Perry Samson

Professor, Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering


Perry Samson is Professor of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering at the University of Michigan. He holds an Arthur F. Thurnau Professorship at the University of Michigan in recognition of “outstanding contributions to undergraduate education”. Prof. Samson is the recipient of numerous awards for his contributions to teaching, including being named “Distinguished Professor of the Year” by the President’s Council of Universities in the State of Michigan. Perry teaches courses in both extreme weather and entrepreneurship and annually leads undergraduates on a springtime expedition to study tornadic thunderstorms in the Great Plains of the United States.

Research Areas

Astronomy; Geospace and Atmospheric Science
Space Weather Modeling