Jessica M. Smith is Assistant Professor in Liberal Arts and International Studies at the Colorado School of Mines. Trained as anthropologist, her research engages two major areas: the sociocultural dynamics of extractive and energy industries, with a focus on corporate social responsibility, social justice, labor, and gender; and engineering education, with a focus on socioeconomic class and social responsibility. She is the author of Mining Coal and Undermining Gender: Rhythms of Work and Family in the American West (Rutgers University Press, 2014), which was funded by a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Her current research project, “The Ethics of Extraction: Integrating Corporate Social Responsibility into Engineering Education,” investigates the sociotechnical dimensions of CSR for engineers in the mining, oil and gas industries and is funded by the National Science Foundation.
Carrie J McClelland is an Associate Teaching Professor at Colorado School of Mines. Carrie is a registered professional engineer with a passion for teaching the next generation of engineers to be well-rounded professionals who consider the technical aspects and the broader effects of their work. Her current research interests include pedagogical interventions in the classroom, including how to best teach technical and professional skills, and the flipped classroom.
Dr. Smith is an Assistant Professor in the Mining Engineering Department at the Colorado School of Mines. She is a cultural anthropologist with research and teaching interests in livelihoods and extractive industries, corporate social responsibility, indigenous peoples, artisanal and small-scale mining, and engineering education.
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