Sepideh Yalda, Ph.D.
Sepideh Yalda is a Professor of Meteorology and the Director of the Center for Disaster Research and Education at Millersville University. She is also the coordinator of the Masters Program in Emergency Management. Her research interests are in the areas of climate dynamics and regional climate change. Dr. Yalda has been involved with a number of research projects with a focus on science education, and the development of new tools and technologies to improve science education at all levels. She earned her Ph.D. in Meteorology from Saint Louis University in 1997. She is a member of the American Geophysical Union, American Meteorological Society, and SIGMA XI Scientific Research Society. She serves on a number of national committees including the National Environmental Education & Training Foundations Eyes on the Environment Advisory Committee, and currently serves as the chair of the advisory panel to the Cooperative Program for Operational Meteorology, Education and Training (COMET). Furthermore, she is a member or chair of a number of American Meteorological Society Boards and Committees.
Dr. Yalda teaches the EMGT 614, Natural Hazards Primer course.