John M. Sharp

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John M. (Jack) Sharp, Jr. is Dave P. Carlton Professor of Geology at The University of Texas at Austin. He was the President of the Geological Society of America for the period of June 2007-June 2008.[1][2]

He received a B. Geol. E. with Distinction from the University of Minnesota in 1967, a M.S in Geology from Midwestern State University, and a PhD. in Geology from the University of Illinois in 1974. After teaching at the University of Missouri from 1974 to 1982, he joined the University of Texas faculty, where he was Gulf Foundation Centennial Professor of Geology and C. E. Yager Professor of Geology from 1989 to 1993, Centennial Professor of Geology from 1993 to 2002, and Dave P. Carlton Professor from 2002 on.[3]

His research deals with flow in fractured rocks, the hydrology of arid zones, and the effects of urbanization. He is particularly concerned with the hydrogeology of sedimentary basins, and with ore deposit formation.

Sharp has published over 280 journal articles and abstracts, and over 10 monographs/book chapters, as well as a large number of conference presentations and book reviews. He was from 1995 to 2002 the editor of Environmental and Engineering Geoscience.[4]

John Sharp received the C.V. Theis Award from the American Institute of Hydrology in 1996 and the AIH Founders Award from the American Institute of Hydrology in 1998.[5]


  1. ^ Officers and Councilors. Geological Society of America. Accessed August 12, 2008
  2. ^ John M. (Jack) Sharp Assumes Geological Society of America Presidency. Geological Society of America, July 9, 2007. Accessed August 12, 2008
  3. ^ Sharp's curriculum vitae.
  4. ^ "Editorial note", Environmental and Engineering Geoscience 8 (3), 2002: 153, doi:10.2113/8.3.153 .
  5. ^ AIH Awards, American Institute of Hydrology. Accessed August 12, 2008.

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