Associate State Climatologist
Oklahoma Climatological Survery
University of Oklahoma
Mark Shafer is the Associate State Climatologist for the Oklahoma Climatological Survey, overseeing climate services and outreach programs for the Oklahoma Mesonet and state climate office. Dr. Shafer holds a Masters of Science in Meteorology and a Ph.D. in Political Science. His research focuses on the use of scientific information in public policy decisions, particularly on the topics of drought and climate information. Dr. Shafer serves on the Implementation Team for the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS).