Rob Eisenson joined WestConn in 1999 with an impressive background in undergraduate teaching and many years of experience as an operational meteorologist. His specialty is weather forecasting and broadcast meteorology, which is an area of interest of many undergraduate meteorology students at WCSU. Prof. Eisenson began his formal meteorology training at Cornell University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Atmospheric Science in 1979. He headed out west to the University of Utah and received his Master of Science in Meteorology in 1984. Prof. Eisenson spent a lot of his time in Utah enjoying the wonderful winter recreation of the beautiful Wasatch mountains and worked part-time as a certified ski instructor while attending graduate school. Salt Lake City and the surrounding area provided a unique opportunity to experience both mountain weather and ‘Lake-effect’ snow events first hand.
In 1983, Prof. Eisenson interrupted his graduate studies to accept a meteorology teaching position in Madrid, Spain where he taught weather analysis and forecasting to a group of foreign college students. This proved to be quite an enriching personal and professional experience.
Since that time, Prof. Eisenson has held a number of positions as both a professional broadcast meteorologist and a teacher in higher education.. He has worked at KSL-TV in Salt Lake City, and more recently with the News 12 Networks in the New York Metropolitan area. He is currently the on-camera weekend meteorologist/anchor with News 12 Westchester/Hudson Valley, a position he has held since 1995. His past teaching credentials include Assistant Professor of Meteorology at the State University of New York Maritime College from 1989 to 1996, and adjunct teaching positions at Nassau Community College and Westchester Community College.
Prof. Eisenson has received the American Meteorological Society Seal of Approval for Television Weathercasting. In 2006, he became an AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) and is currently one of only about 400 professional broadcasters in the country to hold this prestigious certification.
During his time at WestConn, Prof. Eisenson has taught courses in introductory meteorology, weather analysis and forecasting, air pollution, climatology, and operational broadcast meteorology and served as faculty advisor to the meteorology club. He conceived and organized the very successful First Tri-State Weather Conference, held at the new science building at the midtown campus of the university in October, 2006.