DRC-Disaster Research Center

Marcia Cavanaugh Nickle


Contact Info 

Name:Marcia Cavanaugh Nickle
Current Title: Emergency Preparedness Coordinator (University of Delaware)
Office Phone: 302-831-0383
Fax: 302-831-6871
E-mail: mnickle@udel.edu
Last Updated: 6/8/09


Brief BIO

As a seven year Emergency Preparedness Planner for New Castle County, I responded to many emergencies in the State of Delaware including the President’s Day blizzard (February 2003), Flooding from Tropical Storm Henri (09/15/2003), Hurricane Isabel (09/18/2003) and a tornado from remnants of Hurricane Jeanne (09/28/2004).  Delaware was also integral in the housing of over 500 displaced New Orleans residents in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.  Working for the American Red Cross brought me into direct care for individuals impacted by disaster, such as house fires and flooding; nothing was more rewarding.  Now that I am back at UD, I have the challenge of preparing a multi-campus University for emergencies ranging from natural disasters to biological outbreaks, which we faced in April 2009 with the first collegiate H1N1 outbreak in the country.


About This Alum’s Time at DRC

Years of Tenure(s): 1998-2000
Title and/or Position(s): Research Assistant  
Projects worked on while at DRC: Review of Pilot Program for Project Impact
Other memories: Working in the transcribing room in the basement of 77 East Main Street              


Since Leaving DRC

Agencies/Institutions worked for: New Castle County Office of Emergency Management (Delaware), American Red Cross of the Delmarva Peninsula, University of Delaware                      


Other Information this Alum would like to share:

Married to Matthew Nickle in 2002; daughter Madeline born June 16, 2007