James H. Ruppert, Jr., Ph.D. (he/him/his)
Assistant Professor in the School of Meteorology
Head, Convective Storm Dynamics Lab

Email: jruppert@ou.edu
Snail mail: 120 David L. Boren Blvd, Suite 5900, Norman, OK 73072

Bio: I am an Assistant Professor in OU’s School of Meteorology. I joined the SoM in 2021. I received my B.S. in 2009 from the University at Albany and my M.S. (2012) and Ph.D. (2015) from Colorado State University. I then conducted postdoctoral studies at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg, Germany, funded by fellowships from the US National Science Foundation and German Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Following my postdoc, I held a position as Assistant Research Professor in Penn State’s ADAPT Center (Advanced Data Assimilation and Predictability Techniques).

I have always been fascinated by the links between large-scale circulation, convection, and climate, and the ways we can understand these links through a range of study lenses—from applied to theoretical, from case study to numerical experiment. My research often focuses on the dynamics of moist convection, tropical cyclones (hurricanes), monsoons, the Madden–Julian Oscillation, gravity waves, and the diurnal cycle.