Palmer, Bob

Palmer, Bob

Professor, Associate VP for Research & Partnerships, ARRC Executive Director

Mentoring Mindset:

Reaching the latter part of my career and would like to pass on some things I’ve learned.


Higher Education and Employment Background:

  • BS/MS/PhD, Electrical Engineering, University of Oklahoma, 1984, 1986, 1989
  • University of Oklahoma, 2004-present
  • University of Nebraska, 1993-2004
  • Clemson University, Postdoc, 1991-1993
  • Kyoto University, Japan, Postdoc, 1989-1991


Life Defining Moments in Meteorology and Higher Education:

  • Decision to study atmospheric turbulence for my PhD topic
  • Decision to go to Japan for my postdoctoral studies
  • Decision to return to OU after 15 years and to take a faculty position in the SoM after spending 11 years in an electrical engineering department
  • Decision to start the ARRC and begin learning about leadership