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).


Zachary Lebo

Associate Professor

Associate Professor, OU School of Meteorology Office: NWC 5425 Education:  BS in Mathematics and Meteorology, Pennsylvania State University, 2007 MS in Meteorology, Pennsylvania State University, 2007 Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 2012   Research Interests: Numerical modeling of clouds physics and dynamics Aerosol-cloud-precipitation interactions

Jason Furtado

Associate Professor; Carlisle and Lurline Mabrey Presidential Professor

Office: NWC 5240 Phone: (405) 325-1391 Website: Group: Education: B.S., Meteorology and B.S., Mathematics, Lyndon State College, 2002 M.S., Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, 2005 Ph.D., Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010 Research interests:  Improving sub-seasonal and seasonal forecasts of temperature and precipitation. Enhancing our understanding of decadal-scale projections of climate/climate […]

Pierre Kirstetter

Associate Professor

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Graduate Students

Hu, Yishi


Margraf, Jacob


Wiley, Chad


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Postdoctoral Researchers

Wang, Youngming

Research Scientist


Majhi, Ipshita

Post Doctoral


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Adjunct Faculty

Yussouf, Nusrat

Adjunct Assistant Professor


Koch, Steve

Adjunct ​Professor


Yu, Tian

Adjunct Professor


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Emeritus Faculty

Carr, Frederick

Professor Emeritus


Crane, Robert

Professor Emeritus


Postawko, Susan



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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

Jens Redemann

Director, School of Meteorology; Mark and Kandi McClasland Professor

Office: NWC 5919 Phone: (405) 325-6561 Group: Education: MS in Physics: Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany; 1995 MS in Atmospheric Sciences: University of California, Los Angeles; 1997 Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences: University of California, Los Angeles; 1999 Research interests:  Aerosol & Cloud Remote Sensing Aerosol-Climate Interactions Research group: Online Research Profile:  Google Scholar

Marcela Loría-Salazar

Assistant Professor

Office: TBD Phone: TBD  Website: TBD Education: B.S., Meteorology, Universidad de Costa Rica, 2009 M.S., Atmospheric Science, University of Nevada, Reno, 2013 Ph.D., Atmospheric Science, University of Nevada, Reno, 2018 Research Interests: Satellite remote sensing Interdisciplinary research to investigate atmospheric aerosol physics Boundary layer meteorology Data assimilation using numerical weather prediction models and satellite retrievals […]

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