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Sean Boyd


Office: Science 162
Office Phone: 559.278.1636

Class Schedule Spring 2018

Class Time Days Location
 GEOG 173 American West 9:00-9:50 am  MWF S 145
 GEOG 115 Violent Weather 9:30-10:45am  TTH S147
 GEOG 178 Geog California 11:00-11:50am  MWF S147
GEOG 115 Violent Weather ARR ARR Dgt Campus
GEOG 115 Violent Weather ARR ARR Dgt Campus

Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10-11am, 12:00-2:00pm; Tuesday, Thursday 12:30p,-2:30pm



Professor Boyd is a native of Sacramento, CA, and a first-generation American. His father was from Belfast, Northern Ireland; his mother was from Konigsberg, East Prussia (now known as the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad).

Post-secondary education is a second career for Professor Boyd. Most people over the age of 40 remember him from his television and radio weather broadcasts in the San Joaquin Valley for nearly three decades, in both the Bakersfield and Fresno markets. This is the second time he has lived in Fresno; he has been here since 1988.

Geographers tend to have one part of themselves in the science realm, and the other part in the social science realm; Professor Boyd is no exception. He is just as passionate about teaching World Regional Geography as he is about teaching Weather and Climate. As a first-generation American, he believes he brings a unique perspective to teaching World Regional Geography. His interest in atmospheric science goes back to the third grade. He likes to make his classes current, interesting, informative, and useful for his students, and feels that it is an honor to teach in the very same classrooms where he was an undergraduate. He is also an Adjunct Instructor in the State Center Community College District.

Professor Boyd is the State Coordinator for the California State Geographic Bee, which is held at Fresno State every spring. In this event, 100 top fourth through eighth graders from around the state converge on our campus, to compete for the chance to go to Washington, D.C. in May, to participate in the National Geographic Bee, for the chance to win thousands of dollars in scholarships. See links below for recent media coverage of the California State Geography Bee, and a link to the National Geographic Bee website. 

Fresno State News coverage 2014

Channel 30 Fresno coverage 2014

National Geographic Bee Washington, D.C. coverage 2014 and 2015

National Geographic Bee Press Website from 2015

National Geographic Bee Website


(In progress) – M.A. Interdisciplinary, 'Weather Studies,' CSU Fresno

BA, Geography, CSU Fresno

Certificate of Completion, Broadcast Meteorology Program (off campus), Mississippi State University


Currently working on M.A. Interdisciplinary Thesis: The December 20, 1977 Dust and Wind Storm in Bakersfield, Kern County, CA.