Sharon Mosher


Sharon  Mosher
Dean, Jackson School of Geosciences
Professor and William Stamps Farish Chair, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences

Phone: +1 512 471 6048
Email: smosher@jsg.utexas.edu

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Sharon Mosher is Dean of the Jackson School of Geosciences at The University of Texas at Austin and has held this position since 2009. She is a professor and holder of the William Stamps Farish Chair and has been a faculty member at the university since 1978. Dr. Mosher's expertise is in structural geology, structural petrology, and tectonics. Her primary research interests are in deformation along plate boundaries, the evolution of complexly deformed terranes, strain analysis, deformation mechanisms, and the interaction between chemical and physical processes during deformation. She has supervised 19 Ph.D. and 35 M.S. students and was field camp director for 15 years. She was chair of the Department of Geological Sciences from 2007-2009. Mosher received her Ph.D. in Geological Sciences from the University of Illinois at Urbana in 1978 and M.Sc. from Brown University in 1975.

Mosher was President of the American Geoscience Institute (AGI) in 2012-13, President of the Geological Society of America (GSA) in 2000-2001, and 2004 Chair of the Council of Scientific Society Presidents, an organization representing ~1.5 million scientists nationwide. She is a founder and past chair of the board for GeoScienceWorld, an international journal aggregation for geoscientists. She is an active member in many geoscientific societies including GSA, the American Geophysical Union (AGU), and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG). She is a fellow of the Geological Society of America, from which she received the Distinguished Service Award in 2003, an honorary fellow of the Geological Society of London, and recipient of the Association of Women Geologists Outstanding Educator Award (1990). In 2016 she was awarded the Alumni Achievement Award from her alma mater, the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana.

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Anton Caputo (primary)
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Monica Kortsha
512-471-2241
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