Linda Battalora

Linda Battalora, Faculty Trustee

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Term began January 1, 2019
Term expires December 31, 2020

Linda Ann Battalora, J. D., Ph.D. is a Teaching Professor in the Petroleum Engineering Department at the Colorado School of Mines. She earned her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Petroleum Engineering from Mines, her J.D. from Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, and her Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Engineering from Mines.

She teaches Reservoir Fluid Properties, Multidisciplinary Petroleum Design, Field Session, Graduate Petroleum Seminar, and Environmental, Energy and Natural Resources Law. Linda is an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility (HSSE-SR) Advisory Committee and the Sustainable Development Technical Section Steering Committee. She is also a member of multiple professional organizations including the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN), American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), American Inns of Court (AIC), Colorado Bar Association (CBA), Denver Bar Association (DBA), and Denver Council on Foreign Relations (DCFR).

Prior to joining the faculty at Mines, Linda served in various roles in the oil and gas industry including engineer, attorney, and international negotiator for oil and gas project development. Her research areas include HSSE-SR, Sustainable Development, and Community Health. She is affiliated with the following centers: CERNER Corporation, APEX Family Medicine and Research, and the Unconventional Natural Gas and Oil Institute (UNGI).

Linda is the recipient of the 2015 SPE Rocky Mountain North America Region Award for distinguished achievement by Petroleum Engineering Faculty and the 2014 Rocky Mountain North America Region Award for distinguished contribution to Petroleum Engineering in Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility (HSSE-SR). Recently at Mines, she was appointed as a Shultz Family Humanitarian Engineering Fellow.


  • Ph.D. Colorado School of Mines
  • J.D., Loyola University School of Law
  • M.S., Colorado School of Mines
  • B.S., Colorado School of Mines