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).


Evgeni Fedorovich

Professor; Edith Kinney Gaylord Presidential Professor

Michael Richman

Professor; Edith Kinney Gaylord Presidential Professor

Guifu Zhang


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Gordon Carrie

Scientist/Researcher II

Debbie Barnhill

Staff Assistant II

Ben Holcomb

IT Specialist

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Graduate Students

Brett Roberts

Ph.D. Student

Jonathan Labriola

Ph.D. Student

Sam Lillo

Ph.D. Student

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Adjunct Faculty

Ariel Cohen

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Dusan Zrnic

Adjunct Professor

Christopher Karstens

Adjunct Assistant Professor

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Emeritus Faculty

William Beasley

​Professor Emeritus

John Snow

Professor, Dean Emeritus

Jerry Straka

Professor Emeritus

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