Ajoy Kumar

Department of Earth Sciences

Millersville University

P.O. Box 1002

Millersville, Pa 17551

Phone: 717-871-2432


Academic Employment History:

Department of Earth Sciences, Millersville University

  Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, 2007 Present


Department of Meteorology and Physical Oceanography, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami

  Assistant Scientist 2000 2007

  Post-Doctoral Associate 1997 1999



B.S. (Physics) University of Madras, India

M.S. (Physics), University of Madras, India

Ph.D. (Physical Oceanography & Remote Sensing), Old Dominion University


Research Interests:

I have been actively involved in collaborations with scientists from such institutions as: University of Delaware, University of Miami, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Marine Science Consortium, National Aeronautical and Space Administration (Wallops Island, VA), National Institute of Oceanography, Old Dominion University.


Select research topics include:

         Projecting the Impacts of Climate Change and Identifying Adaptation Options at Wallops Island, Virginia.

         Coastal Observations off Delmarva

         Interdisciplinary Studies in the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal

         SST Retrieval Algorithms

         Weather in a Tank

         Wallops Island Science Training Program for Emergency Certified Teachers


I have also had the privilege of supervising several student research projects.


Refereed Publication List

Curriculum Vitae


Courses Taught:

         World Oceans

         World Oceans (with Lab.)

         Introduction to Oceanography (Lect. & Lab.)

         Descriptive Physical Oceanography

         Dynamic Oceanography

         Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation

         Ocean Resources

         Statistical Meteorology

         Climate Dynamics

         Field Methods

         Air / Sea Interaction