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Faculty and Staff of Norwich University
Associate Professor
Chair, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Norwich University faculty portrait, Laurie Grigg, PhD

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. 

Charles A. Dana Professor
Geology and Environmental Science

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Richard Dunn received a BS in geology and a BA in anthropology from the University of Minnesota, Duluth, an MS from Wichita State University, and a PhD in geology from the University of Delaware.

With expertise in sedimentology, stratigraphy, and geomorphology, he works on interdisciplinary projects involving archaeological questions and on the glacial geology of Vermont. His archaeological geology research is conducted in Greece, Portugal, Israel, Cyprus, and Easter Island and focuses on reconstructing past landscapes and sedimentary systems to put human activity into its proper paleo-environmental setting.

Associate Professor
Geology and Environmental Science

Portrait of Chris Koteas

Christopher Koteas holds a PhD from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a focus in igneous petrology and metamorphic and structural geology.

He arrived at Norwich University in 2012 after a post-doctoral fellowship appointment with the U.S. Department of Energy and Massachusetts Geological Survey.

Research Assistant Professor
Geology and Environmental Science

Portrait of George Springston

Since 2002, geologist George Springston has held an appointment as a research associate in the Norwich University Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. 

Geology and Environmental Science

John Gartner

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Adjunct Faculty
Geology and Environmental Science

Laurence Becker

Laurence (Larry) Becker, received a B.A. in geology from SUNY Buffalo and an M.S. in geology from the University of Vermont. He served as the Vermont State Geologist and Director of the Vermont Geological Survey from 1995-2014 and has been Adjunct Faculty at Norwich University in Northfield, VT since 2016. At present, he teaches Introductory Geology, Oceanography, and Energy and the Environment labs.

Adjunct Faculty
Geology and Environmental Science

Jon Groveman

Jon Groveman, has served as the Policy and Water Program Director for the Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC) since 2015.

Adjunct Faculty
Geology and Environmental Science

Christine Massey

Christine Massey, M.S., teaches Introductory Geology Laboratories in the Earth and Environmental Science Department. She holds an MS in Geology from the University of Washington and a BA in Geology from Carleton College.

Lab Manager

Lindsey Pett

Lindsey Pett, Ph.D., received her bachelors in fisheries and wildlife science from Paul Smith’s College, a master’s in natural resources from State University of New York at Plattsburgh, and a doctorate in biology from the University of Vermont.

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