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).


Dr. Chilson stands before a green background

Phillip Chilson


Office: NWC 4618 Phone: (405) 325-5095 Web: B.S., Physics, Clemson University, 1985 M.S., Physics, University of Florida, 1990 Ph.D., Physics, Clemson University, 1993

Michael Biggerstaff


Office: NWC 5417 Phone: (405) 325-3881 B.S., Engineering Sciences, University of Texas, 1984 Ph.D. Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington, 1991

Naoko Sakaeda

Assistant Professor

Office: NWC 5329 Phone: (405)325-1142 Website: Education:  B.S., Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington, 2009 Ph.D., Atmospheric Sciences, University at Albany, 2015 Research Interests:  Dr. Sakaeda’s research interests include understanding the dynamics of tropical clouds and precipitation in various scales and their interactions with higher latitudes. Some topics of her interests are the Madden-Julian Oscillation, convectively-coupled equatorial […]

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Graduate Students

Dickinson, Ty


Burke, Amanda


Junker, Kendall


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Postdoctoral Researchers

Gao, Lan

Post Doctoral


Tong, Chong-chi

Post Doctoral


Wang, Youngming

Research Scientist


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Adjunct Faculty

Gourley, Jonathan

​Adjunct Associate Professor


Yu, Tian

Adjunct Professor


Grams, Heather

Adjunct Assistant Professor

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Emeritus Faculty

Snow, John

Professor, Dean Emeritus


Crane, Robert

Professor Emeritus


Beasley, William

​Professor Emeritus


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