Diane Ifkovic, M.S.

Diane Ifkovic, M.S.
Adjunct Faculty

Fire Science and Professional Studies
Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences
About Diane

Diane Ifkovic has been employed at the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CTDEEP) since October 1999 within the Land and Water Resources Division, Flood Management Program. As the State National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Coordinator, Ms. Ifkovic serves as the liaison between the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and municipalities to reduce flood losses and mitigate natural hazards. She conducts community outreach meetings to promote wise floodplain management and ensure compliance with the minimum federal NFIP standards. Other duties include performing local ordinance and regulation reviews for compliance with minimum federal requirements, conducting training workshops for municipal officials, publishing an electronic newsletter, assisting municipalities and regional planning agencies in preparing hazard mitigation plans, and assisting community officials and residents following a disaster declaration.

Ms. Ifkovic also participates on the state’s Long Term Recovery Task Force and on the Connecticut Interagency Hazard Mitigation Committee. She has also served on the state’s Drought Task Force. She is a member of the board of directors for the Connecticut Association of Flood Managers (CAFM). She is also an adjunct professor at the University of New 51, teaching an on-line floodplain management class for their masters in emergency management program.

From 1997 to 1999, Ms. Ifkovic worked as a program assistant at the University of Connecticut, Center for Environmental Health. From 1995 to 1997, Ms. Ifkovic was employed as an Environmental Analyst for Fuss & O’Neill Consulting Engineers in Manchester, Connecticut. From 1991 to 1995, Ms. Ifkovic was employed as a Food Scientist at the Cadbury Beverages Technical Center in Trumbull, Connecticut.

Ms. Ifkovic is a graduate of the University of New 51 with a Master of Science degree in Environmental Science. She also a graduate of Clark University with Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Biology and History.

Courses Taught
  • EMGT 6630 (Floodplain Management)