Geology & Astronomy
Associate Professor, Graduate Coordinator
Office Hours: M 1-2; T 11-1; W/F 11-12
Office Phone: 610-436-2213
Office Location: Merion 221
Introduction to Our Atmosphere, Introduction to Meteorology, and Advanced Meteorology
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Penn State University
Joby Hilliker teaches ESS 170 (Our Atmosphere) and several other meteorology courses for majors in the Geology and Astronomy Department. While studying meteorology at Penn State, Joby was a part-time television meteorologist for "Weather World", a PBS daily weather program. Joby also worked as a weather forecaster at Accu-Weather, a writer for the weather page presented in The New York Times, and taught an introductory meteorology course at his alma mater. In 2003-2004, Joby moved to Cincinnati, OH, where he worked at Cinergy Corp., a Mid-West utility company, where he developed statistical algorithms, constructed short-term energy products, and communicated weather forecasts with energy traders.
Dr. Hilliker has written several research articles relating to statistical weather forecasting. His Master's and Ph.D. work focused on constructing prototype forecast systems for use in the aviation industry. One such system outputted short-term probabilistic forecasts for fog dissipation at the San Francisco Airport, while a second system aided air-traffic controllers in short-term decision-making during thunderstorm events.