Diane Stanitski

Physical Scientist

Office of the Director

Mailing Address:
NOAA Global Monitoring Laboratory
325 Broadway R/GML
Boulder CO 80305-3328

Phone: 303-497-6375
Email: diane.stanitski@noaa.gov

Diane Stanitski

Dr. Diane Stanitski is Deputy Director of the NOAA Global Monitoring Laboratory (GML). In this role she promotes GML’s long-term atmospheric observations and contributes to GML’s scientific and management strategies; serves as a liaison with partner labs, programs, and agencies; and pursues professional development opportunities for GML personnel.

As a Physical Scientist, Dr. Stanitski is a member of the GML Radiation and Aerosol Division (GRAD) and is working on the economic valuation of GML’s long-term observing networks, including the surface radiation network known as SURFRAD. She also promotes the development of Arctic indicators of change. She is the Deputy for NOAA’s Principal to the Subcommittee on Global Change Research (SGCR) for the US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) and serves as co-chair of the USGCRP Observations Interagency Working Group. She recently co-authored a children’s science book on climate.

Prior to joining GML, Dr. Stanitski was a Program Manager in NOAA’s Climate Program Office focusing on long-term ocean observations; an Associate Professor in the Geography-Earth Science Department at Shippensburg University, PA; and an Adjunct Instructor at the United States Naval Academy.


  • Ph.D. Arizona State University, 1996, Dissertation: Seasonal Energy Balance Relationships over the Colorado River and Adjacent Riparian Habitat: Glen Canyon, Arizona
  • M.A. Arizona State University, 1991, Master’s Thesis: Atmospheric and Topographic Influences on Shortwave Radiation over a Snowpack: San Juan Mountains, Colorado
  • B.A. State University of New York, College at Geneseo, 1989, Double Major: Geography, Communications