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Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer in Geology, University of Vermont

Drew Christ is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Gund Institute for Environment and Lecturer in the Department of Geology at University of Vermont. He received his PhD in Earth Science from Boston University where he studied the response of the Antarctic and Greenland Ice Sheets to climate changes over millions of years. He has embarked to Antarctica several times to conduct field-based geological mapping and sample collection.

In the latter portion of his PhD, Drew came to UVM to learn cosmogenic nuclide geochemistry methods with Professor Paul Bierman in the Community Cosmogenic Facility. He loved working at UVM and living in Vermont so much that he wanted to stay on as a Postdoc.

Drew is a glacial geomorphologist who uses field-based and lab methods to understand how glaciers and climate change sculpt landscapes through time. At UVM, Drew collaborates with an interdisciplinary group of scientists to devise a new approach to analyzing sediments deposited below the Greenland Ice Sheet. Through this research, he and his collaborators hope to unlock new information about ice sheet dynamics in the geologic past as a guide for future warming and sea level rise.


  • –present
    Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer in Geology, University of Vermont


  • 2019 
    Boston University, PhD
  • 2011 
    Hamilton College, BA

Professional Memberships

  • American Geophysical Union
  • Geological Society of America