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).


Naoko Sakaeda

Assistant Professor

Jeff Basara

Associate Professor

Petra Klein

Executive Associate Dean

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Becky Steely

Assistant to the Director

Gordon Carrie

Scientist/Researcher II

Debbie Barnhill

Staff Assistant II

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Adjunct Faculty

David Karoly

Adjunct Professor

Alexander Ryzhkov

Adjunct Professor

Donald MacGorman

Adjunct Professor

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Emeritus Faculty

Jerry Straka

Professor Emeritus

James Kimpel

Professor Emeritus

Frederick Carr

Professor Emeritus

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