Sheets, Robert C. 1937-(Bob Sheets)
SHEETS, Robert C. 1937-(Bob Sheets)
PERSONAL: Born June 7, 1937, in Fairmount, IN. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Ball State Teachers College (now Ball State University), B.S., 1961; University of Oklahoma, M.S., 1965, Ph.D., 1972.
CAREER: National Hurricane Research Laboratory, Miami, FL, began as research meteorologist, became chief of Hurricane Group, 1965-80; National Hurricane Center, Miami, hurricane specialist, 1980-87, director, 1987-95; meteorological consultant, 1995—. Florida News Network, hurricane commentator; appeared in film Stormchasers, released by IMAX; guest on television programs; presents lectures and workshops on hurricane threats and preparedness; consultant to film industry. Florida International University International Hurricane Center, member of advisory committee; University of Oklahoma School of Meteorology, member of advisory board; guest lecturer at universities in the United States and abroad. Military service: U.S. Air Force, 1961-64; became captain.
MEMBER: American Meteorological Society (fellow).
AWARDS, HONORS: Distinguished Alumni Award, Ball State University, 1990; Distinguished Public Service Award, U.S. Navy; Master Meteorologist Award, U.S. Air Force; Lifetime Achievement awards, National Hurricane Conference and South Florida Hurricane Conference; Governor's Award, Florida Governor's Hurricane Conference; Emmy Award, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences; named "person of the week," American Broadcasting Companies; Executive Excellence Award and Presidential Rank Award, U.S. Senior Executive Service; citations from state governors and city officials; gold and silver group and unit medals, U.S. Department of Commerce.
(As Bob Sheets; with Jack Williams) Hurricane Watch, Vintage Books (New York, NY), 2001.
Contributor of articles to scientific journals, popular magazines, and newspapers.