Mark Scafonas, Ph.D.
Physics Lab Coordinator
Dr. Scafonas earned his B.S. in Physics from St. Joseph’s University in 2001 and subsequently served as a commissioned officer in the United States Army and Virginia Army National Guard. He earned his M.S. in Applied and Engineering Physics and Ph.D. in Climate Dynamics from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. His dissertation focused on the development of a novel budget of wave activity in order to quantify the role of moisture in the development of mid-latitude, baroclinic waves and continues to study the changes in mid-latitude atmospheric dynamics under the conditions of anthropogenic climate change.
- Ph.D. 2018, George Mason University (Fairfax, VA), Climate Dynamics
- M.S. 2011, George Mason University (Fairfax, VA), Applied and Engineering Physics
- B.S. 2001, Saint Joseph's University (Philadelphia, PA), Physics
Research interests in changes in mid-latitude atmospheric dynamics due to anthropogenic climate change.