Dr. Mona Behl

Position: Associate Director of the Georgia Sea Grant

Email: mbehl@uga.edu Phone: 706-542-6621

Education: Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography, Florida State University; M.S. in Physics (Honors), Panjab University (India); B.S. Physics (Honors), Panjab University (India)About: Dr. Mona Behl serves as the associate director of NOAA’s Sea Grant Program at the University of Georgia, where she also holds public service and academic appointments. An innovative leader with a broad programmatic vision, Behl is responsible for providing administrative and financial leadership to Georgia Sea Grant (GASG). She serves as chair of Sea Grant’s Research Coordinators Network, and is a member of several national boards and committees, including the  American Meteorological Society’s (AMS) Committee on Coastal Environment, AMS Board on Continuing Professional Development, and the Predictability, Predictions, and Applications Interface panel of the U.S. Climate Variability and Predictability (CLIVAR) Program. Behl is also the founding members of the AMS Early Career Leadership Academy (ECLA), a leadership experience for professionals working in weather, water and climate science disciplines. Her research interests include climate resilience, communication of scientific uncertainty and diversity in Geosciences. Prior to her current position, she directed Texas Sea Grant’s research program from 2013-2015, and worked as a Visiting Fellow with the AMS Policy Program from 2012-2013.