Todd Ruskell
Teaching Professor

Todd RuskellAs a Teaching Professor, my primary responsibility is teaching. I am continually looking for the most effective ways we can help students learn physics at Colorado School of Mines. One technique we currently use in our large enrollment introductory courses is Studio Physics. I am particulary interested in how we can use technolgy to improve learning both in the Studio setting as well as in other situations. While I primarily teach the large enrollment Physics I and Physics II courses, I have been known to occasionally teach a senior/graduate level course in laser physics.


CoorsTek 320
Phone: 303-384-2080
Fax: 303-273-3919


  • PhD, University of Arizona
  • MS, University of Arizona
  • BS, Lawrence University

Research Areas

  • Education Developent
  • Studio Physics
  • Using Technology to Improve Pedagogy

Awards and Recognitions

Colorado School of Mines Alumni Teaching Award, 2005