DEOS Staff Directory

Kevin Brinson

Kevin Brinson | Director
Office: 102-A Pearson Hall
Phone: (302) 831-6906
Kevin received a Bachelors in Atmospheric Science from the University of North Carolina at Asheville and has a Master’s in Geography from the University of Delaware where he conducted research on precipitation variability. In his regular duties for DEOS, Kevin oversees the operation of a network of meteorological stations, including the support data systems for the network. Kevin assists the State Climatologist in disseminating climate data and information to the businesses and citizens of Delaware, as well as providing support and meteorological expertise to public officials during weather emergencies.

Daniel Leathers

Daniel Leathers | Co-Director
Office: 213 Pearson Hall
Phone: (302) 831-8764
Dan Leathers serves as a Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Delaware, as Delaware State Climatologist and as a co-director of the Delaware Environmental Observing System. His major research interests include understanding the role of snow cover in the global climate system, the influence of land-surface changes (natural and human induced) on regional climates, environmental monitoring and the integration of environmental data sources, and the climate of the northeast United States. He has previously served the University as the Chair of the Department of Geography and as Deputy Dean of the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment.

David Huntley

David Huntley | Meteorological Technician
Office: 102 Pearson Hall
Phone: (302) 831-0789
David Huntley is a Research Associate for the Delaware Environmental Observing System (DEOS). Prior to completing his Bachelor's degree in Conservation Ecology at Cook College, Rutgers University, he was a Submarine Radioman aboard the USS Henry L. Stimson, SSBN 655. After graduating, he worked as an Oceanography Research Technician primarily in the Arctic Ocean and in the coastal waters off of the New Jersey and Delaware coastlines. After being blown off of an ice camp at Lafayette Bay, Greenland, he decided that mid-latitude work was more to his liking. His primary duties for DEOS include planning and conducting maintenance and repair of existing network stations, and designing and implementing environmental monitoring systems.

Christopher Hughes

Christopher Hughes | Applications Developer
Office: 102 Pearson Hall
Phone: (302) 831-8272
Christopher Hughes is the Applications Developer for the Delaware Environmental Observing System and the Delaware Environmental Monitoring and Analysis Center. Chris received a Master's of Science degree in Marine Studies (Oceanography) from the University of Delaware and is currently in the final stages of completing his Doctoral degree in Geography (Climatology). Chris has done extensive research on the dyanmics of the local sea breeze circulation. His primary focus within DEOS and DEMAC is to develop and improve environmental applications that showcase the high quality work done by both organizations.