Faculty Profile

Sepideh Yalda, Ph.D.

Sepideh Yalda, Ph.D.


Phone: 717-871-7433

Additional Information

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. She 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 among others. Dr. Yalda has served and/or currently serves on a number of boards and committees for other professional organizations including the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, American Meteorological Society, and the Natural Hazard Mitigation Association. 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. 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. 

Dr. Yalda teaches:

EMGT 614: Natural Hazards Primer