Dr. Glenn Sharman is a sedimentary geologist who studies how geologic processes (e.g., tectonism, climate, sea level) interact to influence the stratigraphic development and evolution of sedimentary systems. Dr. Sharman’s research aims to take a holistic view of sedimentary basin evolution by integrating the up-stream, erosional catchment with the down-system sedimentary record. His specific areas of expertise include detrital geochronology and deep-water sedimentology, including processes related to submarine mass-movement. Dr. Sharman’s research employs a combination of field-, subsurface-, and analytical-based approaches, including radiogenic isotopic dating of detrital minerals.

Glenn Sharman

Assistant Professor


020 Gearhart Hall

Curriculum Vitae  (Updated January 25, 2018)

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Ph.D., 2014, Sedimentary Geology, Stanford University

B.S., 2008, Geology, Wheaton College


Professional Experience:

2016-2017: Postdoctoral Fellowship, Quantitative Clastics Laboratory, Bureau of Economic Geology, the University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

2014-2016: Geologist, New Ventures Exploration, ConocoPhillips Corporation, Houston, TX

2008-2009: Consulting Geologist, ENVIRON International Corporation, Chicago, IL


Courses Taught:

Petroleum Geology – Spring 2018

Field Geology – Summer 2018

Sedimentary Rocks & Fossils – Spring 2019