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David Frossard

  • Computing, Communications, and Information Technologies
  • Colorado School of Mines
    Golden, CO 80401


  • PhD University of California at Irvine, 1994
  • BS Virginia Commonwealth University, 1980


  • Sustainable community development theory and practice
  • Humanitarian engineering
  • Economic inequality
  • Anthropology of agriculture in Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa
  • Ecological sustainability and biodiversity
  • "Peasant science"


  • Co-Coordinator of the Peace Corps Prep program at Mines
  • Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Philippines '85-'87, Zambia '03-'05)
  • Instructor: Humanitarian Engineering Program
  • Instructor: McBride Honors Program
  • Past faculty advisor for these Mines clubs: Engineers Without Borders/Bridges to Prosperity (now called Mines Without Borders); the Oredigger student newspaper; Engineers for a Better World; Amnesty International; Ballroom Dance Club
  • Camping and hiking
  • Mountain biking with single-speed 29ers
  • Computing with Linux and open source