SciTech Adjunct Faculty - Brandon Butcher

Name: 
BRANDON BUTCHER
Title: 
Adjunct Instructor - Meteorology
Department: 
Biology, Chemistry, GeoScience
Biography: 

 

Brandon Butcher a Meteorologist for WSAZ-TV in Huntington, WV. Starting in 2000, he worked as Chief Meteorologist at WDTV in Clarksburg, WV. After several years there, he then went to his home state of Massachusetts to work in Springfield; but it wouldn't be long before those 'Country Roads' came calling again.

Brandon earned his degree in meteorology from Penn State University (so he likes to think he can stay out of the Marshall/WVU fray). He is a member of the National Weather Association and the American Meteorological Society, where he holds both their respective "Seals of Approval".

Brandon is a multi-EMMY award-winning meteorologist, including winning back-to-back-to-back EMMYs for outstanding weathercasting in the Boston/New England Region. He also won an EMMY in West Virginia for a special program on the great West Virginia floods of 1985. Brandon earned the award of "Best Weathercaster" in the state of West Virginia in 2005, from the State Broadcasters Association.

Severe and unusual weather is a passion of Brandon's, having ventured out into 6 hurricanes, and broadcast live during a tornado event as the twister was hitting his studio building. Teaching is also one of Brandon's pursuits, as he is earning his Masters Degree in Education and currently teaches meteorology at the collegiate level inside and outside the state.

Brandon is married and has 4 children: 2 girls, 2 boys.

Brandon has been teaching Meteorology at Fairmont State University since 2005.

What have you learned while teaching at Fairmont State?: 

Education is something we give and receive simultaneously all the time..

What do your students like best about your class?: 

You'll have to ask them... but I certainly hope it's 'learning about meteorology'...  but I suspect it's 'not having to get up at 8 am for class somewhere.'

Degrees: 
B.S. Penn State University