David W. Titley

David Titley
Professor of International Affairs, Professor of Practice, Department of Meteorology, Director, Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk
(814) 867-4750
523 Walker Building

Bachelor of Science in Meteorology from the Pennsylvania State University
Master of Science in Meteorology and Physical Oceanography from the Naval Postgraduate School
Ph.D. in Meteorology from the Naval Postgraduate School
Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Seminar XXI on Foreign Politics, International Relations, and National Interest.

Dr. Titley is a nationally known expert in the field of climate, the Arctic, and National Security.  He served as a naval officer for 32 years and rose to the rank of Rear Admiral.  Dr. Titley’s career included duties as Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, Oceanographer and Navigator of the Navy, and Deputy Assistant Chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance.  He also served as Senior Military Assistant for the Director, Net Assessment in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.  While serving in the Pentagon, Dr. Titley initiated and led the US Navy’s Task Force on Climate Change.  After retiring from the Navy, Dr. Titley served as the Deputy Undersecretary of Commerce for Operations, the Chief Operating Officer position at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Dr. Titley serves on numerous Advisory Boards and National Academies of Science Committees.  He currently chairs the NAS committee on Extreme Weather Events and Climate Change Attribution.

Dr. Titley is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society and was awarded an honorary Doctorate from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.