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Department of Geosciences

Rose McKenney

Professor of Geosciences and Environmental Studies

Rose McKenney - Associate Professor
On Sabbatical
  • Professional


  • Ph.D., Geosciences, The Pennsylvania State University, 1997
  • M.S., Geosciences, The Pennsylvania State University, 1992
  • B.S., Geology, Oregon State University, 1985

Areas of Emphasis or Expertise

  • Geomorphology
  • Environmental Studies
  • Science Education
  • Curriculum Development


  • Land Use Changes and the Physical Habitat of Streams: A Review With Emphasis on Studies Within the U.S. Geological Survey Federal-State Cooperative Program co-authored with Robert B. Jacobson and Suzanne R. Femmer, (U.S. Geological Survey, 2000) : View Book

Selected Articles

  • Ramage, J.M., Apgar, J.D., McKenney, R.A., Hanna, W.. "Spatial Variability of Snowmelt Timing from AMSR-E and SSM/I Passive Microwave Sensors, Pelly River, Yukon Territory, Canada." Hydrological Processes no. 12 Vol. 21, 2007: p. 1548-1560.
  • Apgar, J.D., Ramage, J.M., McKenney, R.A., and Maltais, P.. "AMSR-E Algorithm for Snowmelt Onset Detection in Subarctic Heterogeneous Terrain." Hydrological Processes no. 12 Vol. 21, 2007: p. 1587-1596.


  • Excellence in Teaching Award Minot State University (2002)
  • Penn State Earth System Science Fellowship (1993)
  • Pennsylvania Mining and Mineral Resources Research Fellowship (1990-1991)
  • Beyond War Award collectively awarded to Peace Corps Volunteers (1987)

Professional Memberships/Organizations