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John Lanicci is a Professor of Meteorology and the Coordinator for the M.S. in Aeronautics program at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida. He joined the Embry-Riddle faculty in 2006 after completing a 27-year career in the U.S. Air Force, which included assignments as a staff weather officer, research meteorologist, and Commander of the A.F. Weather Agency. Dr. Lanicci received a B.S. (summa cum laude) in Physics from Manhattan College, Bronx, New York; a B.S. (with highest distinction), M.S., and Ph.D. in Meteorology from Penn State University through A.F. Institute of Technology sponsorship. Dr. Lanicci has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in synoptic and mesoscale meteorology, weather analysis and forecasting, aviation meteorology, and environmental security. His research interests include the study of extreme weather events and climate change, the integration of weather information into aviation decision-making, and central Florida severe-storms. Dr. Lanicci is currently Chair of the American Meteorological Society’s Committee on Environmental Security, part of the AMS Board on Global Strategies.