Professor of Geology and Department Head
101B Van Wickle Hall


  • Ph.D., The University of Chicago

May 2013: David Sunderlin received the James P. Crawford Award. Established by Jonathan Bernon ’84, the prize rewards a faculty member who has demonstrated a high standard of classroom instruction. The award honors the late James Crawford, who taught in the Department of Mathematics from 1957 to 2003.
David is also a recipient of the Student Government Superior Teaching Award.


Special interests: paleontology and paleoecology; stratigraphy and basin analysis; terrestrial ecosystem evolution; islands and biotic effects of isolation; paleoenvironments; geology of Alaska