- Ph.D, geophysics, University of Utah (1988).
- B.S., geology, Indiana University (1983).
- National Research Council postdoctoral fellowship at the US Geological Survey in California.
Joseph Conklin is trained as a meteorologist with experience collecting and analyzing surface weather observations. According to his profile, he has additional experience in radar/lightning analysis, wind shear detection, and software development.
Gary England is the chief meteorologist for KWTV Channel 9, the CBS affiliate in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.