BS, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
MA, Boston University
PhD, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Christine Brandon received her doctorate in Geosciences from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and now joins the Bridgewater State University Department of Geological Sciences. This Fall (2015), she will teach Sedimentary Geology (GEOL 370) and "A Sweet Suite of Planets," one of the First Year Seminars. Her research is in a subfield of geology called "paleotempestology" or the study of past storms. She develops records of hurricane activity by looking at the sediments left in coastal ponds by hurricane storm surges which can help local residents understand their susceptibility to future storms. Her hobbies include reading (particularly science fiction), hiking and swimming, playing board games and volunteering.