Specialty Area: Meteorology, Aviation Meteorology, TV & Radio, Environmental Sustainability
Office #: BVM Hall 214
Richard DiMaio has worked as a Flight Operations Aviation Meteorologist for United Airlines, a Broadcast Meteorologist for Fox News Chicago, and as professor of Aviation Meteorology at Lewis University. DiMaio was awarded the Annual Flight Operations Division Award for outstanding service to United Airlines Meteorology Department. He helped devise strategic methods for forecasting mesoscale weather conditions for United's Shuttle Operation and the new Denver Airport. As Chief Meteorologist at Fox News Chicago, DiMaio streamlined and implemented an entire new graphics package and was responsible for all content and training. DiMaio attended annual meetings related to Severe Weather, Hurricanes, and Broadcast Meteorology. He assisted in implementing station-wide training in severe weather spotting and was later nominated for a Midwest Emmy for excellence in on-air presentation and a severe weather special. As a college instructor, DiMaio oversees Lewis University's Aviation Meteorology. He also teaches in the Physics Department for Lewis University and is a consultant to the campus TV News Department.
- BS of Meteorology from University of Wisconsin-Madison
- MS of Meteorology from Northern Illinois University
- Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems from Northern Illinois University
My research interests correlate to aviation and its relation to meteorology. My master’s thesis researched the interaction of aircraft with convective turbulence.
Professional & Community Affiliations
- American Meteorological Society
- National Weather Association
- Airline Dispatch Federation
- American GIS Society (ESRI)
- ENVS 224 Climate and Climate Change