Rebecca Dorsey earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont and a doctorate from Princeton University. She is a professor of Earth sciences at the University of Oregon and previously served on the faculty at Northern Arizona University from 1990 to 1997. Her research is focused on field-based studies of late Cenozoic sedimentary basins across a range of tectonic settings, with the overarching goal to understand the environmental, structural and tectonic controls on sedimentation and basin filling. She collaborates with experts in paleomagnetism, paleontology, genomics, geochronology, volcanology and geochemistry. Current projects include deciphering the origins and early evolution of the lower Colorado River (southwestern U.S.), basin development in the active arc-continent collision of Taiwan and geogenomics study of Earth-life evolution in central Baja California, Mexico.
University of Oregon