Julie Fosdick

Associate Professor

Julie is a broadly trained geoscientist with expertise in thermochronology, geochronology, and sedimentary basin analysis. Her research focuses on reconstructing ancient phases of mountain-building and erosion to understand how tectonics, magmatism, and surface processes interact to shape the Earth’s continental lithosphere. Julie is the recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER Award to explore the detrital thermochronologic signals of sediment recycling in orogenic systems, with focus on the Argentine Sierras Pampeanas. Julie holds a B.S. with high honors from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University in Geological and Environmental Sciences. Julie was a National Science Foundation Earth Science Postdoctoral Fellow through the University of Arizona from 2012-2013. She was previously an Assistant Professor at Indiana University from 2013-2016. She directs the Basin Analysis and Helium Thermochronology Laboratory and service center at UConn and serves as the Department of Earth Sciences Undergraduate Research Coordinator. Julie was a founding board member of the Geological Society of America Geochronology Division and served as its Secretary/Treasurer from 2018-2021. Currently, Julie is a Northeast Delegate of the Association for Women Geoscientists.


  • Ph.D.: Geological & Environmental Sciences at Stanford University
  • M.S.: Geological & Environmental Sciences at Stanford University
  • B.S.: Geological Sciences at University of California, Santa Barbara


  • ERTH 2310E: Creating and Sustaining National Parks
  • ERTH 4140 / ERTH 5140: Sedimentary Basin Analysis
  • ERTH 4440 / ERTH 5440: Dates and Rates in Earth and Environmental Science


Julie Fosdick
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