CASA Faculty

We believe faculty and staff should work collaboratively to assist our students. The Faculty in CASA program breaks down traditional and structural barriers with faculty and students inhabiting a mutually shared commons.Each semester, four professors host the entirety of their required faculty hours within the CASA office. While in the office, faculty may assist their students, provide guidance, support, and even tutoring.

The Faculty in CASA program was recently recognized by the National Academic Advising Association as an Outstanding Institutional Advising Program. CASA is honored to be recognized for the time, dedication and commitment faculty invest in supporting the needs of Mines students through this invaluable program.

Contact CASA

CASA is open Monday-Friday, 8 am-5 pm

Faculty Schedule

Hours will resume in Fall 2022.

SPRING 2022 FACULTY 

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KRISTINE CALLAN - TEACHING PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS

Courses Teaching, Spring 2022:

  • PHGN100

Can Help With:

  • All sections of PHGN100

Research Areas:

  • Studio Physics
  • Assessment of Student Understanding
  • The STEM Gender Gap
  • Nonlinear dynamics and complex systems

Advice for Students:

Ask thoughtful questions. If someone tries to make you feel bad for doing so, it says more about them than about you.

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CHRISTIAN BEREN - TEACHING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY

Courses Teaching, Spring 2022:

  • CHGN 122, CHGN 351, CHGN 431

Can Help With:

  • CHGN 121, CHGN 209, CHGN 428

Research Areas:

  • Physical Principles of Viral Self-Assembly

Advice for Students:

Be open to new opportunities that present themselves in your career and in life in general

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AMANDA JAMEER - TEACHING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY

Courses Teaching, Spring 2022:

  • CHGN 122

Can Help With:

  • CHGN 121, CHGN 122

Research Areas:

My graduate research focused on the fate of biogenic hydrocarbons in the atmosphere. I was interested in identifying chemical products formed when monoterpenes like β-pinene, react with ozone in the atmosphere. My research aimed at addressing the composition of secondary organic aerosols and its contribution to climate change. I am happy to talk to anyone that is interested in atmospheric chemistry or climate change research.

Advice for Students:

One piece of advice that I am constantly giving to students is to give your academic curiosity free reign. Expand your interest and take a variety of courses that can challenge you to think outside of the box or just pique your interest.

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HOLLY WENHAM - ADJUNCT FACULTY, DEPARTMENT OF APPLIED MATHEMATICS

Courses Teaching, Spring 2022:

  • MATH 213, MATH 332

Can Help With:

  • MATH 111, MATH 112, MATH 225

Advice for Students:

Don’t wait until right before an exam to ask for help; ask questions at every step along the way to make sure you understand the material!

Faculty in CASA Alumni
  • Hsia-Po (Vince) Kuo, PhD, Physics Teaching Professor and Assistant Department Head
  • Amanda Jameer, Chemistry Teaching Assistant Professor
  • Angie Sower, Chemistry Associate Teaching Professor
  • Mike Mikucki, Teaching Associate Professor, Applied Mathematics and Statistics
  • Renee Falconer,PhD, Chemistry
  • Andres Guerra, PhD, Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Ashlyn Munson,PhD, Applied Math & Statistics
  • Allyce Horan, MA, Writing Center
  • Terry Bridgman, PhD, Teaching Associate Professor, Applied Math and Statistics
  • Kristine Callan, PhD, Teaching Associate Professor, Physics
  • Allison Caster, PhD, Teaching Associate Professor, Chemistry
  • Holly Eklund, MA, Teaching Associate Professor, Applied Math and Statistics
  • Courtney Holles, MA, Teaching Associate Professor, LAIS
  • Scott Houser, PhD, Teaching Associate Professor, Economics & Business
  • Justin Latici, MA, Adjunct Teaching Professor, LAIS & Writing Center
  • Todd Ruskell, PhD, Physics
  • Scott Strong, Teaching Associate Professor, Applied Math and Statistics
  • Bethany Wilcox, PhD, Teaching Professor, Physics
ADA Accessibility: CASA’s new location in Aspen Hall, 1869 W. Campus Rd., is not ADA accessible. If you require ADA accessibility, we are happy to work with you! Please consider scheduling an online appointment or e-mailing casa@mines.edu 48 hours in advance to set up an appointment in a common ADA accessible area on campus.