The University of Mississippi
Department of Physics and Astronomy

Dr. Maribeth Stolzenburg

[Photo of Dr. Stolzenburg]

Office: 124 Lewis Hall
Phone: (662) 915-5252

Degrees Earned

  • Ph.D., 1996, University of Oklahoma.
  • M.S., 1993, University of Oklahoma.
  • B.S., 1989, State University of New York at Albany.


  • Research Associate, 1988-1990, SUNY-Albany National Lightning Detection Network.
  • Post-doctoral Research Associate, 1996-2000, University of Mississippi.
  • Research Assistant Professor, 2000-2009, University of Mississippi.
  • Associate Director of Research, 2004 - present, University of Mississippi.
  • Research Associate Professor, 2009-present, University of Mississippi.


  • American Geophysical Union.
  • American Meteorological Society.
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Chapter of Mississippi (charter member).
  • Corresponding Editor, Eos Transactions of the AGU.

Research Interests

Atmospheric electricity and mesoscale meteorology

  • electrical and dynamical structure of thunderstorms
  • physics and phenomenology of lightning
  • global electric circuit

Visit the pages of the Atmospheric Physics research group.