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Dr. Diana Dickey

Adjunct Instructor - Distance Learning

Dr. Diana Dickey


Geoscience, Agriculture, & Horticulture




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.

When I'm Not Teaching

When she isn’t teaching, Dr. Dickey enjoys gardening, building rustic furniture and raising Katahdin/Dorper sheep on her farm in rural Indiana.