David Titley is a senior scientist in the Department of Meteorology at Penn State. He is also the founding director of Penn State’s Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk. Titley served as a naval officer for thirty-two years, rising to the rank of rear admiral; his career included duties as oceanographer and navigator of the navy. In 2009, he initiated and led the US Navy Task Force on Climate Change. Titley holds a bachelor of science in meteorology from Penn State. From the Naval Postgraduate School, he earned an MS in meteorology and physical oceanography and a PhD in meteorology. He was elected a fellow of the American Meteorological Society in 2009.