Emilie Rusch

Mines welcomes 41 new faculty members for 2023-24 academic year

New faculty hired in tenure/tenure-track, teaching and professor of practice roles 
Aerial shot of Guggenheim Hall

Colorado School of Mines is excited to welcome 41 new faculty members for the 2023-24 academic year. The Fall 2023 semester at Mines began Aug. 21.  

Applied Mathematics and Statistics 

  • Nathan Lennsen, Teaching Assistant Professor 

  • William Kleiber, Professor (January 2024 start)  

Civil and Environmental Engineering 


  • Abby Boyd, Teaching Assistant Professor 

  • Erik Menke, Teaching Assistant Professor 

  • Megan Moyer, Teaching Associate Professor 

Computer Science 

  • Kelsey Fulton, Assistant Professor 

  • Kaveh Fathian, Assistant Professor 

  • Christine Liebe, Professor of Practice 

  • Guannan Liu, Assistant Professor 

  • Micah Corah, Assistant Professor (January 2024 start) 

Economics and Business 

  • Tom Brady, Professor of Practice 

  • Sheron Lawson, Teaching Associate Professor 

  • Jeremy Suiter, Teaching Assocaite Professor 

  • Max Brown, Assistant Professor (January 2024 start)  

Engineering, Design & Society 

  • Cindy Athanasiou, Teaching Assistant Professor 

  • Donna Bodeau, Professor of Practice 

  • Jack Bringardner, Teaching Associate Professor 

  • Duncan Davis-Hall, Teaching Assistant Professor 

  • Garrett Erickson, Professor of Practice 

  • Tony Vandenberge, Professor of Practice 

Electrical Engineering 


Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences 

  • Ali Kerr, Teaching Assistant Professor 

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Mechanical Engineering 

  • Matt Johnson, Teaching Assistant Professor 

  • Katie Knaus, Assistant Professor 

  • Aashutosh Mistry, Assistant Professor 

  • Elijah Kuska, Teaching Assistant Professor (January 2024 start) 

  • Georgios Kontoudis, Assistant Professor (January 2024 start)  

  • Raja Rajasegar, Assistant Professor (January 2024 start)  

Mining Engineering 

  • Bill Zisch, Steven Whisler Endowed Professor of Practice 


Emilie Rusch

Emilie Rusch

Director of Communications
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Colorado School of Mines is a public R1 research university focused on applied science and engineering, producing the talent, knowledge and innovations to serve industry and benefit society – all to create a more prosperous future.