This is Christie’s 13th year with the UW Oshkosh Department of Geology. Her teaching responsibilities currently include labs and lecture for both Environmental Geology and Physical Geology.
She received an AB in Geology from Colgate University and an MS in Geology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she specialized in clay mineralogy. Her research at Illinois focused on determining the alteration history of volcanic rocks from the island of Ischia in Italy.
Christie served as a teaching assistant for a variety of geology classes while at the University of Illinois and Colgate University. Prior to coming to Oshkosh, she worked at the Byrd Polar Research Center at The Ohio State University, using radar imagery to study the structural architecture of the Transantarctic Mountains and the distribution of volcanic cones in Antarctica.