Sepideh Yalda, Ph.D.

Professor

Sepideh Yalda, Ph.D.

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 CDRE Director, she is involved in local, regional, national, and International 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 (EMI) Higher Education 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 current research interests are in the areas of disaster preparedness, planning, and community education. Dr. Yalda has been the recipient of a number of research projects with a focus on information technology, science education, and the development of new tools and technologies to improve science education at all levels.  She is currently working on funded projects from the American Red Cross focused on the North American Humanitarian Response Initiative (NAHRI) and others funded by the Pennsylvania State Emergency Management Agency. 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.   Dr. Yalda is an official consultant for the United Nations and in this capacity has delivered workshops for projects such as the Education for Justice Initiative in Kenya and Singapore. 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.

 

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