Donald W. Gentry

Donald W. Gentry

AIME Past President
Member Society

Donald W Gentry is Professor of Mining Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO. He joined the CSM faculty in 1972 as Assistant Professor of Mining Engineering after working several years in industry. He received a BS in mining engineering from the University of Illinois in 1965, as well as an MS from the University of Nevada in 1967 and a PhD from the University of Arizona in 1972, also in mining engineering.

Dr. Gentry has presented many short courses and published extensively on the financial aspects of project and new mine-property valuation. He is co-author of Mine Investment Analysis and has consulted extensively on investment decision analysis, new property evaluation and project financing. He is past chairman of the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Dr. Gentry was the 1987 AIME Henry Krumb Lecturer and received the 1990 AI ME Mineral Industry Education Award. Named a Distinguished Member of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration in 1992, he was the 1993 President of the Society, and in 1996 he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering.