Ruppert, James

Ruppert, James

Assistant Professor

Mentoring Mindset:

I am excited to help support our undergrads however I can. Navigating life as an undergrad is challenging, while future steps toward career goals are not always obvious. I look forward to promoting the student endeavor however I can.


Higher Education and Employment Background:

  • Assistant Prof at OU/SoM since Jan 2021
  • Assistant Research Prof at Penn State Meteorology
  • Postdoc at the Max Planck Inst for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany
  • BS, MS, PhD in meteorology U Albany and Colorado State


Life Defining Moments in Meteorology and Higher Education:

  • I didn’t realize that I wanted to pursue grad school in atmospheric science until my junior year, especially when my eyes were opened to the excitement and gratification of research.
  • As a student, my friends/cohort were invaluable to my survival and thriving. Now as a professor, I continually relearn how important my support network is to me.


IDCourse NameDurationStart Date
METR 3123 001Atmospheric Dynamics II: Theory of Atmospheric FlowsMWF 10am - 10:50amJanuary 18, 2022