- Associate Professor
Laurie Grigg, Ph.D., received a bachelor's degree in geology from Colorado College and a master's and doctorate in physical geography from the University of Oregon. She teaches Introduction to Geology, Oceanography, Introduction to Geographic Information Systems, Energy and the Environment, and Freshwater Ecosystems.
Dr. Grigg is also heavily involved with mentoring senior research projects on water quality, climate change, and sedimentation in central Vermont lakes. Her research focuses on both understanding modern processes and the reconstruction of past climate and ecosystems through the analysis lake sediment cores. Her field area is currently in Vermont but she has also done extensive work in the Pacific Northwest. This research has received funding from NSF-EPSCoR and regularly includes student researchers, many of whom have presented at professional meetings. Dr. Grigg serves as the Vice President of the Vermont Geological Survey and on several other professional boards. She is also an advisor to the Vermont chapter of the Nature Conservancy and serves on the board of the Vermont Environmental Consortium.