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).


Dr. Wang stands before a nature backdrop

Xuguang Wang

Professor; Presidential Research Professor; Robert Lowry Chair Professor

Office: NWC 5341 Phone: (405) 325-3426 Website: Group: Education:  Ph.D., Meteorology, The Pennsylvania State University, 2004. Research Interests:  developing new techniques and novel methodologies for data assimilation and ensemble prediction applying these techniques for global, hurricane and convective scale severe weather modeling and prediction systems assimilating a variety of observations (radar, satellite, ground-based […]

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  

Kelvin Droegemeier

Regents' Professor of Meteorology; Weathernews Chair Emeritus; Roger and Sherry Teigen Presidential Professor; Former Vice President for Research


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Graduate Students

Ernst, Sean


Gordon, Andrea


Jester, Steven


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Postdoctoral Researchers

Wu, Shun-Nan

Post Doctoral


Tong, Chong-chi

Post Doctoral


Xu Lu stands before a nature backdrop

Lu, Xu

Post Doctoral


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Adjunct Faculty

Potvin, Corey

Adjunct Assistant Professor


McPherson, Renee

Adjunct Associate Professor


Karstens, Christopher

Adjunct Assistant Professor


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Emeritus Faculty

Postawko, Susan



Friday, Elbert

Professor Emeritus


Shapiro, Alan

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


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Scott Salesky

Assistant Professor

Office: NWC 5650 Phone:  (405) 325-3440 Website: Groupp: Education: B.S. Science Education, Martin Luther College (2008) M.S. Meteorology, The Pennsylvania State University (2010) Ph.D. Meteorology, The Pennsylvania State University (2014) Research interests:  Turbulence Convective boundary layers Large eddy simulation Particle-laden flows Boundary layers over complex surface topography Surface hydrology Online Research Profiles: Google Scholar OrcidID Research Gate

Jason Furtado

Associate Professor

Office: NWC 5240 Phone: (405) 325-1391 Website: Group: Education: B.S., Meteorology and B.S., Mathematics, Lyndon State College, 2002 M.S., Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, 2005 Ph.D., Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010 Research interests:  Improving sub-seasonal and seasonal forecasts of temperature and precipitation. Enhancing our understanding of decadal-scale projections of climate/climate […]

David Parsons

President's Associates Presidential Professor; Director Emeritus

Office: NWC 5111 Phone: (405) 325-8565 Web: B.S. Meteorology (1977) Rutgers University Ph.D. Atmospheric Science (1982) University of Washington

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