Associate Professor of Political Science
The author of No Middle Ground: How Informal Party Organizations Control Nominations and Polarize Legislatures (University of Michigan Press, 2009), Seth Masket is not only a respected scholar, he’s also a popular blogger and tweeter.
The Emil and Eva Hecht Chair in Judaic Studies
Director, University of Denver Center for Judaic Studies
Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy
A scholar of Jewish philosophy and the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, Sarah Pessin has published extensively within her field and on topics that engage her passions.
Associate Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Barry Zink, who came to DU in 2006, studies experimental condensed matter physics or, as he said, “I come up with new ways to measure how stuff acts.”
PhD ’11, creative writing
In 2010, Richard Froude began volunteering at a Denver hospital, writing “legacy documents” with palliative care patients, many of whom had little time left to live.
As a Puksta Scholar, Ericca McCutcheon received financial aid to attend DU. To maintain funding, she was asked to give back to the community.
JD ’08, Sturm College of Law
Coloradans know Andrew Romanoff as the four-term legislator who served as speaker of the state’s House of Representatives and as the indefatigable campaigner who, in 2010, challenged incumbent Sen. Michael Bennet during the Democratic Party primary season.
PhD ’06, Morgridge College of Education
In 2011, President Barack Obama singled out Kristin Waters for special praise in his State of the Union Address, noting that as principal of Denver’s Bruce Randolph School, once rated one of the worst schools in Colorado, she’d presided over a transformation that culminated with 97 percent of the school’s seniors receiving their diploma.
Director, School of Accountancy
At the helm of the School of Accountancy for just a year, Sharon Lassar already has led an initiative that resulted in the first Accounting Scholars Development Program at DU.