John F. (Jack) Shroder, Jr.
Dr. John F. Shroder, Jr., known as ‘Jack’ to his friends, is currently Special Assistant to the Dean of International Studies and Professor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, where he has taught since 1969. Dr. Shroder has plentiful research experience in South Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Author or editor of 15 books and monographs, 40 unpublished environmental consulting reports and over 130 papers, Dr. Shroder has published on a variety of scientific topics dealing with landslides, glaciers, water supplies, floods, natural resources, development, and geoarchaeology.
Dr. Shroder is co-chair of the NASA- and USGS-supported Global Land Ice Measurements from Space (GLIMS) Regional Center for Southwest Asia (Afghanistan and Pakistan), which is actively dealing with ice, snow, and meltwater resources. In addition he is Editor-in-Chief of the 14-volume, Treatise in Geomorphology, as well as the Elsevier book series, Developments in Earth Surface Processes. Dr. Shroder has received support from the National Academy of Sciences, NASA, NSF, National Geographic Society, Smithsonian Institution, Kiewit Foundation, and US Agency for International Development. Elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Geological Society of America, and the Explorers Club, Dr. Shroder also has two Fulbright awards.
Recently he has been appointed by GSA to the International Geoscience Programme (IGCP) Scientific Board of UNESCO in Paris, France, and he is Chair of the Nebraska Board of Geologists. Dr. Shroder was awarded two Distinguished Career Awards from the Mountain Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers in 2001, and from their Geomorphology Specialty Group in 2010.
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