University Director and Associate Professor
South Central Climate Adaptation Science Center
University of Oklahoma
Dr. Renee A. McPherson is Associate Professor of Geography and Environmental Sustainability at the University of Oklahoma (OU) and University Director of the South Central Climate Adaptation Science Center (formerly South Central Climate Science Center). She also is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Meteorology at OU. Dr. McPherson holds a B.S. in Mathematics and a B.S, M.S., and Ph.D. in Meteorology. Her research includes the societal and ecological impacts of climate variability and change, regional and applied climatology, mesoscale meteorology, severe local storms, land-air-vegetation interactions, surface observing systems, and applied meteorology. She teaches classes in climatology and physical geography, advises graduate students in their research and education, and mentors undergraduate students who are interested in research opportunities. Formerly, she was State Climatologist of Oklahoma and Acting Director of the Oklahoma Climatological Survey.