David W. Titley
Professor of Practice in Meteorology
“We know how to lead the way in stabilizing the climate, but it will not happen until we get the American public and Congress sufficiently interested. CCL is an action-based organization to do just that. I’m most impressed with the dedication and passion of CCL volunteers.”
David W. Titley is a professor of practice in meteorology at Pennsylvania State University and the founding director of their Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk. He was also NOAA’s chief operating officer from 2012-2013. Before assuming these positions, he was a rear admiral and the chief oceanographer of the U.S. Navy, in which he served for 32 years.
While serving in the Navy, Titley initiated the Navy’s Task Force on Climate Change. After spending over 10 years at sea, Titley commanded the Fleet Numerical Meteorological and Oceanographic Center in Monterey, Calif., and was the first commanding officer of the Naval Oceanography Operations Command. In 2009, Titley assumed duties as oceanographer and navigator of the Navy, and director of Task Force Climate Change. In 2011, he assumed responsibility for Navy Space and Maritime Domain Awareness. He serves on the CNA Corporation’s Military Advisory Board.
David Titley’s education includes a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology from the Pennsylvania State University, a Master of Science degree in Meteorology and Physical Oceanography and a Doctorate in Meteorology, both from the Naval Postgraduate School. He attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Seminar XXI on Foreign Politics, International Relations and National Interest, and is a fellow of the American Meteorological Society.