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).


James Ruppert


Jens Redemann

Director, School of Meteorology; Mark and Kandi McClasland Professor

Office: NWC 5919 Phone: (405) 325-6561 Education: MS in Physics: Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany; 1995 MS in Atmospheric Sciences: University of California, Los Angeles; 1997 Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences: University of California, Los Angeles; 1999 Research interests:  Aerosol & Cloud Remote Sensing Aerosol-Climate Interactions Research group: Online Research Profile:  Google Scholar

Pierre Kirstetter

Associate Professor

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Dahlgren, Julie

Assistant to the Director

Hines-Barnett, Danika

Coordinator of Graduate Programs

Gebauer, Kathryn

Scientific Editor, Boundary-Layer Meteorology

Ms. Kathryn Gebauer Scientific Editor, Boundary-Layer Meteorology NWC 5420

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Adjunct Faculty

Yussouf, Nusrat

Adjunct Assistant Professor


Reeves, Heather

Adjunct Assistant Professor


Gao, Jidong

Adjunct Associate Professor


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Emeritus Faculty

Crane, Robert

Professor Emeritus

​B.S., 1957, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA (Electrical Engineering); M.S., 1959, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA (Electrical Engineering); Ph.D., 1970, Worcester Polytechnic Institute,Worcester, MA (Electrical Engineering)

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.

Morrissey, Mark

Professor Emeritus

Office: NWC 5321 Phone: (405) 325-1738 Publications

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