Julia Smith Wellner

Julia Smith Wellner is a marine geologist at the University of Houston.  Julia received her bachelor’s degree from Bryn Mawr College, her master’s degree from the University of Alabama, and her Ph.D. from Rice University in 2001.  Following her graduation from Rice, she worked for five years as a post-doctoral fellow and lecturer in the Department of Earth Science there.  She is now Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and Co-Director of the Geoscience Learning Center at the University of Houston.  Her primary research interest is in Antarctic glacial history and marine geology and she has completed six field seasons offshore Antarctica on the icebreaker RV/IB Nathaniel Palmer.  She also works in the Gulf of Mexico and Texas coast on projects related to coastal change and sediment budgets.

Dr. Wellner teaches the following course: