Christopher Nunley

Christopher Nunley


Mississippi State, MS 39762

Dr. Christopher Nunley is a Lecturer in the Department of Geosciences. Christopher, from Dallas, Texas, completed his Master’s in Applied Meteorology and Ph.D. in Earth & Atmospheric Sciences at Mississippi State University. He has lectured in the Department of Geosciences at Mississippi State University since 2015 and has also taught at the University of North Texas. His teaching primarily consists of undergraduate and graduate courses in weather and climate.


Ph.D., Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS (May, 2019). PhD in Earth & Atmospheric Sciences.

M.S., Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS (August, 2015). Master of Science in Geosciences. Concentration in Applied Meteorology.


Mississippi State University (Lecturer)

University of North Texas (Teaching Assistant)

Research Interests

Communication of weather information, the response of individuals during high-impact weather events and risk perception.

Teaching Areas

  • GR 8813 Advanced Hazards and Disasters
  • GR 8833 Weather and Society
  • GR 8553 Research Methods
  • GR 81233 Met II: Fore and Storms
  • GR 4733 Synoptic Meteorology
  • GR 4643 Physical Climatology
  • GR 4633 Statistical Climatology
  • GR 4613 Applied Climatology
  • GR 4522 Prac Broadcast Meteorology III
  • GR 4502 Prac Broadcast Meteorology I
  • GR 1604 Weather and Climate

Recent Publications

  • Sherman-Morris, K., Poe, P. S., Nunley, C.L., and Morris, J. A. (2020) Perceived Risk, Protective Actions and the Parasocial Relationship with the Local Weathercaster: A Case Study of Hurricane Irma. Southeastern Geographer. 60(1) 23-47.
  • Nunley, C.L., and Sherman-Morris, K. (2020) What People Know About the Weather, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. Early online release: