Council of Fellows

The CIMMS Council of Fellows is comprised of a cross-section of University of Oklahoma (OU) faculty, federal scientists in the NOAA units that collaborate with CIMMS and national scientists who have expertise relevant to the research themes of CIMMS. Fellows are actively involved in the programs and projects of CIMMS. Appointment to the Council, by the CIMMS Executive Board, is normally for a two-year term, and reappointment is possible and usual. Appointments may be made for a shorter period of time or on a part-time basis with the concurrence of the appointee and the CIMMS Executive Board. The Council will participate in reviews of CIMMS activities and elect two of their number to serve on the CIMMS Executive Board. The Council’s advice is not viewed as binding on the CIMMS Director relative to any recommendations that might be carried forward to the Executive Board.

CIMMS Fellows appointments for 2015-2017:

  • Dr. Jeffrey B. Basara, Director of Research, Oklahoma Climatological Survey (OCS) and Associate Professor of Meteorology
  • Dr. Michael I. Biggerstaff, Professor of Meteorology
  • Dr. Howard B. Bluestein, George Lynn Cross Research Professor of Meteorology
  • Dr. Keith Brewster, Senior Scientist and Associate Director, OU Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms (CAPS)
  • Dr. Harold E. Brooks, Research Meteorologist and Team Leader, Mesoscale Applications Group, NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) and Adjunct Professor of Meteorology, OU
  • Dr. Frederick H. Carr, Professor Emeritus of Meteorology
  • Dr. Steven Cavallo, Assistant Professor of Meteorology
  • Dr. Boonleng Cheong, Research Scientist, Advanced Radar Research Center (ARRC)
  • Dr. Phillip Chilson, Professor of Meteorology
  • Dr. Adam Clark, Research Meteorologist, NSSL
  • Mr. Terrance Clark, Director, NOAA Radar Operations Center (ROC)
  • Dr. Michael Coniglio, Research Scientist, NSSL
  • Dr. Kirsten de Beurs, Associate Professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability and Chair, Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability
  • Dr. Michael W. Douglas, Retired Meteorologist, NSSL
  • Dr. Richard J. Doviak, Senior Engineer, Doppler Radar and Remote Sensing Research Group, NSSL, and Affiliate Professor of Meteorology and of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Dr. Kelvin K. Droegemeier, Vice President for Research and Regents’ Professor
  • Dr. Claude E. Duchon, Professor Emeritus of Meteorology
  • Dr. Chris Fiebrich, Associate Director, OCS
  • Dr. Jack Friedman, Research Scientist, Center for Applied Social Research (CASR)
  • Dr. Caleb Fulton, Assistant Professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Dr. Jidong Gao, Research Scientist, NSSL
  • Dr. Nathan Goodman, Associate Professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and ARRC Director of Research
  • Dr. J.J. Gourley, Research Scientist, NSSL
  • Dr. Pamela Heinselman, Research Scientist, NSSL
  • Mr. Kurt Hondl, Research Meteorologist, NSSL
  • Dr. Yang Hong, Associate Professor, School of Civil Engineering and Environmental Sciences
  • Mr. Ken Howard, Meteorologist, NSSL
  • Mr. Michael Jain, Division Chief, Radar Research & Development, NSSL
  • Dr. Hank Jenkins-Smith, Professor, Department of Political Science and Associate Director, CASR
  • Dr. Israel Jirak, Science and Operations Officer, NOAA Storm Prediction Center
  • Dr. David P. Jorgensen, Chief, Warning Research & Development, NSSL
  • Dr. Jack Kain, Chief, Forecast Research & Development, NSSL
  • Dr. Petra Klein, E.K. Gaylord Presidential Professor and Associate Professor of Meteorology
  • Dr. James F. Kimpel, Director Emeritus, NSSL, and Emeritus Professor of Meteorology
  • Dr. Kevin Kloesel, Associate Professor, OU School of Meteorology; and Director, Oklahoma Climatological Survey (OCS)
  • Dr. Steven Koch, Director, NSSL
  • Dr. Fanyou Kong, Research Scientist, CAPS
  • Dr. Daphne LaDue, Research Scientist, CAPS
  • Dr. S. Lakshmivarahan, George Lynn Cross Research Professor of Computer Science
  • Dr. Lance M. Leslie, Robert E. Lowry Chair and George Lynn Cross Research Professor of Meteorology
  • Dr. Donald R. MacGorman, Research Physicist, Convective Weather Research Group, NSSL, and Affiliate Professor of Meteorology and of Physics and Astronomy
  • Mr. Ed Mahoney, Chief, NOAA Warning Decision Training Division (WDTD)
  • Dr. Edward Mansell, Research Scientist, NSSL
  • Dr. Patrick Marsh, Techniques Development Meteorologist, SPC
  • Dr. Elinor Martin, Assistant Professor, School of Meteorology
  • Dr. Amy McGovern, Associate Professor, School of Computer Science
  • Dr. Renee McPherson, Director of Research, South Central Climate Science Center, State Climatologist and Associate Professor of Geography and Environmental Sustainability
  • Dr. Berrien Moore III, Vice President for Weather and Climate Programs, Dean, College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences, Director, National Weather Center, Chesapeake Professor of Meteorology
  • Dr. Mark L. Morrissey, Professor of Meteorology
  • Mr. Richard Murnan, Radar Meteorologist, ROC
  • Mr. John Ogren, Acting Chief Learning Officer, NOAA
  • Dr. Robert D. Palmer, Executive Director, Atmospheric Radar Research Center, Tommy Craighead Chair and Professor of Meteorology
  • Dr. David Parsons, Director, School of Meteorology, Mark and Kandi McCasland Professor
  • Dr. Robert Rabin, Research Scientist, NSSL
  • Dr. Michael B. Richman, E.K. Gaylord Presidential Professor of Meteorology
  • Mr. Lans Rothfusz, Deputy Director, NSSL
  • Dr. Jessica Ruyle, Assistant Professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Dr. Jorge Salazar-Cerreño, Assistant Professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Dr. Russell Schneider, Director, SPC
  • Dr. Mark Shafer, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability
  • Dr. Alan M. Shapiro, American Airlines Professor of Meteorology, President’s Associates Presidential Professor
  • Dr. Hjalti Sigmarsson, Assistant Professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Dr. Carol Silva, Professor, Department of Political Science and Director, Center for Risk and Crisis Management
  • Dr. Paul Spicer, Professor, Department of Anthropology
  • Dr. Jerry M. Straka, Professor of Meteorology
  • Dr. Aondover A. Tarhule, Associate Professor of Geography, and Associate Dean, College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciencies
  • Dr. David Turner, Research Scientist, ESRL
  • Dr. Xuguang Wang, Assistant Professor of Meteorology, Presidential Research Professor
  • Mr. Steven J. Weiss, Chief, Science Support Branch, SPC
  • Dr. Louis J. Wicker, Research Meteorologist, NSSL, Affiliate Associate Professor of Meteorology
  • Dr. Qin Xu, Research Meteorologist, Models and Assimilation Team, NSSL, and Affiliate Professor of Meteorology
  • Dr. Ming Xue, Director, Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms, and Professor of Meteorology
  • Dr. Mark Yeary, Professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Dr. Tian-You Yu, Professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director of Operations, ARRC
  • Dr. Guifu Zhang, Professor of Meteorology
  • Dr. Jian Zhang, Research Hydrometeorologist, NSSL
  • Dr. Yan Zhang, Associate Professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Dr. Conrad Ziegler, Research Meteorologist, Models and Assimilation Team, NSSL
  • Dr. Dusan S. Zrnic, Senior Engineer and Group Leader, Doppler Radar and Remote Sensing Research Group, NSSL, and Affiliate Professor of Meteorology and of Electrical and Computer Engineering