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Krannert Executive Forum - Kim Klockow-McClain

Kim Klockow-McClain

Kim Klockow-McClain

Research Scientist
Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies

Dr. Kim Klockow-McClain is a research scientist at the University of Oklahoma Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (CIMMS) and the NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL). Her research involves behavioral science focused on weather and climate risk, especially informed decision-making to support warning response, and issues in the communication of forecast uncertainty.

In addition to research pursuits, Kim is the team lead for the new Behavioral Insights Unit at CIMMS/NSSL. She serves as adjunct faculty for the OU Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability and affiliate faculty for the OU Psychology Department.

Kim previously worked at NOAA headquarters outside Washington, DC as a policy advisor for social science integration. She was the 2013-2014 AMS/UCAR Congressional Science Fellow, and worked in the office of Senator Jeff Merkley on issues such as natural hazards policy and finance, environmental policy, and natural resource management. Prior to her fellowship year, Kim earned her Doctorate in Hazards Geography and Masters of Professional Meteorology from the University of Oklahoma, and Bachelors degrees in Economics and Meteorology from Purdue University.