Andrea Dutton is the Helen Jupnik Endowed Research Professor in the Department of Geoscience at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is an international expert in the study of past climate and sea-level change using carbonate sedimentology and isotope geochemistry. Her research program focuses on understanding the rates, magnitudes, sources, and drivers of past sea-level change to facilitate improved understanding of the climate system and of projections for the future.
Dr. Dutton has served in leadership positions for several disciplinary working groups such as those studying past sea level and Quaternary climates. She is currently the Chair of the Geochronology Division of the Geological Society of America, served on the National Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) committee that wrote the decadal survey report for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Earth Science Division entitled: Earth in Time (2020) and chaired the NASEM committee charged with organizing a workshop to explore new research directions and priorities for the Paleo Perspectives on Climate Change program at the National Science Foundation. Dr. Dutton also has played an active role in science communication on climate change and sea-level rise: she is heavily quoted in popular media, is engaged in public lectures and TV documentaries, and has testified on matters related to climate change before a U.S. Senate subcommittee.
Dr. Dutton is a MacArthur Fellow, a Fulbright Scholar, and a Fellow of the Geological Society of America. She received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at The Australian National University, and was formerly a faculty member at the University of Florida before moving to the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Find out more about Andrea Dutton’s research at the University of Wisconsin here.