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John Dutton, Ph.D.

Vice Chair

Dr DuttonJohn Dutton is professor emeritus of meteorology and dean emeritus of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at The Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Dutton holds B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and served for three years as an officer in the Air Weather Service of the U.S. Air Force. He is a fellow of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is President of Prescient Weather Ltd., a firm that provides information to assist firms in the management of risk and opportunity that arises from the variability of weather and climate.

Dr. Dutton has been active in the AMS, the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, and in National Academy of Science studies related to atmospheric science, space science, and aviation. He chaired the National Research Council Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate while it produced the report, The Atmospheric Sciences Entering the Twenty-First Century, and, most recently, chaired an academy committee that produced a report, "For Greener Skies – Reducing the Environmental Impacts of Aviation."

Dr. Dutton served as a Trustee of Mount Nittany Medical Center for 12 years and recently served as Vice Chair of the Board. He served on the Steering Committee for our $12.5 million Commitment to Distinction campaign.