Title: Professor Emeritus of Meteorology
Company: Kean University
Location: Union, New Jersey, United States
Constantine N. Zois, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Meteorology at Kean University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in meteorology and higher education.
Supported by more than 60 years of professional excellence in meteorology and education, Dr. Zois has held the title of professor emeritus of meteorology at Kean University in Union, NJ, since 2017. A full professor of meteorology at the university from 1967 until his retirement, where he founded the meteorology program, he formerly served the National Weather Service in Garden City, NY, as a research meteorologist from 1965 to 1967, Florida State University as a graduate assistant from 1962 to 1965, and Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, as an instructor from 1961 to 1962. He commenced his career as a draftsman for Babcock & Wilcox and designer for Foster Wheeler AG in 1956.
Alongside his primary endeavors, Dr. Zois served Kean University as chairman of the all college promotion committee from 1991 to 1992 and was a consultant for Connell, Foley, Geiser & Roseland from 1986 to 1988. During his tenure, he authored and edited multiple articles and papers, as well as authored and co-authored several more books in the field. Most recently, he penned “Cloudy Anthology” in 2011, which he cites as the highlight of his career.
In an effort to remain abreast of recent developments within the industry, Dr. Zois has maintained affiliation with numerous organizations within his areas of expertise, including the New York Academy of Sciences, where he has been sitting on the advisory committee in the atmospheric science section since 1988 and formerly served as chairman and vice chairman of the atmospheric science section between 1986 and 1988. In addition, he has acted as president of the New Jersey chapter of the American Meteorological Society and member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the New Jersey Marine Science Consortium, the National Weather Association and Phi Beta Kappa.
Interested in meteorology from a young age, Dr. Zois recalls visiting his family’s summer home in Union Beach, NJ, where he watched storms develop over the ocean. Discovering his affinity for mathematics during school, his evolution into meteorology was a natural progression which seemed to perfectly fit his interests and skill set. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, as well as a Master of Science from Florida State University.
Highlighted in multiple editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the East and Who’s Who in the World, Dr. Zois has been married to Elyse Stein since 1971 and has two children. In his spare time, he enjoys playing the guitar and banjo, fishing, playing baseball, snorkeling and taking photographs. Looking toward the future, he intends to travel to Europe and write an autobiography.
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