Casey Saenger Bio
Casey Saenger, Ph.D., 
Associate Professor of Natural Sciences
  • NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellowship

  • National Science Foundation graduate Student Fellowship

  • Recipient of the Paleoceanography “exceptional reviewer” award

  • Publications in several journals including Chemical Geology, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, Nature, and Paleoceanography

  • Manuscript and Proposal Reviewer for many journals including: Science, Proceedings of the Science, National Academy of Sciences, Nature Geoscience etc.

  • Ad-hoc proposal reviewer for the U.S. National Science Foundation

  • The Climate Project presenter (climate education non-profit founded by Al Gore)

Casey Saenger is a climate scientist, geochemist and oceanographer, although not necessarily in that order. Broadly, he is interested in how past climate variations have been recorded in the geologic record, and how that information can be used to understand ongoing change. He holds a Ph.D. in Marine Geology and Geophysics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, as well as a B.S. in Geology from Bates College. He served as a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University, and as an Assistant Professor at multiple universities in Alaska.

Professor Saenger takes an interdisciplinary approach to teaching that combines foundational concepts, applied experiences and creativity. He believes learning is a collaborative process that can highlight the many ways in which a question can be addressed, and encourages students to reflect on the process through which they approach a problem as well as their ultimate solution. Professor Saenger teaches the first-year Empirical Analysis Cornerstone and the Analysing Matter and Molecules Concentration Course.