Salesky, Scott

Salesky, Scott

Assistant Professor

Mentoring Mindset:

All students are unique individuals, and I try to get to know them personally so that I can provide individualized mentorship based on their personality, gifts, interests, and career goals.


Higher Education and Employment Background:

  • Faculty member, School of Meteorology, University of Oklahoma (2017-present)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of British Columbia (2014-2017)
  • Ph.D. in Meteorology, The Pennsylvania State University (2014)
  • M.S. in Meteorology, The Pennsylvania State University (2010)
  • B.S. in Science Education, Martin Luther College (2008)


Life Defining Moments in Meteorology and Higher Education:

  • Became interested in atmospheric science as an undergraduate and entered grad school in atmospheric science from an undergraduate degree in education
  • I’ve been fortunate to have many fantastic advisors/mentors throughout my academic career, and hope to be able to do the same for students at OU
  • I enjoy research, teaching, and working with both undergraduate and graduate students, so it’s great to be able to do all of these for my career