Chris Atchison

Chris L Atchison


Professor, Geoscience Education

Teachers College


CECH Curriculum & Instruction - 0022

Professional Summary

Dr. Atchison specializes in Geoscience Education. His research involves creating full access to the Earth Science disciplines for students and scientists with physical, sensory, and developmental disabilities, and evaluation of the instructional strategies that promote inclusive communities of learning in field settings. He is the Founder of the International Association for Geoscience Diversity (, an organization charged with advocating for students and geoscientists with disabilities, while promoting an accessible pathway into the Geoscience workforce through the development of innovative and inclusive research opportunities and instructional strategies.

Positions and Work Experience

07-05-2022 - Program Director, National Science Foundation, Alexandria, VA

Research Support

Grant: #2029920-02 / EAR-2029920 Investigators:Atchison, Christopher 05-01-2020 -04-30-2021 National Science Foundation RAPID: Teaching field geology without classes in the field - providing a robust capstone experience through digital resources Role:PI $5,304.95 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #ICER-2036268 Investigators:Atchison, Christopher 03-01-2021 -02-28-2023 National Science Foundation Collaborative Research: EAGER: Voices Of Integrating Culture in the Earth Sciences (VOICES) Role:PI $56,167.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #HRD-2040870 Investigators:Atchison, Christopher; Carnahan, Christina; Sorby, Sheryl 12-01-2020 -11-30-2021 National Science Foundation NSF INCLUDES Planning Grant: Inclusive STEM Workforce Development Program Role:PI $99,963.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #IPA Investigators:Atchison, Christopher 07-05-2022 -07-04-2023 National Science Foundation NSF IPA 2023 - Atchison Role:PI 164287.00 Hold Level:Federal

Contact Information

600E Teachers-Dyer Complex
2610 University Circle
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45221
Phone: 513-556-3613