John Dewey#


John Dewey
Email:jfdeweyrocks 'at' gmail.com
Membership Number:761
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:EARTH & COSMIC SCIENCES
Username:jdewey
Homepage:http://www.univ.ox.ac.uk/univ-people/john-frederick-dewey



Present and Previous Positions
  • 2007 Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of California
  • 2007 Distinguished Research Professor, University of Houston
  • 2001-2007 Professor of Geology, University of California, Davis
  • 1986-2001 Professor of Geology, University of Oxford
  • 1982-1986 Professor of Geology, Head of Department and Chairman of Studies, Dept. of Geological Sciences, University of Durham
  • 1980-1982 DistinguishedProfessor, State University of New York at Albany,
  • 1970-1980 Professor, State University of New York at Albany
  • 1964-1970 Lecturer at the University of Cambridge (1964–70)
  • 1960-1964 Lecturer at the University of Manchester (1960–64)

Fields of Scholarship
  • The geology and socio-economic/political implications of natural hazards, especially floods and landslides
  • The geology of arc/continent collision
  • The deposits of tsunamis, rogue waves, and storm surges
  • The geology and tectonic evolution of the Appalachians and Caledonides

Honours and Awards
  • American Geophysical Union (1969) (Fellow 1976) (Honorary Life Member, 1988)
  • Royal Society of London (1985)
  • Royal Astronomical Society (1985)
  • Academia Europaea (1990)
  • US National Academy of Sciences (1997)
  • World Innovation Foundation (2002)
  • Sigma Xi Full Member (2002)
  • Geological Society of South Africa (2004) (Honorary Fellow 2006)
  • Royal Irish Academy (2008)
  • A. Cressy Morrison Award (New York Academy of Science), 1976
  • Bruce Heezen Memorial Lecturer, New York Academy of Sciences, 1981
  • Penrose Medal, Geological Society of America, 1992
  • LLD (hon. caus.), National University of Ireland, 1998
  • Wollaston Medal, Geological Society of London, 1999
  • Paul Fourmarier Prize and Medal, Academie Royale de Belgique, 1999


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