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).


Cameron Homeyer

Associate Professor, Associate Director for Graduate Programs

Office: NWC 5632 Phone: (405) 325-5303 Web: Group: Education: B.S., Meteorology, Texas A&M University, 2008 M.S., Atmospheric Sciences, Texas A&M University, 2010 Ph.D., Atmospheric Sciences, Texas A&M University, 2012 Research Interests: Radar Meteorology Upper Troposphere and Lower Stratosphere (UTLS) Climate Online Research Profiles: Google Scholar ResearcherID  

David Parsons

President's Associates Presidential Professor; Director Emeritus

Office: NWC 5106 Web: B.S. Meteorology (1977) Rutgers University Ph.D. Atmospheric Science (1982) University of Washington

Ming Xue

Professor; Weathernews Chair; George Lynn Cross Research Professor; Director, CAPS

Office: NWC 2502 Phone: (405) 325-6037 Website: Education: ​Ph.D., University of Reading, 1989 Research Interests: Severe storm and tornado and dynamics Data assimilation and ensemble forecasting Numerical weather prediction and physics parameterization Simulation, prediction, and predictability of severe and high-impact weather Radar meteorology and precipitation process studies Regional climate, air quality and environmental modeling […]

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Graduate Students

Lee, Jeffrey


Dickinson, Ty


Jordan, Arianna


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Postdoctoral Researchers

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Christian, Jordan

Post Doctoral


Wang, Youngming

Research Scientist


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Adjunct Faculty

Karstens, Christopher

Adjunct Assistant Professor


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Emeritus Faculty

Duchon, Claude

Professor Emeritus


Shapiro, Alan

Professor; American Airlines Professor; President's Associates Presidential Professor


Michael Richman

Professor Emeritus; Edith Kinney Gaylord Presidential Professor


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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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Elinor Martin

Associate Professor, Associate Director for Undergraduate Studies

Office: NWC 5642 Phone: (405) 325-7392 Website: Group: Education: BSc(Hons), Meteorology with a year in Oklahoma, University of Reading, 2005 M.S., Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, 2007 Ph.D., Atmospheric Sciences, Texas A&M University, 2011 Research Interests: climate variability precipitation variability climate change extremes tropical meteorology Online Research Profiles:  Google Scholar ResearcherID ORCid

Jeff Basara

Associate Professor

Office: NWC 5238 Phone: (405) 325-1760 Group: Education: B.S., Atmospheric Science, Purdue University 1994 M.S., Meteorology, University of Oklahoma 1998 Ph.D., Meteorology, University of Oklahoma 2001 Dr. Basara is an Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma and has a joint appointment between the School of Meteorology and the School of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science.  Dr. […]

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