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Jack (John) Schmidt

Jack (John) Schmidt

Watershed Sciences


Contact Information

Office Location: BNR 349 - By appointment
IconPhone: (435) 797-1791

Educational Background

PhD, Geography and Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, 1987
MA, Geography, University of California, Berkeley, California, 1974
BA, Political Science, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, 1972


Applied fluvial geomorphology; management of large rivers; management of the Colorado River and its large dams; management of the Rio Grande


Dr. Schmidt is the leader of the Future of the Colorado River Project and Janet Quinney Lawson Chair in Colorado River Studies. He is former Chief of the U.S. Geological Survey Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center (2011-2014), winner of the National Park Service Director’s Award for Natural Resource Research for his career of applied science study of the large regulated rivers of the National Park system. He was also a co-awardee of the Department of the Interior Partners in Conservation Award (2013).