Associate Professor Meteorology
Applied Aviation Sciences Department
Prescott College of Aviation
Prescott campus


  • Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Atmospheric Sciences, Purdue University System : Purdue University
  • B.S. - Bachelor of Science in Meteorology, Pennsylvania State University

  • WX 364: Weather for Aircrews
  • WX 365: Satellite & Radar Interpretet
  • WX 391: Applied Synoptic Meteorology

Publications
 
Parsons, K.E., and P.J. Smith, 2004:  An investigation of extratropical cyclone development using a scale-separation technique.  Monthly Weather Review132, 956-974.
 
Parsons, K.E., 2003.  Review of the winds of flight (online book).  Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society84, 1837-1840.
 
Parsons, K.E., 2001:  The role of subsynoptic processes in synoptic-scale extratropical cyclone development.  Ph.D. dissertation, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 142 pp.
 
"Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) Section 313 Guidance Package for Armed Forces Experimental Training Activity, Camp Peary, Williamsburg, Virginia," May 1996.
 
"A Training Manual for the Savannah River Technical Center," submitted  to          Westinghouse Savannah River Company, February 1993.
 
"Review of Power Plant Siting Requirements and Costs," submitted to U.S. Department of Energy, February 1992
 
"Impact of Weather on Combat Plans and Operations on the Korean Peninsula,"    submitted to the 2d Infantry Division, Camp Casey, Korea, May 1978.
 
Conference / Workshop / Presentations

Ivanova, D and K.E. Parsons, 2009:  The ERAU McNair Scholars Program, students’ learning and their future career in meteorology.  Paper presented at the 18th Symposium on Education, Phoenix, Arizona, January 12-16, 2009.
 
Parsons, K.E., M. Sinclair, C. James, and R. Tomkins, 2005:  A weather degree program for the new millennium:  Phase II.  Paper presented at the 14th Symposium on Education, San Diego, California, January 9-13, 2005.
 
Parsons, K.E., A. Beck, and P. McElwain, 2005:  An assessment of the added value of a written course project in a general meteorology course.  Paper presented at the 14th Symposium on Education, San Diego, California, January 9-13, 2005.
 
Parsons, K.E., and P.J. Smith, 2002:  The role of subsynoptic processes in synoptic-scale extratropical cyclone development.  Paper presented at the 19th Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting, San Antonio, Texas, August 12-16, 2002.
 
Parsons, K.E., and P.J. Smith, 2000:  The role of subsynoptic processes in synoptic-scale extratropical cyclone development.  Paper presented at the 11th Cyclone Workshop, Pacific Grove, California, August 27-31, 2000.
 
Parsons, K.E., M.F. Szabo, B.A. Laseke, and E.C. Trexler, 1992:  Review of Power Plant Siting Requirements and Costs.  Paper presented at the 85th Annual Meeting of the AWMA, Kansas City, Missouri, June 21-26, 1992.

Parsons, K.E., 2001: The role of subsynoptic processes in extratropical cyclone development. Ph.D. dissertation, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 142 pp.
'Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) Section 313 Guidance Package for Armed Forces Experimental Training Activity, Camp Peary, Williamsburg, Virginia,' May 1996

Parsons, K.E., 1993: 'A Training Manual for the Savannah River Technical Center,' submitted to Westinghouse Savannah River Company, February 1993

Parsons, K.E., 1992:  'Review of Power Plant Siting Requirements and Costs,' submitted to U.S. Department of Energy, February 1992

Parsons, K.E., 1978: :'Impact of Weather on Combat Plans and Operations on the Korean Peninsula,' submitted to the 2 Infantry Division, May 1978

2001 – Present Associate Professor with tenure, Department of Meteorology, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, Arizona (promoted to associate professor in 2007)
2001 –2001 Adjunct Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota
1996 - 2001 Teaching Assistant/Research Assistant, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
1993 – 1996 Adjunct Instructor of Meteorology, Department of Aeronautics, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
1991 – 1996 Meteorologist, Air Quality Services Division, International Technology (IT) Corporation, Cincinnati, Ohio
1989 – 1990 Office Manager, Williams Stone Company, Inc., East Otis, Massachusetts
1984 – 1989 Chief, Twenty-First Air Force Weather Support Unit, 15th Weather Squadron, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey
1982 – 1984 Detachment Commander, Detachment 24, 26th Weather Squadron, K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base, Michigan
1981 – 1982 USAF representative to NATO’s Tactical Weather Network (TWN) and Allied Command Europe Weather Exchange (ACEWEX) working groups
1978 – 1982 Weather Communications Officer, Headquarters 2nd Weather Wing, Ramstein Air Base, Germany
1977 – 1978 2d Infantry Division Staff Weather Officer, Operating Location C, Detachment 18, 30th Weather Squadron, Camp Casey, Korea
1975 – 1977 Weather Officer, Air Force Global Weather Central (AFGWC), Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska
1972 – 1975 Academic Instructor, 71st Student Squadron, Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma
1970 – 1972 Weather Officer, Detachment 8, 26th Weather Squadron, Griffiss Air Force Base, New York
1967 – 1967 Laboratory Technician, National Cash Register Company (NCR), Dayton, Ohio
1966 – 1966 Machine Tender, St. Regis Paper Company, Dayton, Ohio

Technical Courses:
Pennsylvania State University/National Center for Atmospheric Research
Mesoscale Model Version 5 (PSU/NCAR MM5) tutorial class; 1998
Hands-On Dispersion Modeling, Bowman Environmental Engineering; 1991
Basic Air Pollution Meteorology, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Air
Pollution Training Institute; 1989
Weather Satellite Systems and Photo Interpretation, U.S. Air Force, Air Weather
Service; 1976
Advanced Meteorological Applications, U.S. Air Force, Air Weather Service;
1975
Instructor Training Course, U.S. Air Force, Air Training Command; 1972

Professional Military Education:
Air War College 1984
Air Command and Staff College 1977
Squadron Officer School 1974