Scharf, John

Portrait of John Scharf

Professor - Engineering

Roberts-Nix Professor of Engineering

Dr. Scharf received his Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame. His academic interests are in mathematics, engineering mechanics, and structures. He is the faculty advisor for Carroll's student chapter of Engineers Without Borders and has lead five student trips to Santa Maria, a Catholic orphanage northwest of Mexico City. Dr. Scharf teaches courses in mathematics and in structures, but he has also taught engineering science courses, physics, and computer programming. During his free time he enjoys fishing and traveling.

About the Byron & Irene Roberts and Albert & Marie Nix Endowed Professorship in Engineering:

The Roberts-Nix Professorship in Engineering provides me with the support and capacity that I need in order to work most effectively in serving our Carroll students as the Director of Carroll's Engineering Programs and as the Lead Faculty Advisor for our Carroll Chapter of Engineers Without Boarders - USA. As Director of Engineering, my work focuses on providing nothing less than the best engineering education and professional opportunities for Carroll students and alumni. As Faculty Advisor for Carroll EWB, I am able to develop incredible educational, professional development and global service opportunities for Carroll students in engineering, as well as for those in many other disciplines. The Roberts-Nix salary stipend allowed me the time to devote a significant portion of my work toward successfully fulfilling both of these responsibilities. I am extremely grateful for the Roberts-Nix support I receive. With the work I am enabled to do, the Professorship translates directly into excellent support for, and service to Carroll students.

Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame