Martin, Elinor

Dr. Martin stands before a background of large rocks

Martin, Elinor

Associate Professor; Associate Director for Undergraduate Studies

Mentoring Mindset:

I aim to provide support and guidance to those exploring their personal and atmospheric science identities and how they can exist together.

Higher Education and Employment Background:

  • 2015 – present: Affiliate faculty South Central Climate Adaptation Science Center
  • 2014 – present: University of Oklahoma Faculty
  • Postdoc – Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Science, SUNY Albany
  • PhD Atmospheric Science – Texas A&M University
  • MS Atmospheric Science – Colorado State University
  • BSc (Hons) Meteorology with a year in Oklahoma – University of Reading (UK)


Life Defining Moments in Meteorology and Higher Education:

  • Studying abroad at OU as part of my undergraduate degree
  • Having supportive women faculty as role models during my undergraduate degree
  • Finding supportive advisors in graduate
  • Taking time to explore different parts of the field during my education to find the place where my skills and interests all fit together (climate science)
  • Seeing the sobering NSF statistics on diversity in the geosciences and the atmospheric science