Ryan profile
Graduate Student

Currently an Ubben Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Northwestern University (1/2021) ~~~ Brief Bio: Ryan Harp is a fourth year graduate student (and doctoral candidate) in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (ATOC) at CU Boulder. After double-majoring in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (AOS) and Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he worked on research projects with Profs. Grant Petty and Ankur Desai, Ryan worked in the private sector for several years. In the Oceans and Climate Lab, Ryan is investigating the relationship between temperature and violent crime in the United States and its potential future implications due to our changing climate. Ryan is also earning a Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology Policy.

Ryan's recent awards include:

  • ATOC University Fellowship (travel) Awards, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • ATOC Outstanding Service Award, 2017, 2018
  • CU Graduate School Summer Fellowship, 2018
  • CU Carol B. Lynch Fellowship, 2018
  • CU Earth Lab Research Assistantship, Spring 2019
  • CU CIRES Graduate Student Research Award, 2019

Ryan's peer-reviewed publications include:

  • Harp, R. D., and K. B. Karnauskas, 2018: The Influence of Interannual Climate Variability on Regional Violent Crime Rates in the United States. GeoHealth, doi: 10.1029/2018GH000152.