Sally Sutton is an associate professor in the Department of Geosciences. Her research focuses on shales and using geochemical and textural aspects to understand and predict fluid permeability.
Sutton has been the recipient of many awards, including a Fulbright Fellowship to study mineralized shales of the Central African Copperbelt and a visiting professorship with Chevron to study controls on shale permeability to hydrocarbons.
Sutton received her B.S. in geology and mineralogy from the University of Michigan. She earned her Ph.D. in geology from the University of Cincinnati in 1987. She has previously served as the associate editor for the Journal of Sedimentary Research.