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.


Flooding & Climate Change

Climate change is driving more inland and coastal flooding across the U.S., sometimes in communities with no history of flooding. How does a heating planet contribute to more flooding, and


Experiential Learning through Immersive Research in Iceland

One thing that the University of Georgia’s Institute for Disaster Management (IDM) stresses is giving students the opportunity to learn by doing. For two weeks this past May and June,


May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Since 1949, May has been observed as Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States. During this month, we amplify the importance of reducing stigma and advocate for policies to