Robert Swanson

Robert Swanson


Field(s) of expertise:


  • B.S., Physics and Philosophy with minor in Math, University of Scranton, PA
  • Secondary Education Certification, Shippensburg University, PA
  • M.S., Meteorology, Pennsylvania State University


  • Instructor


  • Mississippi Virtual Community College Instructor of the Year, 2017
  • Meritorious Achievement Award from Itawamba Community College, 2017




Robert Swanson is an Instructor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at Mississippi State University. He writes and performs children’s music about weather and astronomy for school and library groups. In an effort to teach science in an innovative and interesting way, Bob combines his passions for both science and music. A self-trained musician who plays guitar, harmonica, mandolin, banjo, ukulele and accordion, Bob spent a decade as a professional weatherman – 6 years on television and 4 years in print/online working as assistant weather editor at USA TODAY.