Cathy Shrady is an associate professor and recent chair of Geology. She received her BA, MS, PhD in geology from Colgate University, Syracuse University, and U Mass. Amherst respectively. A member of the group of faculty who founded the Outdoor Studies/ Outdoor Program, she expresses her enthusiasm for the outdoors through her academic pursuits and recreation. She particularly enjoys kayaking, hiking and cross country skiing. A student of the martial arts and Buddism, she is co-creator of the North Country Japanese Garden on the SLU campus. Cathy lives outside of Canton with her husband (also a geologist) and her daughter (equine enthusiast).