Anthony J. Sadar View All Faculty
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Disciplines/Field of Instruction

  • Atmospheric and Environmental Science, Statistics, Air Pollution Meteorology and Engineering

Degrees Received

  • B. S., Meteorology, Department of Meteorology, Pennsylvania State University
  • M.S., Environmental Science, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Cincinnati
  • M.Ed.*, Science Education, Department of Instruction & Learning, University of Pittsburgh
    (*completed all course requirements for doctorate in education)

Courses Taught

  • SCS 105 - Environmental Science
  • SCS 199 - Weather & Climate
  • SCS 215 - Earth & Space Science
  • BIO 210 - ID & Evolution
  • CIE 454 - Air Pollution Control
  • MAT 105 - Elementary Statistical Methods


  • Environmental Risk Communication: Principles and Practices for Industry, 2nd Edition (with primary author Susan Zummo Forney), CRC Press, 2021.
  • In Global Warming We Trust: Too Big To Fail, 2nd edition, The Stairway Press Revised and Expanded Edition, Stairway Press, 2016.
  • Environmental Risk Communication: Principles and Practices for Industry (with co-author Mark D. Shull), CRC Press/Lewis Publishers, 2000.
  • In Global Warming We Trust: A Heretic's Guide to Climate Science, Telescope Books, 2012.
  • Dozens of articles and commentaries published on environmental issues in technical trade journals such as EM magazine (publication of Air & Waste Management Association for environmental managers), Pollution Engineering, Environmental Technology, and in popular press such as The Washington Times and The Washington Examiner (Washington D.C. newspapers).

Most Recent Professional Publications

  • “Post Donora: Climatology and Trends of Temperature Inversions in Southwestern Pennsylvania,” EM Magazine, August 2023.
  • “Climatology and Trends of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Morning and Evening Temperature Inversions (1991 - 2020)” (Extended Abstract #1161547), presented at Air & Waste Management Association 115th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, June 2022.
  • “Basic Risk Communication Principles for Environmental Managers,” EM Plus, Q2, 2022 (co-author, S. Z. Forney).
  • “Climatology and Trends of Morning and Evening Surface-based Temperature Inversions in Southwestern Pennsylvania with Air Quality Implications,” Environ Sci Pollut Res, 29, Iss. 32, 49411–49421 (2022) (available online May 7, 2022).
  • “Understanding the Atmospheric Boundary Layer in Complex Terrain with Radiosonde, Sodar, RASS, and Tower Data” (Paper # 788284), Virtual presentation at Air & Waste Management Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, June 2020.
  • “Comparison of Radiosonde and Sodar/RASS Temperature Measurements in the Lowest Level of the ABL in Complex Terrain” (Paper # 12.3), Presented at American Meteorological Society 100th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, January 2020 (co-authors, J. Maranche and D. Tauriello)

Awards & Distinctions Received

  • Certified Consulting Meteorologist, American Meteorological Society
  • “Outstanding Service to MARAMA” for 2014, Mid Atlantic Regional Air Management Association, February 2015

Affiliations, e.g., membership in professional organizations, etc.

  • Member, American Meteorological Society
  • Member, Air & Waste Management Association
  • Member, National Association of Scholars
  • Member, Allegheny County Local Emergency Planning Committee (1988-Present), Planning and Mitigation Subcommittee; and Silver Team (North Hills) Hazardous Materials Response Team, Member (2003-2013).
  • Member, Kappa Delta Pi (international honor society in education, 2003-2022)

Miscellaneous, e.g., hobbies, sports, personal info, etc.

  • Reader and reviewer of non-fiction, primarily in atmospheric and environmental science; cross-country skiing; deck design and construction.

Academic Distinctives

Anthony J. Sadar co-authored Environmental Risk Communication: Principles and Practices for Industry, 2nd Edition in 2021.

Anthony J. Sadar is recognized as a Certified Consulting Meteorologist by the American Meteorological Society.

Anthony J. Sadar is a member of the American Meteorological Society and the Air & Waste Management Association.