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).


David Parsons

President's Associates Presidential Professor; Director Emeritus

Office: NWC 5111 Phone: (405) 325-8565 Web: B.S. Meteorology (1977) Rutgers University Ph.D. Atmospheric Science (1982) University of Washington

Petra Klein

Executive Associate Dean

Office: NWC3630 Phone: (405) 325-1631 Website: Education: M.S., Physics, University of Karlsruhe, Germany, 1993 Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Karlsruhe, Germany, 1999 Research Interests:  boundary layer meteorology tropospheric pollution problems flow and turbulence characteristics in urban areas wind-tunnel modeling of geophysical flow phenomena atmospheric measurement techniques stable boundary layers low-level jets Online Research Profiles: […]

Pierre Kirstetter

Associate Professor

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Barnhill, Debbie

Staff Assistant II

Office: NWC 5900 Phone: 325-6561

Riley, Shawn

Computer Systems Coordinator

Office: NWC 5640 Phone: 325-6032

Stephenson, Taylor

Student Media Assistant

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Adjunct Faculty

Brewster, Keith

Adjunct Associate Professor


Fiebrich, Christopher

​Executive Director, Oklahoma Mesonet/Associate Director, Oklahoma Climatological Survey


Hong, Yang

Adjunct Professor


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Emeritus Faculty

Fiedler, Brian


Office: NWC 5636 Phone: (405) 325-2860 Web: ​B.S., Physics, M.I.T., 1978 Ph.D., Astro-Geophysics, University of Colorado, 1982

Snow, John

Professor, Dean Emeritus

Office: NWC 5710 Phone: (405) 325-1174

Michael Richman

Professor Emeritus; Edith Kinney Gaylord Presidential Professor

Office: NWC 5646 Phone: (405) 325-1853 Website: Education: ​B.S., Meteorology, State University of New York, 1976 M.S., Meteorology, University of Illinois, 1980 Ph.D., Meteorology, University of Illinois, 1994 Research Interests: Online Research Profiles:

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