Ilya Neyman, M.A.

Geography | Social Sciences


About Professor Neyman

I have had an interest in weather and the geography field for as long as I can remember. I pursued a bachelor of science degree in the fields of Geography and Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma, one of the nation’s leading centers in these fields. My years in Oklahoma, which involved research, storm chasing, and internships, further contributed to my passion in the diverse physical science and geographic realms. My experience as a broadcast meteorologist helped me recognize my appreciation for teaching others about weather. I then received my master’s degree in geography and have been enjoying teaching all aspects of geography ever since.

Recommended Course

Geography 140 C Weather and Climate

Weather is not “random” as is popularly but mistakenly believed, but rather part of a systematic and orderly system, orchestrated with pinpoint precision. This course gives students a greater appreciation of the world of weather as part of the inter-connectedness and unity spanning multiple disciplines of the Earth-atmosphere interaction.


This fully online course is an investigation and interpretation of the earth’s atmosphere and the science behind local and global surface weather phenomena. Particular emphasis is placed upon the interrelationships between weather and climate and upon meteorological forecasting techniques.

Text: The Atmosphere: An Introduction to Meteorology (13th Edition)
Authors: Frederick K. Lutgens, Edward J. Tarbuck, & Dennis G. Tasa

ISBN-13: 978-0-321-98462-3
Copyright Year: 2014
Publisher: Prentice Hall

Topics covered in this course include but are not limited to:

  • Temperature
  • Air Pressure and Winds
  • Circulation of the Atmosphere
  • Air Masses
  • Weather Patterns
  • Moisture and Atmospheric Stability
  • Forms of Condensation and Precipitation
  • Thunderstorms and Tornadoes
  • Hurricanes
  • Weather Analysis and Forecasting
  • Air Pollution

Online Resources

  1. Equipment requirements and obtaining help
  2. Computer skills requirements
  3. Study skills requirements
  4. Instructions for how to access the online course with a link to the course management system. This is the link to the course management system in production.
  5. Your Online Classroom