Emilie Rusch

19 Mines faculty members awarded promotion, tenure for 2023-2024

Aerial shot of Guggenheim Hall in spring

The Colorado School of Mines Board of Trustees has awarded promotions and/or tenure to 19 Mines faculty members for the 2023-2024 academic year. 

Tenure and Promotion to Associate Professor 

  • Neil Dantam, Computer Science 

  • Meenakshi Singh, Physics 

  • Nicole Smith, Mining Engineering 

  • Steven Smith, Economics and Business 


  • Dorit Hammerling, Applied Mathematics and Statistics 

 Promotion to Professor 

  • Alexis Navarre-Sitchler, Geology and Geological Engineering 

  • Corinne Packard, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering 

  • Stephen Pankavich, Applied Mathematics and Statistics 

  • Jeffrey Shragge, Geophysics 

  • Neil Sullivan, Mechanical Engineering 

  • Hua Wang, Computer Science 

  • Xiaolong Yin, Petroleum Engineering 

Promotion to Teaching Associate Professor 

  • Emily M. Smith, Physics 

 Promotion to Teaching Professor 

  • Wendy Fisher, Computer Science 

  • Mike Mikucki, Applied Mathematics and Statistics 

  • Derrick Rodriguez, Mechanical Engineering 

  • Chelsea Salinas, Engineering, Design, & Society 

  • Justin Shaffer, Chemical and Biological Engineering 

  • Seth Tucker, Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences 

Emilie Rusch

Emilie Rusch

Director of Communications
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