Kris Krossen

Kristine Crossen, Ph.D.

Department Chair and Professor of Geological Sciences
Office: CPISB 301L
Phone: (907) 786-6838
Email: kjcrossen@uaa.alaska.edu

Education

  • Ph.D. in Geological Sciences, University of Washington 
  • M.S. in Quaternary Studies, University of Maine 
  • B.A. in Geology and Anthropology (double major), University of Southern Maine

Research Interests

 Dr. Crossen conducts research in the field of glacial geology and geoarcheology. She has conducted research in the following areas: 

  • The Holocene history of the Bering Glacier-Alaska 
  • The Little Ice Age Chronology and Dynamics of Portage Glacier-Alaska 
  • Little Ice Age History of the Spencer-Blackstone 
  • Ice Complex Kenai Mountains-Alaska, the deposition of Pleistocene glaciomarined deltas in Southern Maine 
  • Neotectonics of uplifted glacial marine deltas in coastal Maine 

In the field of geoarcheology, Dr. Crossen has studied the following: "Broken Mammoth Early Man Site" within Delta, Alaska Holocene Mammoths from Qagnax Cave of Pribilof Islands, Alaska. 

Publications

  •  Crossen, K.J., and Lowell, T.V., 2010, Holocene History Revealed by Post-surge Retreat: Bering Glacier Forelands, Alaska, in Shuchman, R.A., and Joshberger, E.G., eds., Bering Glacier: Interdisciplinary Studies of the Earth's Largest Temperate Surging Glacier: Geological Society of America Special Paper 462, p. 235-250, doi:10.1130/2010.2462(12).
  • Crossen, K.J., and Noyles, C., 2010, The Raw Beauty of Bering Glacier, in Shuchman, R.A., and Joshberger, E.G., eds., Bering Glacier: Interdisciplinary Studies of the Earth's Largest Temperate Surging Glacier: Geological Society of America Special Paper 462, p. 1-12, doi: 10.1130/2010.2462(01).