Native of Moscow, Russia, Dr. Dmitry (Dima) Streletskiy received his masters in geography from Moscow State University (2005), and doctoral degree in climatology from University of Delaware (2010). Since 2010, Dr. Streletskiy worked on several NSF-founded projects as a research scientist, while teaching courses as an adjunct professor at the Geography Department of the GWU. He became Assistant Professor in Geography in 2013. His current research is focused on understanding diverse impacts of climate change on ecosystems, population and overall sustainability of the Arctic regions. He is a leading investigator on several NSF grants totaling 5 mln USD. In 2015 he received a research grant funded by Belmont Forum, one of the most prestigious intergovernmental funding agencies to study impacts of climate change on Arctic coastal regions. He was on a team of GWU scholars to receive the NSF PIRE grant on Arctic Urban Sustainability in 2016. Dr. Streletskiy conducts extensive field research in regions of Siberia and Alaska and works in close collaboration with the Elliott School of International Affairs. He is the Chair of the Global Terrestrial Network for Permafrost under the Global Climate observing System (GCOS) of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the largest publicly available data respiratory on permafrost used in climate assessments by NOAA, WMO, UNEP and others. He is contributing author to the Annual State of the Climate Reports published by NOAA, and the Annual Reports on Climate Conditions in Russian Federation published by the Roshydromet. He is teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in areas of geospatial techniques, phisical geography, geomorphology and climate change, as well as the only graduate sminar on geography of russia in the US.
More info is available at https://geography.columbian.gwu.edu/dmitry-streletskiy