Dr. J Marshall Shepherd is a leading international expert in weather and climate and is the Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor of Geography and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Georgia. He is the 2019 recipient of the prestiguous AMS Helmut Landsberg Award for pioneering and significant work in urban climate. He is also the host of The Weather Channel's Award-Winning show Weather Geeks, a pioneering Sunday talk podcast/show, a contributor to Forbes Magazine, and has routinely appeared on CBS Face The Nation, NOVA, The Today Show, CNN, and Fox News, among others.
Dr. Shepherd's TEDx Atlanta Talk on "Slaying Climate Zombies" is one of the most viewed climate lectures on YouTube. He has also been asked to advise key leaders at NASA, the White House, Congress, Department of Defense, and foreign officials.
He co-authored a children's book on weather and weather instruments called Dr. Fred's Weather Watch. He is also the founder of the Alcova Elementary Weather Science Chat series, exposing K-5 students to world-class scientists.