Dr. Sharon Mosher

Dean, Jackson School of Geosciences
Dr. Sharon Mosher is dean of the Jackson School of Geosciences at The University of Texas at Austin effective July 1, 2009. From 2007 to 2009, she served as chair of the Department of Geological Sciences in the Jackson School. A faculty member at the university since 1978, she holds the William Stamps Farish Chair.

Richard Ketcham

Dr. Richard Ketcham

Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
Richard Ketcham is responsible for academic affairs for the Jackson School, including the undergraduate program, student affairs, and admissions. As  researcher, Ketcham develops computational methods to address all stages of the scientific process, from data acquisition and processing to information mining to numerical modeling. His primary tools are high-resolution X-ray computed tomography and apatite fission-track thermochronology.

Scott Tinker

Dr. Scott W. Tinker

Director, Bureau of Economic Geology; Acting Associate Dean of Research
Scott W. Tinker is Director of the Bureau of Economic Geology, the State Geologist of Texas, Director of the Advanced Energy Consortium, a Professor holding the Allday Endowed Chair and acting Associate Dean of Research in the Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas at Austin. Scott spent 17 years in the oil and gas industry prior to coming to UT in 2000.

Dr. Ron Steel

Dr. Ron Steel

Chair, Department of Geological Sciences
Steel is a sedimentologist/stratigrapher with research focus on sedimentary basins and interpretation of their infill, including the occurrence of oil and gas. He is interested in the role played by river deltas in the growth of continental shelves, the new theory of autostratigraphy and sediment budget partitioning in source-to-sink transects across continental margins. Steel also holds the Morgan Davis Centennial Chair in the Jackson School.

Dr. Terry Quinn

Dr. Terry Quinn

Director, Institute for Geophysics
Dr. Terrence Quinn was appointed director of the Institute for Geophysics at The University of Texas at Austin’s Jackson School of Geosciences in August 2009 after serving as interim director since January 2009. Quinn’s expertise centers on using geochemistry to understand climate variability in the tropical oceans.