Scott Tinker

State Geologist of Texas

Allday Endowed Chair and Director, Bureau of Economic Geology

Jackson School of Geosciences
University of Texas at Austin
University Station, Box X
Austin, TX 78713-8924

Phone: 512-471-7113
Phone: 512-471-0209

Dr. Tinker is the state geologist of Texas, director of the Bureau of Economic Geology, director of the Advanced Energy Consortium, and a professor holding the Allday Endowed Chair in the Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to coming to the university in 2000, he spent 17 years working in exploration, production and research in the oil and gas industry. Dr. Tinker is president of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) and past president of the Association of American State Geologists. He was a distinguished lecturer for the AAGP and received best paper awards in the AAPG Bulletin and Journal of Sedimentary Research. He holds appointments on the National Petroleum Council, the National Research Council Board on Energy and Environmental Systems, and the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission and serves on several private, professional, and academic boards. He strives to build bridges between academia, industry, and government. Dr. Tinker earned a Ph.D. in Geological Sciences from the University of Colorado, Boulder.