The School of Meteorology has 25 full time faculty members covering various aspects of the atmospheric sciences. The School has 33 adjunct and affiliate faculty members with the largest number associated with NOAA’s National Severe Storms Laboratory. We have a diverse array of students from around the globe including the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Australia, Korea, China, Taiwan, Norway, and Serbia. We currently have 91 graduate students and 280 undergraduate students. Our regular and emeritus faculty includes 5 endowed chairs and professorship, six Presidential Professors; three Regents Professors; three George Lynn Cross Research Professors; two Emeritus GLC Professors; one Dean; two past Presidents of the American Meteorological Society; two OU Vice Presidents (Research and Weather and Climate).


Guifu Zhang


Ming Xue

Professor; Weathernews Chair; Director, CAPS

Xuguang Wang

Professor; Presidential Research Professor

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Riley, Shawn

Computer Systems Coordinator

Barnhill, Debbie

Staff Assistant II

Holcomb, Ben

IT Specialist

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Graduate Students

Bunker, Ryan

M.S. Student

Sandmael, Thea

Ph.D. Student

Griffin, Erica

Ph.D. Student

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Adjunct Faculty

Schuur, Terry

Adjunct Associate Professor

Jung, Youngsun

​Adjunct Associate Professor

Wicker, Louis

Adjunct Professor

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Emeritus Faculty

Duchon, Claude

Professor Emeritus

Straka, Jerry

Professor Emeritus

Crane, Robert

Professor Emeritus

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