Andrea Dutton is a Professor at the University Wisconsin-Madison in the Department of Geosciences. Her main research focus is to establish the behavior of sea level and polar ice sheets during past warm periods to better inform us about future sea-level rise.
Andrea received her B.A. from Amherst College in music in 1995. She then taught science at a St. Ann’s, a private school in Brooklyn, NY, before returning to graduate school. She completed a M.S. (2000) and PhD (2003) in Geology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI.
Andrea spent seven years in Australia, as a postdoctoral fellow and research fellow at The Australian National University (2004-2010) before accepting a tenure-track position at the University of Florida. After attaining tenure in 2018, Andrea accepted an offer from the University of Wisconsin in 2019 and was promoted to full professor.
Andrea has been an active leader within the international sea-level science community helping to foster and spear-head interdisciplinary collaborations between climate and ice sheet modelers, GIA modelers, and field-based scientists studying ice sheets and past sea level records.
Andrea has a passion for communicating her research to the public and has been extensively quoted and featured in popular media. She is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America, a Fulbright Scholar, and in 2019 was named as a MacArthur Fellow.
Outside of Science: Andrea is a full-time single mother of two children and spends her weekends as a soccer mom.