Diane Stanitski

Physical Scientist

Office of the Director

Mailing Address:
NOAA ESRL Global Monitoring Division
325 Broadway R/GMD
Boulder CO 80305-3328

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

Diane Stanitski

Dr. Diane Stanitski is the Deputy Director for Planning and Administration in the NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory’s Global Monitoring Division (GMD). As Deputy Director, she is responsible for promoting GMD science, serves as a liaison with partner programs and agencies, and helps make GMD administrative processes flow more smoothly. She is GMD’s representative on NOAA’s Public Access to Research Results (PARR) team and is a member of the NOAA Climate Coordination Team.

As a Physical Scientist, Dr. Stanitski works with members of the GMD Global Radiation Group analyzing impacts of the length of the snow-free season on environmental parameters in and near Barrow, Alaska. She is a member of the Radiation Working Group of the International Arctic  Systems for Observing the Atmosphere (IASOA). Dr. Stanitski also serves as the Deputy for NOAA’s Principal to the Subcommittee on Global Change Research (SGCR) for the US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) and is a member of the Observations Interagency Working Group for the USGCRP. Dr. Stanitski is also supporting the development of an Integrated Global Greenhouse Gas Information System (IG3IS), a new coordinating mechanism in support of COP21. She serves as Co-chair of the American Meteorological Society’s Symposium on Education and recently co-authored a children’s science book on climate.

Prior to joining GMD, Dr. Stanitski was a Program Manager for more than a decade in the NOAA Climate Program Office; an Associate Professor 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