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).


Feng Xu

Associate Professor


Scott Salesky

Assistant Professor

Office: NWC 5650 Phone:  (405) 325-3440 Website: Groupp: Education: B.S. Science Education, Martin Luther College (2008) M.S. Meteorology, The Pennsylvania State University (2010) Ph.D. Meteorology, The Pennsylvania State University (2014) Research interests:  Turbulence Convective boundary layers Large eddy simulation Particle-laden flows Boundary layers over complex surface topography Surface hydrology Online Research Profiles: Google Scholar OrcidID Research Gate

Amanda Kis


Office: NWC 5409 Phone: 405-325-6561 Website:  Dr. Kis earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, double-majoring in atmospheric & oceanic sciences and mathematics, and Master of Science and doctoral degrees in meteorology from the University of Oklahoma. Her research interests include investigating the environments in which nocturnal tornadoes form and using social […]

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Graduate Students

Meister, Nolan


Frank, Madeline


Oliveira, Mauricio


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Postdoctoral Researchers

Christian, Jordan

Ph.D. Student


Han, Fan

Post Doctoral


Xu Lu stands before a nature backdrop

Lu, Xu

Post Doctoral


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Adjunct Faculty

Illston, Brad

Adjunct Assistant Professor


MacGorman, Donald

Adjunct Professor


Heinselman, Pam

Affiliate Associate Professor


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Emeritus Faculty

Snow, John

Professor, Dean Emeritus


Evgeni Fedorovich

Professor; Edith Kinney Gaylord Presidential Professor


Carr, Frederick

Professor Emeritus


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