Center For Disaster Research & Education

About the Center

The Center for Disaster Research and Education (CDRE) takes great pride in its association with a number of educational and research projects across the nation. The CDRE has been involved in a variety of community-based research projects including the development of disaster plans, state hazard mitigation planning, business community branding and education. 

The Center's faculty and students conduct research on various issues related to disasters, mitigation and planning. The CDRE has been involved in research funded through the National Science Foundation, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and in collaboration with other academic research centers. 

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Dr. Duane Hagelgans has been chosen to be the Chair of the Training and Education Committee for the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM). IAEM Board President Teri Smith chose Dr. Hagelgans for this important position with the organization. The IAEM is comprised of over 3000 members from around the world.  The Training and Education Committee is tasked with oversee all training and educational opportunities for the membership, including everything from coordination with all of the National Training Institutions to partnering with the Higher Education community. 

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