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Perry Samson

ORG University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Title Professor BIO Perry Samson is a Professor at the University of Michigan in the College of Engineering's Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences as well as the University of Michigan School of Information. Prof. Samson is the recipient of numerous awards for his contributions to teaching, including being named an an "Arthur F. Thurnau Professor" for his contributions to undergraduate education and has been named “Distinguished Professor of the Year” in the State of Michigan. Perry’s coursework covers a wide range of disciplines from air quality and meteorology to ownership issues for entrepreneurs. His coursework has been cites as one of ten “Courses with a Twist” by the New York Times. Perry also has considerable experience as an entrepreneur. He is a co-founder of The Weather Underground (, a popular weather web site, and LectureTools, ( which now provides active learning tools to over a million students worldwide through Echo360 Inc (