University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Kelsey Ellis is a physical geographer specializing in hazard climatology. Her work is at the intersection of climatology, hazards, and society. Her research assesses atmospheric hazards' spatiotemporal patterns and trends, including tropical cyclones, tornadoes, heat, flooding, and more. Additionally, much of her research incorporates public risk perception, vulnerability, resiliency, and hazard impacts. She has spent the last decade studying tornadoes in Tennessee, including their climatology and impacts, with a focus on those that occur at night.