Redemann, Jens

Redemann, Jens

Professor, School of Meteorology Director

Mentoring Mindset:

I believe that most successful people (in any field) can point to moments when others have generously served as formal or informal mentors, at least temporarily, by way of listening, empathizing and caring. To me, mentoring is the balance between empowering mentees to independently seek solutions to life’s challenges and providing experience-based feedback on the solutions they are considering.

 

Higher Education and Employment Background:

  • 3yrs as Faculty and Director, School of Meteorology, OU
  • 19 yrs as Research Scientist, NASA
  • MS/PhD Atmospheric Sciences (UCLA)
  • MS Physics (Berlin, Germany)

 

Life Defining Moments in Meteorology and Higher Education:

  • Exposed to math and physics through programming job in high-school
  • Barely passed oral exam in math for physicists (C-) in 1993
  • Got motivated by research to complete Physics MS
  • PhD was quick and relatively painless
  • Met a great mentor at NASA
  • Got hugely inspired by flying on NASA research aircraft