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).


Robert Palmer

Professor; Tommy C. Craighead Chair; Associate VP for Research

Office: 3PP 187 Phone: (405) 325-6319 Website: Education: B.S.,  Electrical Engineering, University of Oklahoma, 1984 M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Oklahoma, 1989 Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Oklahoma, 1989 Research Interests: Application of Array/Signal Processing Techniques to Weather Radar Problems Development of Novel Phased Array Radars for Weather Observations Studies of Meteorological Phenomena Using Doppler […]

Naoko Sakaeda

Assistant Professor

Office: NWC 5329 Phone: (405)325-1142 Website: Education:  B.S., Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington, 2009 Ph.D., Atmospheric Sciences, University at Albany, 2015 Research Interests:  Dr. Sakaeda’s research interests include understanding the dynamics of tropical clouds and precipitation in various scales and their interactions with higher latitudes. Some topics of her interests are the Madden-Julian Oscillation, convectively-coupled equatorial […]

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Howard Bluestein

George Lynn Cross Research Professor

Office: NWC 5351 Phone: (405) 325-3006 Web: B.S., Electrical Engineering, M.I.T. 1971 M.S., Electrical Engineering, M.I.T.1972 M.S., Meteorology, M.I.T., 1972 Ph.D., Meteorology, M.I.T., 1976

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Flynn, Connor

Senior Research Associate

Riley, Shawn

Computer Systems Coordinator

Office: NWC 5640 Phone: 325-6032

Nuzzo, Marisa

Student Media Assistant

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Adjunct Faculty

Fiebrich, Christopher

​Executive Director, Oklahoma Mesonet/Associate Director, Oklahoma Climatological Survey

Office: NWC 2919 Phone: (405) 325-2541 Education:  B.S., Meteorology, University of Oklahoma, 1998 M.S., Meteorology, University of Oklahoma, 2000 Ph.D., Meteorology, University of Oklahoma, 2007 Research Interests:  Hydrometeorology Mesoscale Meteorology Statistical Analysis Measurements/Instrumentation Website: Online research profile:  Google Scholar

Zrnic, Dusan

Adjunct Professor

McGovern, Amy

Adjunct Professor

Professor, OU School of Computer Science Office: NWC 3435 Web: Education:  BS in Math/Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, 1996 MS Computer Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1998 Ph.D. Computer Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2002 Research Interests: Data science/Machine learning for weather prediction (with a focus on severe weather) Machine learning applications  

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Emeritus Faculty

Fiedler, Brian


Office: NWC 5636 Phone: (405) 325-2860 Web: ​B.S., Physics, M.I.T., 1978 Ph.D., Astro-Geophysics, University of Colorado, 1982

Friday, Elbert

Professor Emeritus

B.S. (Special Distinction), 1961, Engineering Physics, University of Oklahoma; M.S., 1967, Meteorology, University of Oklahoma; Ph.D., 1969, Meteorology, University of Oklahoma;Distinguished graduate of the Air Force Command and Staff College in 1972 and graduated from the Air War College in 1976.

Duchon, Claude

Professor Emeritus

Office: NWC 5130 Phone: (405) 325-2984

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