Ph.D. in Geography, 2016, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

G.I.A. Certificate of Graduate Study in GIS, 2013, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

M.S. in Geography (Meteorology/Climatology/GIS Specialization), 2012, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

B.S. in Geography, 2006, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN



Geography Program Director (Villanova University) - (2020-current)

Assistant Professor (Villanova University) - (2016-current)
Instructor (NIU) - (2012-2014; 2015-2016)
Research Assistant (NIU) - Great Journeys Assistantship (2014-2015)

Graduate Assistant (NIU) - Summer Research Opportunities Program for Undergraduates (2012-2013)

Graduate Teaching Assistant (NIU) - Research and Artistry (2010-2012)



GEV 1003 (Villanova) - Geography of Earth's Environment (Fall 2021; Spring 2022)

GEV 1004 (Villanova) - Climate Change (Fall 2021; Spring 2022)

GEV 1750 (Villanova) - Geo-Techniques

GEV 3502 (Villanova) - Earth's Weather Systems

GEV 3550 (Villanova) - Natural Hazards (Spring 2022)

GEV 3590 (Villanova) - Senior Research Seminar

GEV 4320 (Villanova) - Atmospheric Science

GEV 4700 (Villanova) - Geographic Information Systems

GEV 6001/7000 (Villanova) - Colloquium/Grad. Research Seminar
GEV 8300 (Villanova) - Communicating Science

GEV 8300 (Villanova) - sUAS/Drones (Fall 2021)

GEOG 102 (NIU) - Physical Geography Lab

GEOG 105 (NIU) - Introduction to the Atmosphere 

GEOG 106 (NIU) - Introduction to the Atmosphere Lab

GEOG 460 (NIU) - Remote Sensing (Lab)

MET 421/521 (NIU) - Advanced Synoptic Meteorology (Lab)

MET 444/544 (NIU) - Mesoscale Meteorology (Lab)

MET 475 (NIU) - Practicum in Weather Analysis and Forecasting


PUBLICATIONS: (Google ScholarResearch Gate)


Homet, K., P. Kremer, V. Smith, R. Ampomah, and S. M. Strader, (In Review): Mapping Predicted Areas of Common Maintenance Impacts to Green Stormwater Infrastructure in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment.

S. M. Strader, A. Haberlie, and A. Loitz, 2021: Assessment of NWS County Warning Area Tornado Risk, Exposure, and Vulnerability. Weather, Climate, and Society. 12(2), 189-209. [PDF]


S. M. Strader, D. Roueche, and B. David, 2020: Unpacking Tornado Disasters: Illustrating the Southeast U.S. Tornado-Mobile and Manufactured Housing Problem Using the March 3, 2019 Beauregard-Smith Station, Alabama Tornado Event. Natural Hazards Review. 22(1), 04020060-1-04020060-15. [PDF] Figure Erratum [PDF]

Childs, S., R. Schumacher, and S. M. Strader, 2020: Projecting End-of-Century Human Exposure from Tornadoes and Severe Hailstorms in Eastern Colorado: Meteorological and Population Perspectives. Weather, Climate, and Society. 12(3), 575-595. [PDF]; Nature Climate Change Research Highlight [Here]

Ash, K., M. Egnoto, S. M. Strader, W. Ashley, D. Roueche, K. Klockow-McClain, D. Caplen, and M. Dickerson, 2020: Structural Forces: Perception and Vulnerability Factors for Tornado Sheltering Within Mobile and Manufactured Housing in Alabama and Mississippi, USA. Weather, Climate, and Society. 6(12), 453-472. [PDF]; Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, Paper of Note. [Here]

Strader, S. M., J. Rennie, and B. DePodwin, 2019: The AMS Board for Early Career Professionals: Past, Present, and Future Perspectives. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 45 Beacon. 100(9), 1820-1822. [PDF]

Strader, S. M.K. Ash, E. Wagner, and C. Sherrod, 2019: Mobile home resident evacuation vulnerability and emergency medical service access during tornado events in the southeast United States. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 38, 101-210. [PDF]

Strader, S. M., and W. Ashley, 2018: Fine-scale assessment of mobile home tornado vulnerability in the Central and Southeast U.S. Weather, Climate, and Society. 10(4), 797-812. [PDFBulletin of the American Meteorological Society, Paper of Note. [Here]

Strader, S. M., W. Ashley, T. Pingel, and A. Krmenec, 2018: How land use alters the tornado disaster landscape. Applied Geography. 94, 18-29. [PDF]

Strader, S. M., 2018: Spatiotemporal Changes in conterminous U.S. wildfire risk and societal exposure from 1940 to 2010. Natural Hazards. 92(1), 543-565. [PDF]

Strader, S. M., W. Ashley, T. Pingel, and A. Krmenec, 2017: Projected 21st century changes in tornado exposure, risk, and disaster potential. Climatic Change. 141(2), 301-313. [PDF]

Strader, S. M., W. Ashley, T. Pingel, and A. Krmenec, 2017: Observed and projected changes in United States Tornado Exposure. Weather, Climate, and Society. 9, 109-123. [PDF]

Strader, S. M., T. Pingel, and W. Ashley, 2016: A Monte Carlo model for estimating tornado impacts. Meteorological Applications. 23(2), 269-289. [PDF]

Ashley, W. S., and S. M. Strader, 2016: Recipe for disaster: How the dynamic ingredients of risk and exposure are changing the tornado disaster landscape.  Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 97, 767-786. [PDF]

Strader, S. M., and W. S. Ashley, 2015: The expanding bull's eye effect. Weatherwise. 68, 23-29. [PDF]

Strader, S. M., W. Ashley, and J. Walker, 2015: Changes in volcanic hazard exposure in the Northwest USA from 1940 to 2100. Natural Hazards. 77, 1365-1392. [PDF]

Strader, S. M., W. Ashley, A. Irizarry, and S. Hall, 2014: A climatology of tornado intensity assessments. Meteorological Applications. 22, 513-524. [PDF]

Ashley, W., S. M. Strader, D. Dziubla, and A. Haberlie, 2014: Driving blind: Weather-related vision hazards and fatal motor vehicle crashes. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 96, 755-778. [PDF]

Ashley, W., S. M. Strader, T. Rosencrants, and A. J. Krmenec, 2014: Is the Expanding Bull's Eye Effect leading to greater and more frequent weather disasters? Paper of Note. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 95(4), 510-511. [PDF]

Strader, S. M., and W. Ashley, 2014: Cloud-to-ground lightning signatures of long-lived tornadic supercells on 27-28 April 2011. Physical Geography. 35, 273-296. [PDF]

Ashley, W., S. M. Strader, T. Rosencrants, and A. Krmenec, 2014: Spatiotemporal changes in tornado hazard exposure: The case of the expanding bull's eye effect in Chicago, IL. Weather, Climate, and Society. 6, 175-193. [PDF]



"StEER: Hurricane Ida Joint Preliminary Virtual Reconnaissance Report-Early Access Reconnaissance Report (PVRR-EARR)". DesignSafe-CI. https://doi.org10.17603/ds2-w6km-fe51


"Event Briefing", in StEER - Hurricane Delta. DesignSafe-CI.

"Event Briefing", in StEER - Hurricane Sally. DesignSafe-CI.

"Hybrid Preliminary Virtual Reconnaissance Report-Early Access Reconnaissance Report (PVRR-EARR)", in StEER - Hurricane Laura. DesignSafe-CI.


OTHER SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (Preprints/Books/Invited-OpEds/Other):

Strader, S. M., 2019: Over the Last Decade, the Climate Emergency Became Front-page News, Salon Op-Ed.


Strader, S. M., 2019: How We Create Our Own Hurricane Catastrophes, New York Times invited Op-Ed.

Strader, S. M., 2018, This Map Shows How The Carolinas Became More Vulnerable to Hurricanes, New York Times invited Op-Ed,

Strader, S. M., 2013: The Constitution for the Geography Graduate Committee of Northern Illinois University. Northern Illinois University, Department of Geography. 5 pp. 

Strader, S. M., 2013: Geography 106: Introduction to Atmospheric Sciences Lab Manual. Northern Illinois University Bookstore. 115 pp.

Strader, S. M. and W. S. Ashley, 2012: Lightning Signatures of Long-lived Tornadic Supercells in the Southeastern U.S. on 27-28 April 2011. Preprints 26th Conf. on Severe Local Storms, Nashville, TN. American Meteorological Society. 17 pp.

Strader, S. M., 2012: Lifecycles of long-lived tornadic supercells: Historic April 27, 2011 tornado outbreak. CaGIS map competition. [Map]



Strader, S. M. (Principal), J. Henderson (Co-Principal), A. Haberlie (Co-Principal), W. Ashley (Co-Principal), and M. Egnoto (Consultant). "Faster, Clearer, Stronger Communication and Action: Building IWT and Vulnerable Resident Connections to Improve Severe Weather Literacy and Outcomes" , Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Weather-Ready Nation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Federal, Awarded August 2021.

First, J., K. Ellis, and S. M. Strader (Co-Principal). "Tornado and flash flood (TORFF) warnings: Examining Climatology, Vulnerability, and Protective Decision-making During Dual Hazards with Opposing Safety Protocols", Natural Hazards Center (NHC), Special Call for Proposals: Weather-Ready Research, Awarded March 2021.

Ash, K. (Principal), S. Strader (Co-Principal), and M. Egnoto (Consultant). "Tornado Sheltering Perceptions and Behavior During the COVID-19 Pandemic" , National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Federal, Awarded March 2020.

Strader, S. M. (Principal), Ashley, W. S. (Co-Principal), Klockow-McClain, K. (Co-Principal). “Tornadoes and Mobile Homes: An Inter-science Approach to Reducing Vulnerabilities and Improving Capacities for the Southeast’s Most Susceptible Population”, The Verification of the Origins of Rotation Experiment in the Southeast U.S. (VORTEX-SE), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Federal, Awarded July 2017.