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 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

Michael Richman

Professor; Edith Kinney Gaylord Presidential Professor

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Barnhill, Debbie

Staff Assistant II

Carney, Matt

​Instrumentation Tech

Hill, Shelby

Coordinator of Undergraduate Programs

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Graduate Students

Loken, Eric

Ph.D. Student

Tripp, Daniel

M.S. Student

Lis, Nathan

M.S. Student

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Adjunct Faculty

Gourley, Jonathan

​Adjunct Associate Professor

Clark, Adam

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Yu, Tian

Adjunct Professor

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Emeritus Faculty

Postawko, Susan


Duchon, Claude

Professor Emeritus

Friday, Elbert

Professor Emeritus

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