Erinn Bariteau is a Lecturer of Physical Geography within the Department of Geography and Anthropology at Kennesaw State University. Her prior work includes teaching high school Earth science. She holds a B.S. in Geology (2001) from the University at Albany, M.S. in Secondary Education from Lemoyne College 2007) and M.S. in Geoscience, Concentration in Meteorology with Geospatial Certificate from Mississippi State University (2015). She has experience chasing severe storms on the Plains and her thesis work involves geographic and temporal distribution of hail related events in the northeastern region of the United States.