Prior to joining the Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics
Department in 2013, Tippett led forecast development at the
IRI and worked at the
Center for Weather Prediction and
Climate Studies in Brazil and at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma
Physics in Germany. Tippett obtained his Ph.D. from the Courant Institute at New York
University. Since December 2011, Tippett is an adjunct professor at
the Center of Excellence for Climate Change Research, Department of Meteorology, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.