Faculty - Jeff Dozier

Jeff DozierJeff Dozier, Distinguished Professor – Snow Hydrology, Earth System Science, Remote Sensing
PhD, MS, Geography, University of Michigan; BA, Geography, California State University, Hayward

Jeff Dozier has been on the UCSB faculty since 1974 and was the founding dean of the Bren School. He has led interdisciplinary studies in two areas: one addresses hydrologic science, environmental engineering, and social science in the water environment; the other is in the integration of environmental science and remote sensing with computer science and technology. From 1990-92, he was the senior project scientist for NASA’s Earth Observing System, when the configuration for the system was established.  Among Dr. Dozier's honors are the 2009 Jim Gray Award from Microsoft for his achievements in data-intensive science and his selection as the 2010 Nye Lecturer for the Cryosphere group of the American Geophysical Union. A long-time backcountry skier, mountaineer, and rock climber, he helped lead six expeditions to the Hindu Kush range in Afghanistan and has a dozen first ascents there. The story behind the naming of Dozier Dome in the Sierra Nevada can be found in the Super Topo Climbing Forum.

Contact Information:

Office: Bren Hall 4512

Phone: 805-893-5889
Fax: 805-893-7612


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Bren Courses Taught




Earth System Science

232 Environmental Modeling


The Mountain Snowpack


Remote Sensing of the Environment

595 PhD Seminar: Climate Science and Economics

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