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CIWRO Administration Structure

Director

Greg McFarquhar

Associate Director

Randy Peppler

Executive Director, Finance and Operations

Tracy Reinke

Assistant Director, NOAA Relations

Heather Reeves

Assistant Director, Radar Research and Development

Sebastian Torres

Account & Budget Representative

Jamie Foucher

Staff Assistant

Mandi Campbell

Staff Assistant

Tanya Riley

Executive Board

The Executive Board meets regularly to provide advice and recommendations to the Director of CIWRO regarding appointments, procedures, and policies and to periodically review the accomplishments and progress of the technical and scientific programs and projects of CIWRO.

The board is made up of representatives from both the University of Oklahoma (OU; meteorology and other disciplines) and the NOAA units located in Norman, Oklahoma. It should also be noted that the Executive Board's advice is not binding on the Director.

The Executive Board Positions are as Follows:

Current Executive Board Members

Dr. Greg McFarquhar: Director, CIWRO, Chair of the Executive Board

Dr. Robert Palmer: Associate Vice President for Research, Director, ARRC, Tommy C. Craighead Chair, School of Meteorology (Provost-designated)

Dr. Carol Silva: Professor, Political Science and Director, Center for Risk and Crisis Management (Provost- designated)

Dr. Renee McPherson: Associate Professor, Geography and Environmental Sustainability and Director, South Central Climate Science Center (Provost-designated)

Mr. Kurt Hondl: Deputy Director, NSSL (OAR-designated)

Dr. Pamela Heinselman: Division Chief, Forecast Research and Development Division, NSSL (OAR-designated)

Dr. Patrick Marsh: Chief, Science Support Branch, SPC (NWS-Designate)

Mr. Richard Murnan: Radar Operations Center Applications Branch (NWS-Designate)

Dr. Ming Xue: Director, CAPS, Professor and Weathernews Chair, OU (Elected from CIWRO Council of Fellows)

Dr. Boonleng Cheong: Research Scientist, ARRC, OU (Elected from CIWRO Council of Fellows)

Dr. Jens Redemann: McCasland Chair Professor of Meteorology and Director, School of Meteorology, OU (ex-officio)

Mr. Ed Mahoney: Director, WDTD (ex-officio)

Mr. Terry Clark: Director, ROC (ex-officio)

Mr. David Andra: Meteorologist-in-Charge, Norman WFO (ex-officio)

Dr. Jack Kain: Director, NSSL (ex officio)

Dr. Russ Schneider: Director, SPC (ex officio)

Mr. John Ogren: Chief Learning Officer, NWS (ex officio)

Dr. Berrien Moore: Dean, College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences (ex officio)

Council of Fellows

The Council of Fellows is composed of a cross-section of local and national scientists who have expertise relevant to the research themes of CIWRO and are actively involved in the programs and projects of CIWRO. The Council will review and suggest modifications of bylaws, participate in reviews of CIWRO activities, and elect two of their members to serve on the Executive Board.

More specifically, the council is comprised of a cross-section of University of Oklahoma (OU) faculty, federal scientists in the NOAA units that collaborate with CIWRO, and national scientists who have expertise relevant to the research themes of CIWRO. Fellows are actively involved in the programs and projects of CIWRO. Appointment to the Council, by the CIWRO 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 CIWRO Executive Board. The Council will participate in reviews of CIWRO activities and elect two of their number to serve on the CIWRO Executive Board, and additionally, the Council's advice is not viewed as binding on the CIWRO Director relative to any recommendations that might be carried forward to the Executive Board.

Current Council of Fellows Members

David Andra: Meteorologist in Charge, NWS WFO Norman

Dr. Jeffrey B. Basara: Director of Research, Oklahoma Climatological Survey (OCS) and Associate Professor of Meteorology

Kodi Berry: FACETs Program Lead, NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL)

Dr. Michael I. Biggerstaff: Professor of Meteorology

Dr. Howard B. Bluestein: George Lynn Cross Research Professor of Meteorology

David Bodine: Research Scientist, ARRC

Dr. Keith Brewster: Senior Research Scientist and Director of Operations, Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms (CAPS)

Dr. Harold E. Brooks: Research Meteorologist and Team Leader, Mesoscale Applications Group, NSSL

Kristin Calhoun: Research Scientist, NSSL

Dr. Frederick H. Carr: Professor Emeritus of Meteorology

Dr. Boon Leng Cheong: Research Scientist, Advanced Radar Research Center (ARRC)

Dr. Phillip Chilson: Professor of Meteorology

Dr. Adam Clark: Research Meteorologist, NSSL

Race Clark: Meteorologist, NSSL

Mr. Terrance Clark: Director, NOAA Radar Operations Center (ROC)

Dr. Michael Coniglio: Research Scientist, NSSL

Dr. Chris Fiebrich: Associate Director, OCS

Dr. Jack Friedman: Research Scientist, Center for Applied Social Research (CASR)

Dr. Caleb Fulton: Associate Professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dr. Jidong Gao: Research Scientist, NSSL

Alan Gerard: Warning Research and Development Division, NSSL

Scott Greene: Associate Chair and Professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability

Dr. J.J. Gourley: Research Scientist, NSSL

Dr. Pamela Heinselman: Division Chief, Forecast Research & Development Division, NSSL

Mr. Kurt Hondl: Deputy Director, NSSL

Dr. Yang Hong: Professor, School of Civil Engineering and Environmental Sciences

Mr. Ken Howard: Meteorologist, NSSL

Xiaoming Hu: Senior Research Scientist, CAPS

Mr. Michael Jain: Division Chief, Radar Research & Development, NSSL

Dr. Hank Jenkins-Smith: Professor, Department of Political Science and co-Director, Center for Risk and Crisis Management (CRCM)

Dr. Israel Jirak: Science and Operations Officer, NOAA Storm Prediction Center

Dr. Jack Kain: Director, NSSL

Pierre Kirstetter: Associate Professor, Civil Engineering and Environmental Sciences

Dr. Petra Klein: Executive Associate Dean, College of Atmospheric & Geographic Sciences, E.K. Gaylord Presidential Professor and Associate Professor of Meteorology

Dr. Kevin Kloesel: Director, OCS and Associate Professor, OU School of Meteorology

Dr. Fanyou Kong: Senior Research Scientist, CAPS

Dr. Daphne LaDue: Senior Research Scientist, CAPS

Chengsi Liu: Senior Research Scientist, CAPS

Dr. Donald R. MacGorman: Retired Research Physicist, Convective Weather Research Group, NSSL

Mr. Ed Mahoney: Chief, NOAA Warning Decision Training Division (WDTD)

Dr. Edward Mansell: Research Scientist, NSSL

Dr. Patrick Marsh: Science Support Branch, SPC

Dr. Amy McGovern: 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: Dean, College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences, Director, National Weather Center, Chesapeake Professor of Meteorology

Mr. Richard Murnan: Radar Meteorologist, ROC

Mr. John Ogren: NOAA Chief Learning Officer

Dr. Robert D. Palmer: Associate Vice President for Research & Partnerships, Executive Director, Advanced Radar Research Center, Tommy Craighead Chair and Professor of Meteorology

Dr. David Parsons: Presidents’ Associates Presidential Professor

Corey Potvin: Research Meteorologist, NSSL

Jens Redemann: Director and Mark and Kandi McCasland Professor, School of Meteorology

Anthony Reinhart: Research Meteorologist, NSSL

Joseph Ripberger: Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and CRCM

Naoko Sakaeda: Assistant Professor, SoM

Dr. Jorge Salazar-Cerreño: Assistant Professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dr. Russell Schneider: Director, SPC

Dr. Mark Shafer: Research Scientist, OCS and Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability

Dr. Alan M. Shapiro: Professor Emeritus

Dr. Hjalti Sigmarsson: Associate Professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dr. Carol Silva: Professor, Department of Political Science, co-Director, CRCM and Director for the Center for Faculty Excellence

Elizabeth Smith: Research Meteorologist, NSSL

Nathan Snook: Senior Research Scientist and Associate Director of Research, CAPS

Jeff Snyder: Meteorologist, NSSL

Dr. David Turner: Research Scientist, ESRL

Dr. Xuguang Wang: Robert Lowry Chair Professor, Presidential Research Professor, Meteorology

Danny Wasielewski: Radar Engineer, NSSL

Sean Waugh: Instrumentation Meteorologist, NSSL

Dr. Louis J. Wicker: Research Meteorologist, NSSL

Dr. Qin Xu: Research Meteorologist, Models and Assimilation Team, NSSL

Dr. Ming Xue: Director, Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms, and Weathernews and George Lynn Cross Research 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: 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, NSSLSenior Engineer and Group Leader, Doppler Radar and Remote Sensing Research Group, NSSL