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Christopher Atchison Ph.D.

Professor of Geoscience Education

University of Cincinnati

Dr. Chris Atchison is Professor of Geoscience Education in the School of Education and Department of Geology at the University of Cincinnati.

Dr. Atchison is also Founder and former Executive Director of the International Association for Geoscience Diversity ( Through his research and activism, he advocates for students and geoscientists with disabilities by creating opportunities for active engagement and participation along pathways to the geoscience workforce. This is done through the intentional development of inclusive communities of learning in classroom, laboratory, and field studies and the implementation of universally designed instructional strategies. Dr. Atchison’s work reaches students, instructors, and practitioners across all field-focused science disciplines through presentations, workshops, and accessible field trips and courses.