Richard A. Chancellor
B.S., South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
M.S., South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
As an Adjunct Instructor I do not conduct research although I have conducted consulting work regarding mine regulation; permitting; and reclamation.
I received my Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in 1975. After serving four years in the United States Army, I returned to the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and received my Master of Science in Mining Engineering in 1981. After graduation I had a long career with the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Land Quality Division which regulates mining. I eventually became Division Administrator a position I held for nearly fourteen years until I became Administrator of the Abandoned Mine Land Division. While with the Land Quality Division I was selected to serve as the Chairman of the Reclamation Committee of the Western Interstate Energy Board associated with the Western States Governors Association. Upon retirement, I moved back to the Black Hills and did part-time consulting work until 2013 when I became an Adjunct Instructor in the Department of Mining Engineering and Management.
Fall Semester: MEM 466 Mine Management MEM 303 Underground Mining Methods and Equipment. Spring Semester: MEM 120 Introduction to Mining, Management and Sustainable Development MEM 405 Mine Permitting and Reclamation