Resume for Edmond W. Holroyd, III, Ph.D.

B.S. in astrophysics (1966, University of Rochester, NY).
Ph.D. in atmospheric science (1971, State University of NY at Albany), specializing in cloud physics and weather modification. Thesis about the lake-effect snowstorms of the Great Lakes and Sea of Japan.
Continuing education, non-degree in geology (early 1990s, late 2010s to recent, 10 courses, Colorado School of Mines).
Continuing education course, certificate Perspectives on the World Christian Movement (, 2001 to present, student and thereafter coordinating team, 8 times, 3 times as grader.
Continuing education course, Encountering the World of Islam ( Winter 2007, Fall 2023.
1971-1974 atmospheric research scientist for Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (C.S.I.R.O.), Division of Cloud Physics, Epping (Sydney), NSW, Australia. Worked on cloud seeding of tropical cumulus clouds in central Queensland. Worked on laboratory measurements of initial snow crystal growth.
1974-2005 research scientist and physical scientist for U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. Weather research at Miles City, Montana, 1974-1983. Weather research at Montrose, Colorado, 1983-1988. Remote sensing and weather research at Denver, Colorado, 1988-2005.
about 2010 to present seasonal election judge, Jefferson County Elections, mail ballot processing.
2021 lab assistant, ATOKA Geochemical, preparing soil samples for chemical analysis of trace iodine, for petroleum exploration.
2022, 2023 seasonal associate, Operation Christmas Child, Samaritan's Purse, guiding volunteer shoe-box processors, quality control.

University Teaching (also see page topic)
Jan. 1999 to 2016, adjunct professor for University College, University of Denver, teaching graduate courses in remote sensing and image processing.
June 2005 to 2009, adjunct professor for Webster University, Denver campus, teaching graduate courses in satellite remote sensing.
July 2017 instructor for an undergraduate science course at Peking University, Beijing, China.
July 2023 instructor, coaching graduate students in their use of English for publications, University of Monastir, Tunisia. (For ELIC / Pinnacle Teaching)

Home School High School Teaching
2016 to present, every other school year, for Homeschool, Etc., courses in astronomy, earth science with geology emphasis and sometimes with college credit.

Volunteer work
English Language Institute / China, Summer Teaching Program (, July plus, 2009 to 2015. Usually teaching English to Chinese teachers of English.
Project C.U.R.E. (, Denver warehouse, at least once each week, various duties but mostly keeping the inventory of boxes of medical supplies in good order. Additionally as courier. We collect donated medical supplies and equipment, sort, box, file, and retrieve them for packing into ocean-going 40-foot containers for shipment to more than 135 developing nations. The medical goods are free to the receiving clinics and hospitals, but someone needs to pay the shipping costs. Doing this since 2005.
Prospect Recreation and Parks District (, Serene Conservancy future open space park, volunteer caretaker, preparing the property for future use. Doing cleanup, weed control, and photoinventory of plants and wildlife (see page topic). 2006 to 2020.
Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge (, Arvada, Colorado. Various tasks, but most frequently noxious weed control. Doing this since 2007.

World Travel (See for world travel since 1970 and more recent Trip Reports at

Other interests
bird watching - lifetime list 1474 species in wild. I submit census counts to eBird.