Kent has been at Bellevue College since Fall 1998, teaching Meteorology 101, along with various other courses, including Meteorology 111 (Global Climate Change), Oceanography 101 (Introduction to Oceanography), Oceanography 110 (Environmental Oceanography), Environmental Science 100 (Survey of Environmental Science), Environmental Science 250 (Puget Sound Ecology), and the Current Issues in Environmental Science seminar series (ENVS 281, 282, 283).
His educational background includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Meteorology from UCLA and a Master’s Degree in Oceanography from Oregon State University. Prior to becoming an educator, Kent’s career included several years of professional experience as a meteorologist and oceanographer with NOAA, and as an environmental scientist with both large and small consulting firms. His professional assignments ranged from conducting oceanographic research in the Arctic Ocean near Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, to serving as a member of the official NOAA Weather Support Team for the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.
On a personal level, Kent is married, with two grown sons and a big loveable dog. He has a black belt in Taekwondo, and enjoys outdoor sports (hiking, skiing, flyfishing).