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. 

Upcoming Events


The Center for Disaster Research and Education will be hosting a booth (#311) at the 2019 IAEM

Conference and EMEX in Savannah, GA.on November 18-20.  



Recent Events


IAEM Region 3 Meeting: The annual IAEM Region 3 symposium took place in conjunction with Preparedness Day on September 24th. Speakers from LEMA, EMI, U.S Coast guard, and more showed up and gave talks about important issues in emergency management and the future of the profession. The EM program at Millersville was also highlighted by GA's Amber Liggett and Alex Gomez.


Link to the Program

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