Center for Disaster Research & Education

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. 

CDRE Mission Statement

Provide Multi-Disciplined Education, Research, & Internship Opportunities

  • current students interested in the field of environmental hazards and emergency/disaster management

Contribute to the Education of the Next Generation

  • disaster researchers, emergency managers, and knowledgeable community members

Conduct Research

  • behavioral and organizational response to disasters and terrorism, including the media
  • risk and hazards assessment

Disseminate Research Findings

  • previous & new research literature, in a language and format that is useful to the general public, mass media personnel, and emergency management personnel-as well as researchers

Contribute to the Communities within the Region and Nation

  • pursuant to developing disaster resilient communities (FEMA)

Plan. Prepare. Be a Hero.

Contact Information

Luzerne Building
8 High School Avenue
Millersville, PA 17551

Office Hours
Monday         9AM to 5PM
Tuesday        9AM to 5PM
Wednesday    9AM to 5PM
Thursday       9AM to 5PM
Friday           9AM to 4PM

Closed during University observed holidays

Contact Numbers
Tel: (717) 871-7549
Fax: (717) 871-2429

Contact Email