Dr. Craig Clements is a Professor of Meteorology at San José State University and Director of the NSF I/UCRC Wildfire Interdisciplinary Research Center. He leads research on fire weather, extreme fire behavior, fire-atmosphere interactions, and conducting wildfire field experiments. Dr. Clements has published over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and teaches courses in Fire Weather, Wildfire Science, Mountain Meteorology, Climate Change, and Meteorological Instrumentation. He received his PhD in Geophysics from the University of Houston, his MS in Meteorology from the University of Utah, and a BS degree in Geography from the University of Nevada. His research is often featured in the media including PBS NOVA, Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Time, CNN, and Scientific American.