Instuctors

John M Stermole,

Education: B.S.B.A., Finance, University of Denver, and M.S., Mineral Economics, Colorado School of Mines

Background:  Currently John is the President of Investment Evaluations Corporation.  Since 1988 John has taught as a lecturer at Colorado School of Mines for theDepartments of Mineral Economics, and Chemical Engineering.  John has also served as a Fellow to the institute for Global Resources Policy at Colorado School of Mines.  John has also taught as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Denver, College of Law in the Natural Resources and Environmental Law program.  John has presented more than 500 “Economic Evaluation” short courses for mineral, petroleum, non0mineral companies, and government agencies.  In addition to teaching in the United States, John has also taught short courses in Australia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Indonesia, South Africa, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, South Korea and England.

Industry Experience: Prior to joining Investment Evaluations Corporation on a full time basis, John gained three years of industry experience with Lowdermilk Construction located in Englewood, Colorado.  While working at Lowdermilk he applied economic evaluation techniques to heavy construction projects relating to mine site development, highway construction, and in replacement analysis.

Publications: John M Stermole is the co-author of Economic Evaluations and Investment Decision Methods currently in its 13th Edition, as well as the related Self Teaching Manual for the Text, and Problem Solutions Manual for the Text.  John also co-authored the 1st Edition of the Global Mining Taxation Comparative Study.

Andrew H. Pederson
Education: B.A., Economics “The Modern Economic Enterprise”, M.T. Masters of Tax Law, University of Denver
Background:Andrew Pederson, has been working with Investment Evaluations Corporation since March of 2010.  In 2007 he received his B.A. in Economics from Pacific Lutheran University and has a master’s degree in taxation from Denver University in the Sturm College of Law, August 2012. In 2017 Andy was added as an author on the textbook “Economic Evaluations and Investment Decision Methods,” 15th Edition.

In 2016 Andy was promoted to Teaching Associate Professor at Colorado School of Mines in the Division of Economics and Business. From 2012 thru 2015 Andy has worked as an Adjunct Professor in the Division of Economics and Business teaching Engineering Economics to undergraduate students at Colorado School of Mines (CSM). In 2011 Andy served as a Teaching Assistant for the academic courses taught in the Division of Economics and Business, and the Division of Chemical and Biological Engineering at CSM. As a Teaching Associate Professor, Andy lectures and works on course development and assisting students in building their understanding of the concepts presented in class. More than 800 combined undergraduate and graduate students have taken this course in each of the last two years at CSM.

While working with Investment Evaluations Corporation, Andy has lectured in the Colorado School of Mines public short courses, as well as in-house courses for the companies listed below.  During those courses he provided lecture and addressed questions during problem solving.  Andy is also responsible for website support, course management and revision work leading in part to the 16th Edition of the course textbook.

Prior to working for Investment Evaluations Corporation Andy worked for the YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap County’s where Andy gained management and budgeting experience, managing a branch, writing the budget, and developing and teaching programs for adults as well as running youth development programs for inner city youth.