Sepideh Yalda, Ph.D.


Sepideh Yalda, Ph.D.

Office Hours

M: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (CDRE-Lancaster House)
T: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Caputo 405)
W: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (CDRE-Lancaster House)
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Elected Fellow of the American Meteorological Society in 2021

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  • Ph.D. in Meteorology from Saint Louis University (1997)


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)


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 Coordinator for the Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management, 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 has served 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, and Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency 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 and the American Meteorological Society. 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 grants with a focus on information technology, science education, and the development of new tools and technologies to improve science education at all levels.  She has worked on funded projects and contracts including collaborative efforts with the American Red Cross focused on the North American Humanitarian Response Initiative (NAHRI), National Transit Agency and a number of county and state initiatives. 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 UNODC Education for Justice Initiative in Kenya and Singapore. As an extension of this project, she is currently working with Wilfrid-Laurier University on the development of courses based on the UNODC Education for Justice modules for an undergraduate certificate in Global Crime and Justice. 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 is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society.


Sepideh Yalda

Professor of Meteorology

Director, Center for Disaster Research and Education

Coordinator, Master of Science in Emergency Management


Phone: 717-871-7433 & 717-871-7550 (CDRE)

Office: 405 Caputo & Lancaster House (CDRE)