HPRCC Personnel

Martha D. Shulski, Ph.D. Director. 2009.

Phone: (402) 472-6709
Fax: (402) 472-2946
email: Use the HPRCC contact form.

B.S. North Carolina State University
M.S. University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Ph.D. University of Minnesota

HPRCC responsibilities: Dr. Shulski is responsible for administration of HPRCC grants and activities, coordination with the NOAA Regional Climate Centers, federal and state agencies, state climatologists, and climate service partners, and supervision of HPRCC service and IT personnel. She also participates in applied research projects, stakeholder engagement, and educational outreach. Her research interests are in the areas of climate variability and change, climate impacts, and high latitude climatology. Her School of Natural Resources faculty page can be found here.

Kenneth G. Hubbard, Ph.D. Professor, Director 1987-2009. Professor, Regional Research Climatologist. 2009.

Phone: (402) 472-6706
Fax: (402) 472-2946
email: Use the HPRCC contact form.

B.S. Chadron State College (Nebraska)
M.S. South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Ph.D. Utah State University

HPRCC responsibilities: Dr. Hubbard is primarily responsible for evaluations of procedures and applications for data quality assurance. His recent research has focused on the automatic quality assurance procedures of the measurements from automated weather stations and stations in other climate data networks. His general research interests are in monitoring and modeling the environment, soil moisture, and crop water use.

Natalie Umphlett - Regional Climatologist. 2008.

Phone: (402) 472-6764
Fax: (402) 472-2946
email: Use the HPRCC contact form.

B.S. University of Nebraska-Lincoln
M.S. University of Nebraska-Lincoln

HPRCC responsibilities: Ms. Umphlett is responsible for managing the climate services and outreach aspects of the HPRCC. She provides information and data to users of climate resource information as well as certification of climate records as requested. She also participates in the applied research work of the HPRCC and on projects related to all the Regional Climate Centers.

William Sorensen - Senior Applications/Systems Programmer. 1995.

Phone: (402) 472-8767
Fax: (402) 472-2946
email: Use the HPRCC contact form.

B.S. University of Nebraska-Lincoln

HPRCC responsibilities: Mr. Sorensen is responsible for development and maintenance of software for acquiring, managing, and distributing climate data. He is also involved in development of climate applications and is the HPRCC's representative on the software development team for the Applied Climate Information System project.

BJ Baule - Service Climatologist. 2012.

Phone: (402) 472-6709
Fax: (402) 472-2946
email: Use the HPRCC contact form.

B.S. University of Nebraska-Lincoln
M.S. University of Nebraska-Lincoln

HPRCC responsibilities: Mr. Baule serves as a project assistant for product and web development, service and outreach, generation of regional summaries, and engagement with stakeholders.

Stonie Cooper - Climate Center Systems Manager. 2010.

Phone: (402) 472-9180
Fax: (402) 472-2946
email: Use the HPRCC contact form.

B.S. University of Nebraska-Lincoln

HPRCC responsibilities: Mr. Cooper is responsible for administering the HPRCC UNIX servers used to accomplish both the Center's climate data archiving and distribution mission and the research and development needs of HPRCC staff and scientists. He also provides project and product programming support for the Center.

Shellie Hanneman - Data Quality Technician. 1994.

Phone: (402) 472-6709
Fax: (402) 472-2946
email: Use the HPRCC contact form.

HPRCC responsibilities: Mrs. Hanneman is responsible for QC monitoring of the incoming data, assistance in preparation of data requests, data entry, and the retrieval of climate information.

Jamie Lahowetz - Programmer Analyst II. 2011.

Phone: (402) 472-6786
Fax: (402) 472-2946
email: Use the HPRCC contact form.

B.S. University of Nebraska-Lincoln

HPRCC responsibilities: Mr. Lahowetz is responsible for providing programming support on HPRCC projects as well as transitioning the Automated Weather Data Network (AWDN) software to a new system.

Glen Roebke - Weather Network Manager. 2001.

Phone: (402) 472-6704
Cell: (402) 641-3080
email: Use the HPRCC contact form.

HPRCC responsibilities: Mr. Roebke is responsible for electronic support on all HPRCC projects, including remote sites, communications linkages, and local operations. He is responsible for maintenance and calibration of various components in the climate network and data collection system.

Jinsheng You, Ph.D. Assistant Professor. 2003.

Phone: (402) 472-8765
Fax: (402) 472-2946
email: Use the HPRCC contact form.

B.S. Hohai University, China
M.S. Hohai University, China
Ph.D. Utah State University

HPRCC responsibilities: Dr. You is primarily responsible for evaluations of procedures and applications for data quality assurance. His recent research has focused on the automatic quality assurance procedures of the measurements from automated weather stations and stations in other climate data networks. His general research interests are in monitoring and modeling the environment, hydrological and atmospheric cycling, and land-atmosphere interactions.

Joseph Brum - Intern. 2012.

Phone: (402) 472-6709
Fax: (402) 472-2946
email: Use the HPRCC contact form.

Undergraduate - University of Nebraska-Lincoln

HPRCC responsibilities: Mr. Brum is responsible for aiding technical and research staff members in various projects. This includes research, data processing, and web development. He is also responsible for preparation of data requests and the retrieval of climate information.

Christopher Payer - Intern. 2013.

Phone: (402) 472-6709
Fax: (402) 472-2946
email: Use the HPRCC contact form.

Undergraduate - University of Nebraska-Lincoln

HPRCC responsibilities: Mr. Payer is responsible for aiding technical and research staff members in various projects. This includes research, data processing, and web development. He is also responsible for preparation of data requests and the retrieval of climate information.