Teaching Associate Professor & Nature and Human Values Coordinator, Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
Olivia Burgess is a Teaching Assistant Professor in HASS at the Colorado School of Mines. Her BA (Texas State University-San Marcos), MA, and Ph.D. (both from Texas A&M University) are all in English. Her dissertation focused on the body and utopian thinking in 20th and 21st century literature. After serving as a post-doc lecturer and as interim Coordinator of Instructional Technology at Texas A&M University, she taught at the Missouri University of Science & Technology, where she received an Outstanding Teaching Award and a fellowship to support online course development. Dr. Burgess joined CSM in the Fall of 2014. In addition to teaching Nature and Human Values, Dr. Burgess has taught courses in composition, research writing, science fiction, film, technical communication, layout and design, and technical marketing communication. Her publications have included research on Fight Club as a utopian narrative, the connections between playfulness and utopian thinking, and online teaching and instructional technology.