Training the Next Generation of Leaders

IDM serves to educate and prepare the next generation of disaster managers. We are committed to furthering the field of disaster management via research, knowledge, and training across the State of Georgia, the United States, and the globe.

Our disaster management programs are comprised of undergraduate and graduate students seeking to gain degrees, practical application skills, and a deeper understanding of the field. One of the strengths of our program is the diversity of our students’ and educators’ backgrounds that varies the perspectives of topics discussed in class.

IDM prepares students via experiential, hands-on learning techniques that develop critical thinking skills necessary to serve as professionals in the field. Our classes also provide students with discipline-specific certifications via professional organizations to further prepare them to enter the workforce. More information on each of our programs and about how to get involved at IDM is below.


EMAG 2022 Conference Recap

Our team attended the 2022 Emergency Management Summit and Training Sessions hosted by the Emergency Management Association of Georgia. The conference was from April 13 to April 15 in Savannah


Student Spotlight: Hope Grismer

CURO Research Assistantship awarded to IDM Undergraduate  Hope Grismer is an Institute for Disaster Management (IDM) student who is passionate about looking at the complex effects that geographical and sociodemographic


Leveraging social media during a disaster

New framework can help local emergency managers get the word out During a disaster, many people turn to social media seeking information. But communicating during disasters is challenging, especially using an