Diana Dickey on a hiking trip

Diana Dickey





Dr. Dickey earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Anthropology in 2003 (summa cum laude) from Indiana State University and was offered a graduate teaching assistantship  in the Department of Geography, Geology and Anthropology to pursue her studies.  She earned an M.A. in 2006 and a Ph.D. in 2011; both graduate degrees in Physical Geography with a specialization in Synoptic Climatology. Dr. Dickey’s graduate research included conducting a statistical analysis of the relationship between the frequency, intensity and track of Rocky Mountain Lee Cyclones (aka Midlatitude Cyclones) and episodes of various global atmospheric teleconnection events, El Niňo/Southern Oscillation (ENSO), North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO), Arctic Oscillation (AO) and Pacific North American (PNA).

Research interests also include abrupt climate change, climate/environmental change and its impact on prehistoric cultures, interglacial to glacial transition climatology, and the role of atmospheric teleconnections on paleo climate change events.