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Keith McKain

   MERLOT Contributor  MERLOT Author
Retired Earth Science Teacher
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Primary Discipline: Science and Technology / Geoscience
Member Type: Faculty
Last Login: Feb 12, 2009
Member Since: Feb 12, 2009

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Miford School District (Education, High School, DE, United States) - Primary Affiliation
Caroline County Schools (Education, High School, MD, United States)
Educational Consultant (Other, Other, DE, United States)

Skills and Interests

Education/General (Advanced)
Editor - EarthCOMM for AGI - Dynamic Earth Module
Education/General (Advanced)
Editor - Modern Earth Science - several chapters in last two editions.

Education History

BS in Secondary Education Geography & Earth Science (01/1969)
Millersville University
MA IN Earth Science Education Geology (05/1974)
Franklin & Marshall College


Teacher - Earth Science (09/2001 - 04/2008) Caroline County Pubic Schools, MD
Educational Consultant (01/1992 - 06/2001) State of Delaware - Dept. of Public Instruction
Teacher - Earth Science (01/1969 - 06/2001) Milford Senior High School
Adjunct Professor (01/1989 - 06/2001) University of Delaware
Adjunct Professor (06/1986 - 06/1989) Delaware State University
Adjunct Professor (09/1980 - 05/1986) Wesley College


McKain, Keith A. (March 1979). Shorter Courses Attract More Kids. in The Science Teacher (Vol. 46, No. 3, P. 35.).
McKain, Keith A,, C M Fernandez, and R Taylan. (1998). The Ozone Problems: Stratospheric and Tropospheric. in NASA Earth Science Enterprise (1998).
McKain, Keith A. (1992). How To Get The Latest Earthquake Data. in BULLETIN - National Association of Geology Teachers - EASTERN SECTION (Vol.42, No.3, P. 8-9.).
McKain, Keith A. (1989). The Surtshellir - Stefanshellir Lava Tube System of West - Central Iceland. in Speleo Digest (1989, P. 278-281.).


Various - President, Councilor 09/1973 - Current
NAGTNews - Editor 05/2002 - Current
Delaware Teachers of Science
Life Member 09/1970 - Current
State Contact Person 09/1984 - Current
Member 09/1971 - 12/2008
Geologic Society of America
Member 01/1998 - 12/2008

Honors and Awards

Excellence in Teaching Award - Continuing Education - University of Delaware (05/1999)
Christa McAuliffe Fellowship (04/1995)
Air Force Association Award for Excellence in Secondary Education (04/1995)
Outstanding Earth Science Teacher - EASTERN SECTION (05/1994)
Eight state regional winner.
Outstanding Earth Science Teacher - Delaware (05/1978)
Winner in 1978, 1981, 1984 and 1994