Daphne S. LaDue


I am a Research Scientist with OU’s Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms. My career has taken quite a shift in the last 10 years, building upon my return to school in 2003. I completed my doctorate in the Adult & Higher Education program of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Oklahoma in October 2011.

With this came a return to research, now focusing on areas of professional learning and REU-related issues. My latest projects include how meteorologists learn to forecast the weather (my dissertation), and how they use weather radar to make warning decisions.

I have also been the Principle Investigator & Director of the Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program at the National Weather Center in Norman, Oklahoma, since 2001. The first of my three REU grants was extended by a 2-Year Extension for Special Creativity. During the extension and after, I have engaged in small research projects related to the REU.

A bonus project: I became a Lecturer of Meteorology to teach a general education section of Severe & Unusual Weather for OU’s School of Meteorology. A fun opportunity to apply all I have learned about learning!

About Me

I now consider my center to be more in the social sciences than in meteorology as I apply social science research methods and disciplinary thinking to the practice of meteorology.

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