Carin Knickel joined the Dean’s Cabinet as assistant dean for programs and talent last fall following a 32-year career in the energy industry and three years of service on the Engineering Advisory Council.
Her primary goal as assistant dean is to help develop the highly effective programs and processes that are needed as the college grows in size and reputation.
Knickel’s industry experience includes operations leadership in refining, marketing, transportation, exploration, and production for ConocoPhillips. She also held roles in business development, strategic planning, and commodity trading, and led the company’s specialty products business from 2001 to 2003. She became vice president of global human resources in 2003 and served on the company’s management committee from that time until she retired in mid-2012.
She has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from CU-Boulder and a master’s degree in management science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.