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 (adjunct and affiliate policy can be found here) 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).


Steven Cavallo

Associate Professor

Guifu Zhang


Naoko Sakaeda

Assistant Professor

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Carrie, Gordon

Scientist/Researcher II

Barnhill, Debbie

Staff Assistant II

Dahlgren, Julie

Assistant to the Director

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Graduate Students

Oliveira, Mauricio

Ph.D. Student

Mahre, Andrew

Ph.D. Student

Ohnstad, Jacob

M.S. Student

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Adjunct Faculty

Hu, Xiao-Ming

Adjunct Associate Professor

McGovern, Amy

Adjunct Professor

Jung, Youngsun

​Adjunct Associate Professor

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Emeritus Faculty

Kimpel, James

Professor Emeritus

Duchon, Claude

Professor Emeritus

Morrissey, Mark

Professor Emeritus

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