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We believe faculty and staff should work collaboratively to assist our students. The Faculty in CASA program breaks down traditional & structural barriers with faculty and students inhabitating 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 and support, and even tutoring. As well, faculty may program impromptu study sessions with pizza provided!

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.


Faculty Bios: New Faculty will be joining us in Fall 2017, stay tuned for their bio information...

Pr. Terry Bridgman, Applied Math & Statistics

        I am one of the teaching faculty in the Department of  Applied Math and Statistics where I have taught a variety of first year through junior level math courses. This is my first year working at CASA though it's my 13th year of teaching at Mines. Prior to Mines I worked in software development both as a software engineer and as a development manager. My hope is that I can answer any questions students may have
about their math courses or about their future outside of Mines- two topics that tend to be scary for everyone. You are always welcome to stop by whenever you have questions, answers, or would like to chat. My door is always open, except when it's closed (mathematicians are always the literal ones).

Pr. Kristine Callan, Physics

I have been teaching PHGN100 since the Fall of 2013 and am excited to be holding my office hours in CASA this year. I didn't take a physics class until my sophomore year of college, so I know what it's like to feel a bit overwhelmed and behind! Once I got my first taste of physics, though, I knew it was something I was passionate about. So, as an undergrad, I double-majored in physics and math, while playing point
guard for the basketball team (another one of my passions). After graduation, I relocated to North Carolina, where I earned my MS (2008) and PhD (2013) in physics from Duke University (and saw a lot of great college basketball games). In between completing my MS and PhD, I spent two years teaching high school physics at the Winsor School in Boston, MA, which was one of the most transformative experiences of my life. I look forward to getting to know your interests and passions as we work together in office hours this year!

Pr. Scott Houser, Economics and Business

I have been on the faculty in the Division of Economics and Business since 2007, and I’m excited to join other faculty in residence at CASA. I teach the core Principles of Economics course along with a variety of upper division courses. I’m happy to talk about economics, learning strategies and life at Mines and beyond. I also coordinate undergrad programs in economics and business at CSM so I’m happy to
discuss our economics degree and the economics and business minor.

Pr. Angie Sower, Chemistry

I am one of the teaching faculty in the Chemistry Department, here at Mines, and am excited to be working at CASA this upcoming academic year! I look forward to working with General Chemistry students on both content and learning strategies, that will not only be applicable in a chemistry setting, but also throughout students' education. My background is in Biochemistry and I have been teaching at the college level for about 17 years
in a variety of academic settings. Colorado School of Mines provides a very special and unique teaching and learning atmosphere and I feel privileged to be a part of this community. Hope to see you at CASA!

Pr. Allyce Horan, Writing Center

I received my Master's Degree in History from Florida State University in 2013 and promptly moved to beautiful Colorado! I've been a Writing Consultant at the Writing Center for two years, and I am also an Adjunct Teaching Professor for Nature and Human Values. I enjoy writing and hope I can impart some of my enthusiasm to you with each appointment. I understand writing is a process which may seem scary at first, but I believe
it can lead to several fulfilling aspects both personally and professionally. Please feel free to stop by at any point in your writing process, whether it is brainstorming, outlining, or a rough draft! I have a passion for language which I am happy to share with you.

Pr. Agata Dean, CSM 151

Agata Dean is a graduate of Colorado School of Mines. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering with a Mechanical Specialty (2004) and a Master of Science degree in Mathematics (2006). Agata taught Calculus through the Applied Mathematics and Statistics department for ten years and then developed the Applied Spatial Visualization course before transitioning to CASA to focus on teaching CSM 151. Agata is also the Faculty Advisor for the Society of Women Engineers collegiate section at Colorado School of Mines and a co-advisor for Mines Catholic Campus Ministries.


Faculty Schedule: Stay Tuned for Fall 2017 Faculty Hours

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Faculty in CASA Alumni

  • Terry Bridgman, MA
    • Teaching Associate Professor, Applied Math and Statistics
  • Kristine Callan, PhD
    • Teaching Associate Professor, Physics
  • Holly Eklund, MA
    • Teaching Associate Professor, Applied Math and Statistics
  • Renee Falconer, PhD
    • Teaching Professor, Chemistry
  • Andres Guerra, PhD
    • Teaching Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Courtney Holles, MA
    • Teaching Associate Professor, LAIS
  • Scott Houser, PhD
    • Teaching Associate Professor, Economics & Business
  • Vince Kuo, PhD
    • Teaching Professor, Physics
  • Justin Latici, MA
    • AdjunctTeaching Professor, LAIS & Writing Center
  • Todd Ruskell, PhD
    • Associate Department Head, Physics
  • Angie Sower, PhD
    • Teaching Associate Professor, Chemistry
  • Scott Strong
    • Teaching Associate Professor, Applied Math and Statistics

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