William H. Hooke
William H. Hooke is a senior policy fellow emeritus at the American Meteorological Society, where he worked from 2000-2022.
William H. Hooke is a senior policy fellow emeritus at the American Meteorological Society,
where he worked from 2000-2022. He founded and then directed the AMS Summer Policy
Colloquium for 21 years. He led the AMS Policy Program from 2001-2013 and served as AMS
associate executive director from 2013-2021. An atmospheric scientist, he worked at the
Department of Commerce from 1967-2000 in several research and management positions,
including Deputy Chief Scientist of NOAA and Senior Scientist in the Office of the Secretary of
He was elected a member of the American Philosophical Society in 2006, named a Fellow of the
American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2015, and made an Honorary Member of the
AMS in 2021. He has blogged at Living on the Real World since 2010 and authored Living on the Real
World: How Thinking and Acting Like Meteorologists Will Help Save the Planet.