Daniele McKay

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  • Title: Senior Instructor
  • Phone: 541-346-5987
  • Interests: Volcanology


Dr. Daniele McKay is a Senior Instructor in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Oregon. She lives in Bend, Oregon and teaches online geology courses throughout the academic year, and field courses in central Oregon during the summer. Her research background is in physical volcanology with a focus on recent mafic eruptions in the central Oregon Cascades. She is also interested in how societies prepare for and respond to natural disasters, especially volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. She has worked with Deschutes County, the Oregon Office of Emergency Management, Oregon Partnership for Disaster Resilience, and the Red Cross on natural hazard preparedness and mitigation in central Oregon.


Courses Taught:

ERTH 202: Earth's Surface and Environment

ERTH 306: Volcanoes and Earthquakes

ERTH 310: Earth Resources and the Environment

ERTH 319: Cascade Volcanoes Field Studies

ERTH 353: Geologic Hazards

Continuing Education Courses in Central Oregon