Dr. David A. Robinson is a distinguished professor in the Department of Geography at Rutgers University and also serves as New Jersey's State Climatologist. He earned a doctorate in earth sciences at Columbia University prior to arriving at Rutgers. Dave's research interests are in applied climate, especially related to New Jersey, and in climate dynamics and change, particularly focused on global snow cover.
He is a contributor to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change cryosphere chapter and to national climate assessments. He has sat on climate advisory committees for the National Academy of Sciences and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Dr. Robinson is past president of the American Association of State Climatologists, has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association of Geographers, and is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society.