Parker named Mines executive vice president and provost
GOLDEN, Colo., Jan. 5, 2011 – Dr. Terence Parker has been named executive vice president and provost at Colorado School of Mines.
Parker, who came to Mines in 1994, has served as Engineering Division director since May of 2006. During that time, student enrollment in the graduate program in engineering and the annual research award level has more than doubled. Undergraduate student enrollment has increased as well, with more than one-third of Mines’ student population majoring in engineering.
Parker received a National Science Foundation Career award in 1995, was tenured in 1998 and promoted to professor in 2003. His research interests at Mines have focused on combustion, optical diagnostic measurements for reacting flows and energy conversion. He is especially well known for his contributions to non-intrusive measurements in high-pressure diesel sprays.
He earned his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and his master’s and bachelor’s degrees (also in mechanical engineering) from Stanford. After receiving his doctorate, Parker joined Physical Sciences, Inc., a contract research and development firm in Massachusetts.
Dr. Steven Castillo, who previously served as provost, has undertaken a special assignment reporting to Mines President M.W. Scoggins.