar: Batavia, IL, 2016

“Tornado forecasts at the College of DuPage are gaining national attention”, WGN-TV, Chicago, IL 2016

“Meteorologists may be on the verge of forecasting tornadoes weeks in advance”, Interview with Forbes Magazine, 2016

“DuPage researcher trying to predict tornadoes weeks in advance”, Interview with WBBM 780/105.9FM CBS, Chicago, IL, 2016

“Storm Animation”, 25th Annual DuPage County Advanced Severe Weather Seminar: Wheaton, IL, 2016

“Tornadoes: Past, present, and future”, Purdue University Research Seminar: West Lafayette, IN, 2015

“What's the weather like? A storm chasing perspective”, Sugar Grove Public Library: Sugar Grove, IL, 2015

“Tools of the Trade”, 24th Annual DuPage County Advanced Severe Weather Seminar: Wheaton, IL, 2015

“Sub-seasonal forecasting of tornadoes”, National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office LOT: Romeoville, IL, 2015

“Hazardous convective weather in the U.S.: A dynamical downscaling approach”, Northern Illinois University: DeKalb, IL, 2014

“Estimations of hazardous convective weather in the U.S. using dynamical downscaling”, Argonne National Lab: Argonne, IL, 2014

“Tornadoes: Past, present, and future”, Carol Stream Public Library: Carol Stream, IL, 2014

“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

“Heavy snow blankets Chicago”, Chicago Tonight (WTTW): Chicago, IL, 2013

“Chicago weather”, Chicago Tonight (WTTW): Chicago, IL, 2013

“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

“The year's extreme weather”, Chicago Tonight (WTTW): Chicago, IL, 2012

 

SYNERGISTIC ACTIVITIES

Representative, Unidata Users Committee, 2015 – Present

President, Chicago Chapter of the American Meteorological Society, 2015 – Present

Fellow, William Mitchell College of Law Expert Witness Training Academy, 2015

Advisory Panel, COMET Program, 2015 – Present

Representative, College of DuPage Instructional Technology Committee, 2014 – 2016

Local Manager, College of DuPage WxChallenge Team, 2012 – Present

Co-advisor, College of DuPage Student Chapter of the American Meteorological Society, 2012 – Present

Chair, Weather and Climate session:  66th Annual Meeting, Savannah, GA, Southeast Division of the Association of American Geographers, 2011

Peer reviewed various grants/papers for: Climatic Change, Natural Hazards, American Journal of Climate Change, International Journal of Climatology, Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, Earth Interactions, NWA Journal of Operational Meteorology, Monthly Weather Review, Journal of Climate, Geophysical Research Letters, National Science Foundation
 

Last modified:   20 November 2016