University Committees

Assessment Committee

The Assessment Committee shall be responsible for guiding Mines in matters pertaining to assessment of the program educational objectives and program outcomes of its undergraduate and graduate programs. The committee may also assess non-academic activities as needed.

Megan Sanders, chair and ex-officio, Trefny Center

Sam Spiegel, ex-officio, Trefny Center

Wendy Zhou, ex-officio, Graduate Studies

Patricia Andersen, Library; Term Ends, May 2021

Robin Bullock, Environmental, Design & Society; Term Ends, May 2020 (Faculty Senate Representative)

Vibhuti Dave, Computer Science/Electrical Engineering; Term Ends, May 2021

Emmanuel De Moor, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering; Term Ends, May 2021

Mansur Ermila, Petroleum Engineering; Term Ends, May 2021

Manika Prasad, Petroleum Engineering; Term Ends, May 2020

Justin Shaffer, Chemical and Biological Engineering; Term Ends, May 2021

Biosafety Committee

The Biosafety Committee shall be responsible for advising the President and the Mines community concerning instituional control of “biohazardous agents” used in teaching and research.

Barb O’Kane, chair and ex-officio, Environmental Health & Safety

Stefanie Tompkins, ex-officio, Research & Technology Transfer

Nanette Boyle, Chemical & Biological Engineering; Term Ends, May 2021

Tom Gennett, Chemistry; Term Ends, May 2021

Lokender Kumar, Physics; Term Ends, May 2021

Terry Lowe, Metallurgical & Mechanical Engineering, May 2022

Shubham Vyas, Chemistry; Term Ends, May 2021

Budget Committee

The Budget Committee shall be responsible for gathering and analyzing appropriate data regarding the budgetary requirement of Mines, preparing proposed annual budgets for Mines, preparing proposed budgetary revisions and advising the president and the Mines administration on budgetary matters and long-range fiscal planning.

Kirsten Volpi, chair and ex-officio; Executive Vice President of Finance and Administration

Rick Holz, voting, ex-officio; Provost

Dan Fox, voting, ex-officio; Vice President of Student Life

Stefanie Tompkins, voting, ex-officio; Vice President of Research Technology and Transfer

Mike Kaufman, Vice Provost and Dean; Term Ends, May 2021

Anuj Chauhan, Chemical & Biological Engineering; Term Ends, May 2021

Tzahi Cath, Civil & Environmental Engineering; Term Ends, May 2023

Greg Fasshauer, Applied Mathematics & Statistics; Term Ends, May 2022 (Department Head Representative)

Jason Porter, Mechanical Engineering, May 2021

Alexis Sitchler, Geology & Geological Engineering; Term Ends, May 2021 (Faculty Senate Representative)

Natalie Vega, Procurement Services; Term Ends, May 2022

Calendar Committee

The Calendar Committee shall be responsible for establishing an official academic calendar for Mines, periodically reviewing the Mines calendar, and proposing revisions thereto.

Paul Myskiwchair and ex-officio, Registrar

Derek Morgan, ex-officio, Dean of Students

Vacant, ex-officio, Senior Associate Provost

Maggie Bailey; Term Ends, May 2021 (graduate student representative)

Ashley Bruton; Term Ends, May 2021 (undergrad student representative)

Lisa Elson, President’s Office; Term Ends, May 2021

Uwe Greife, Physics; Term Ends, May 2021

Kathleen Martin, Economics and Business; Term Ends, May 2021

Angie Sower, Chemistry; Term Ends, May 2022

Bettina Voelker, Chemistry; Term Ends, May 2021 (Faculty Senate Representative)

 

Conflict of Interest Committee

The Conflict of Interest Committee helps facilitate the implementation of the university’s conflict of interest policies as defined in the Faculty Handbook and the Conflict of Interest Policy. 

Natalie Vega, chair and ex-officio, Compliance, Policy, and Risk Management

Johana Eagan, ex-officio, Office of Research Administration

Anthony Petrella, Mechanical Engineering; Term Expires, May 2022

Wendy Harrision, Geology & Geological Engineering; Term Ends, May 2021

Carolyn Freedman, Graduate Studies; Term Ends, May 2022

Marte Gutierrez, Civil & Environmental Engineering; Term Ends, May 2021

Terry Bridgman, Applied Mathematics & Statistics; Term Ends, May 2022

Faculty Grievance Committee

The Faculty Grievance Committee is a standing committee from which panels will be chosen to hear faculty grievances. 

Stacie Altman, chair and ex-officio, Director of Human Resources

Torey Battelle, Information & Technology Solutions; Term Ends, May 2022

Matthew Brogdon, MAPS; Term Ends, May 2022

Dorie Chen, Geology & Geological Engineering; Term Ends, May 2021

Paula Farca, Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences; Term Ends, May 2022

Jeffrey King, Geology & Geological Engineering; Term Ends, May 2021

Salman Mohagheghi, Electrical Engineering; Term Ends, May 2021

William Navidi, Applied Mathematics & Statistics; Term Ends, May 2022

Cynthia Norrgran, Chemical & Biological Engineering; Term Ends, May 2021

Manika Prasad, Geophysics; Term Ends, May 2021

Sandra Woodson, Humanitarian and Social Sciences; Term Ends, May 2021

Danny Young; Term Ends, May 2021, (AFC representative)

 

Faculty Handbook Committee

The Faculty Handbook Committee shall be responsible for reviewing the handbook on a regular basis, discussing proposed changes to the Handbook suggested by a committee member or a Mines-affiliated individual or group, preparing proposed amendments to the Handbook for consideration by Mines, and advising the President and Mines administration on matters related to the Handbook.

Dinesh Mehta, co-chair and ex-officio, Computer Science, Professor

Anne Walker, ex-officio and non-voting, General Counsel

Stacie Altman, ex-officio and non-voting, Human Resources

Jeff Ackerman, Mechanical Engineering; Term Ends, May 2022

Melanie Barnhardt, Academic Affairs; Term Ends, May 2021

Linda Figueroa, Civil & Environmental Engineering; Term Ends, May 2021 (Faculty Senate Representative)

Paul Martin, Applied Mathematics & Statistics; Term Ends, May 2021

Dean Nieusma, Environmental, Design, and Society (Department Head Representative)

Carol Smith, Library; Term Ends, May 2022 (Department Head Representative)

Brian Thomas, Mechanical Engineering; Term Ends, May 2022

Promotion and Tenure Committee

The Promotion and Tenure Committee shall be responsible for evaluating the qualifications of all tenture/ tenure-track, library and research faculty candidates for promotion and/or tenure and all candidates for tenured employment and providing advice and recommendation thereon to the Provost.

Dinesh Mehtachair, Computer Science; Term Ends, May 2022

Elizabeth Davis, Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences; Term Ends, May 2021

Andrew Herring, Chemical & Biological Engineering; Term Ends, May 2021

Amy Landis, Civil & Environmental Engineering; Term Ends, May 2022

Manika Prasad, Geophysics; Term Ends, May 2023

Robert Braun, Mechanical Engineering; Term Ends, May 2023

Allan Sellinger, Chemistry; Term Ends, May 2023

Research Advisory Board

The Research Advisory Board shall advise and make recommendations to the VPRTT in matters pertaining to research at Mines. This Advisory Board will be responsible for reviewing, evaluating, and recommending changes to university research practices, infrastructure and policies and for helping to communicate their recommendations and other research initiatives to the campus at large.

Stefanie Tompkinschair, VPRTT

Sebnem Duzgun, Mining Engineering; Term Ends, May 2021 (Faculty Senate Representative)

Mohsen Asle Zaeem, Mechanical Engineering, Term Ends, May 2021

Mahadevan Ganesh, Applied Mathematics & Statistic; Term Ends, May 2021 (Research Council Chair Representative)

Tina Gianquitto, Humanitarian and Social Sciences; Term Ends, May 2021

Hua Wang, Computer Science; Term Ends, May 2021

Chris Higgins, Civil & Environmental Engineering; Term Ends, May 2021

Carolyn Koh, Chemical & Biological Engineering; Term Ends, May 2021

Matt Posewitz, Chemistry; Term Ends, May 2021

Fred Sarazin, Physics; Term Ends, May 2021

Paul Sava, Geophysics; Term Ends, May 2021

Jessica Smith, Engineering, Design & Society; Term Ends, May 2021

Steven Smith, Economics & Business; Term Ends, December 2020

John Speer, Metallurgical & Materials Engineering; Term Ends, May 2021

Mike Wakin, Electrical Engineering; Term Ends, May 2021

Lesli Wood, Geology & Geological Engineering; Term Ends, May 2021

Yu-Shu Wu, Petroleum Engineering; Term Ends, May 2021

 

Safety Committee

The Safety Committee shall be responsible for reviewing the safety practices of Mines on a periodic basis and advising the Mines administration regarding issues pertaining to the safety for the Mines community.

Barb O’Kane, chair and ex-oficio, Environmental Health & Safety

Kester Clarke, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering; Term Ends, May 2021

Owen Hildreth, Mechanical Engineering; Term Ends, May 2021

Jonah Klemm-Toole, Metallurgical & Materials Engineering; Term Ends, 2022

Vacant, ACE Representative

Jon Peters, Chemical & Biological Engineering; Term Ends, May 2021

Jamal Rostami, Mining Engineering; Term Ends, 2021

C. Michael McGuirk, Chemistry; Term Ends, May 2022

 

Student Conduct Appeals Committee

The Student Conduct Appeals Board shall exist as a pool of potential members to serve on Student Appeals Committees as needed.

Derek Morgan, chair and ex-oficio, Dean of Students

Lisa Anderson, CASA; Term Ends, May 2022 (AFC Representative)

Michael Barankin, Chemical & Biological Engineering; Term Ends, May 2022

Amanda Bellafatto; Term Ends May 2021 (graduate student representative)

Wendy Fisher, Computer Science; Term Ends, May 2021

Cosette McLaughlin; Term Ends, May 2021 (undergrad student representative)

Mike Nicholas, Applied Mathematics & Statistics; Term Ends, May 2022

Barbara Shellenberger; Petroleum Engineering Term Ends, May 2021 (ACE Representative)

Nadira Sughanie, Term Ends, May 2021 (undergrad student representative)

TJ Tremblay, CCIT; Term Ends, May 2021 (Staff)

Vacant, ACE Representative

Joe Whitney; Term Ends, May 2021 (undergrad student representative)

Gavin Wilson; Term Ends, May 2021 (graduate student representative)

Sandy Woodson, Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences; Term Ends, May 2021

Caleb Workman; Term Ends, May 2021 (undergrad student representative)

Student Media Board

The Board of Student Media shall act as advisor to the editorial staffs of the Oredigger, High Grade, Mines Internet Radio and to the USG in matters pertaining to the student media.

Gyasi Evans, chair; non-voting and ex-oficio, Oredigger Advisor

Erika Stromerson, voting and ex-officio, Oredigger Editor (undergrad student representative)

Wenli Dickinson, voting and ex-officio, High Grade Editor (undergrad student representative)

Alec Boydvoting and ex-officio, Mines Internet Radio (undergrad student representative)

Toni Leftonnon-voting and ex-officio, High Grade Advisor

Jon Cullisonnon-voting and ex-officio, Mines Internet Radio Advisor, Humanitarian & Social Sciences

Ashley Spurgeon, non-voting and ex-officio, Oredigger Advisor

Kendal Bril, non-voting and ex-officio, USG Treasurer

Melane Brandt, Humanitarian and Social Sciences; Term Ends, May 2022

Maggie Greenwood, Humanitarian and Social Sciences, May 2022

Hongyan Liu, Civil & Environmental Engineering; Term Ends, May 2021

Stephen Pankavich, Applied Mathematics & Statistics; Term Ends, May 2021

Vacant (undergrad student representative)

Vacant (undergrad student representative)

Noelle Vance; Term Ends, May 2022 (AFC Representative)

 

Teaching Faculty Promotion Committee

The university teaching faculty promotion committee shall be responsible for evaluating the qualifications of teaching faculty candidates for promotion and providing advice and recommendations thereon to the Provost.

Kristoph-Dietrich Kinzli, Civil & Environmental Engineering, chair; Term Ends, May 2021

Becky Lafrancois, Economics & Business; Term Ends, May 2022

Paula Farca, Humanitarian and Social Sciences; Term Ends, May 2023

Abd. Arkadan, Electrical Engineering; Term Ends, May 2023

Jason Ganley, Chemical & Biological Engineering; Term Ends, May 2022

Mike Nicholas, Applied Mathematics & Statistics; Term Ends, May 2023

Pat Kohl, Physics; Term Ends, May 2021

Technology Fee Committee

The Technology Fee Committee shall be responsible for overseeing the allocation and utiliazation of student Technology Fee revenue.

Sara Schwarz, co-chair, non-voting, CCIT  

Connor Pierce; Term Ends, May 2022 (graduate student representative)

Spencer Fretwell, Term Ends, May 2021 (graduate student representative)

Hanzelle Kleeman, Mechanical Engineering; Term Ends, May 2021 (undergraduate student representative)

Richard Krahenbuhl, Geophysics; Term Ends, May 2021

Mark Miller, Petroleum Engineering; Term Ends, May 2021

Desmond Mills, Metallurgical & Materials Engineering; Term Ends, May 2021 (undergraduate student representative)

Jennifer Miskimins, Petroleum Engineering; Term Ends, May 2021

Gus Grievel, Applied Mathematics & Statistics; Term Ends, May 202

Elliot Takaki, Electrical Engineering; Term Ends, May 2021 (undergraduate student representative)

Brian Trewyn, Chemistry; Term Ends, May 2021

 

 

Contact Us

Phone: 303-273-3280
Email: 
presoffice@mines.edu

Location:
Guggenheim Hall, third floor

Mailing address:
Office of the President
Colorado School of Mines
1500 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401

Guggenheim Hall