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Mike Siddoway

Associate Dean of the Faculty & Professor of Mathematics

Mike Siddoway is Associate Dean of the Faculty and Professor of Mathematics at Colorado College.  As Associate Dean, Mike’s principal responsibilities are faculty development and support, curriculum, and administration of grants that enrich the academic program. He works to enhance academic programs that link Colorado College to Colorado Springs and the surrounding region,  as  administrator for the Offices of  Sustainability and Field StudyCollaborative for Community Engagement, the IDEA Space and the Colket Center for Academic Excellence He promotes the academic development of new faculty and Riley Scholars, and supports the teaching and scholarly efforts of tenured faculty within Departments and Interdisciplinary Programs.

Mike’s specializations in Mathematics are in commutative algebra, module theory, and computational algebraic geometry.  His recent work is in divisibility theory of arithmetical rings, carried out jointly with Hungarian mathematician Pham Noc Ánh.

As Associate Dean of the Faculty, Mike’s principal activities that relate to Faculty development and support are:

  • orientation and mentoring of new faculty members
  • the hiring of Faculty Visitors in single-Block and full-year positions
  • support to Interdisciplinary Programs and Departments
  • stewardship of the I.D.E.A. Space and Office of Faculty Research Support

Positions and responsibilities relating to CC curricula and academics include:

  • service on the Committee on Instruction
  • development of the General Studies annual course schedule
  • review and approval of annual course schedules for Departments and Programs
  • coordination of searches for Block- and year-long faculty visitors
  • administration of external reviews of Departments and Programs
  • selection of and correspondence with external scholars for personnel reviews

The administration of institutional grants includes leadership and advisory roles on the Cultural Attractions committee, Kresge Fund for capital equipment requests (lab, studio, and technology needs), and the Advisory Board for the Paul Frederick Sheffer Fund.

For assistance with or information about any of these action areas, please contact Mike.


    B.S., 1979, University of Notre Dame
    M.S., 1985, Tulane University
    Ph.D., 1988, Tulane University