Department of Earth Sciences

Sepideh Yalda, Ph.D.

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Sepideh Yalda

Professor of Meteorology

Director, Center for Disaster Research and Education

Coordinator, Master of Science in Emergency Management

CONTACT:

Phone: 717-871-7433 & 717-871-7549 (CDRE)

Office: 405 Caputo & Luzerne House (CDRE)

E-mail: Sepi.Yalda@millersville.edu

 

BACKGROUND:

  • Ph.D. in Meteorology from Saint Louis University (1997)

COURSES TAUGHT:

ESCI 109 - The Atmosphere with Lab
UNIV 103- Exploring the Earth Sciences (Freshman Year Seminar)
ESCI 245 - Environmental Meteorology
ESCI 347 - Satellite Meteorology
ESCI 350 - History of Meteorology
ESCI 449 - Radar Meteorology
ESCI 443- Climate Dynamics
EMGT 614-Natural Hazards Primer (graduate course for the Master of Science in Emergency Management Program)

BIOGRAPHY:

Dr. Sepi Yalda is a Professor of Meteorology, the Director of the Millersville University’s Center for Disaster Research and Education (CDRE), and serves as the Coordinator for the Master of Science in Emergency Management (MSEM) program. Additionally, she serves as the program director for the undergraduate degree in Multidisciplinary Studies with a focus on Environmental Hazards and Emergency Management (MDST), and the Minor in Environmental Hazards and Emergency Management (EHEM). In her role as the CDRE Director, she is involved in local, regional, and national efforts related to disaster education, mitigation, planning, and response. Dr. Yalda has served and/or currently serves on a number of boards and review committees for a number professional organizations including the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, American Meteorological Society, and the Natural Hazard Mitigation Association. She also serves as an invited member on a number of committees including the FEMA Emergency Management Institute’s Emergency Management Higher Education Accreditation Focus Group, and International Association of Emergency Managers Climate Change, Water, and Weather Committee, and a number of National Science Foundation review panels among others. Her research interests are in the areas of climate dynamics and regional climate change, and information technology. Dr. Yalda has also been involved with a number of research projects funded by the National Science Foundation with a focus on information technology and the development of new and alternative tools and technologies to improve student learning. Additionally, she has served and currently serves on a number of committees with a focus on training and education including the National Environmental Education & Training Foundations Eyes on the Environment Advisory Committee and the Cooperative Program for Operational Meteorology, Education and Training (COMET) among others. She earned her Ph.D. in Meteorology from Saint Louis University in 1997. She is a member of the International Association of Emergency Managers, American Geophysical Union, and the American Meteorological Society.