Senior lecturer

I've been a member of the UVM faculty since 1993, teaching a variety of courses spanning both surface processes and hard rock fields. I currently teach Environmental Geology, Glacial Geology, and a graduate class, Vermont Field Geology. I also teach Introductory Geology and, every few years, the Department's Regional Geology summer field class where I lead field trips to Colorado.


Recent Publications and Presentations

Wright, S.F., 2011, Ice retreat across the Green Mountain foothills: Bolton and Jericho, Vermont; in West, D.P., ed., Guidebook for Field Trips in Vermont and Adjacent New York; New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference, 103rd Annual Meeting, pp. A2 1–18.

Wright, S.F., 2012, Subglacial drainage, glacial lake history, and subsequent stream incision history, Miller Brook Valley, Northern Vermont; Geol. Soc. Am. Abstracts w. Programs, Vol. 44, p. 51.

Cronauer, S. and Wright, S.F., 2012, Miller Brook incision history, Northern Vermont; Geol. Soc. Am. Abstracts w. Programs, Vol. 44, p. 50.
Selected Publications

Wright, S.F., 2009, Ice flow, subglacial hydrology, and glacial lake history, northern Vermont, in Westerman, D.S., ed., New England Intercollegiate Geologic Field Conference Guidebook, A4-1 - A4-27.

Springston, G.E. and Wright, S.F., 2009, Surficial Geology of Charlotte, Vermont, Geologic Map, Cross-sections, and report; Vermont Geological Survey, Waterbury, Vermont.

Wright, S.F., 2003, Surficial Geology of the Burlington and Colchester 7.5-minute Quadrangles, northern Vermont, Geologic maps, cross-sections, and report; Vermont Geological Survey, Waterbury Vermont.

Larsen, F.D., Wright, S.F., Springston, G.E., Dunn, R.K., 2003, Glacial, late-glacial, and post-glacial history of central Vermont; Guidebook for the 66th Annual Meeting of the Northeast Friends of the Pleistocene, 62 pp.

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

I'm particularly interested in the hydrology of glaciers and the resulting erosional and depositional processes occurring in both bedrock and surficial materials at the base of glaciers. I also enjoy deciphering glaciotectonic structures in materials overridden by the last ice sheet.


  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 1988
  • M.S. in Geology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1985
  • B.S. in Geology, Pennsylvania State University, State College, 1978


  • (802) 656-4479
Office Location:

Delehanty Hall, Room 208

Office Hours:

M & F 1:30-3:00