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).


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. […]

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 […]

Kathy Pegion

Associate Professor, Williams Chair

Associate Professor, Williams ChairOffice: NWC 5238Web: http://kathypegion.comGroup: Education:  B.S. Meteorology, Florida State University, 1998 B.S. Computer Science, Florida State University, 1998 M.S. Meteorology, Florida State University, 1999 Ph.D. Climate Dynamics, George Mason University, 2007 Research Interests: Subseasonal to Seasonal (S2S) Predictability & Prediction​ Global Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere-Land models for understanding, simulating, and predicting S2S variability & predictability​ Interpretable AI […]

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Graduate Students

Cross, Rachael


Roy, Logan


Webb, Hayden


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Postdoctoral Researchers

Wang, Youngming

Research Scientist


Chase, Randy

Post Doctoral


Tong, Chong-chi

Post Doctoral


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Adjunct Faculty

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Chilson, Phillip

Academic Affiliate


Fiebrich, Christopher

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


Gao, Jidong

Adjunct Associate Professor


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Emeritus Faculty

Beasley, William

​Professor Emeritus


Shapiro, Alan

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


Fiedler, Brian

Professor Emeritus


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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

Pierre Kirstetter

Associate Professor

Steven Cavallo

Associate Professor

Office: NWC 5349 Phone: (405) 325-2439 Web: Group: B.S., Meteorology, Florida State University, 2003 M.S., Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington, 2006 Ph.D., Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington, 2009

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