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Dean of Mathematics and Sciences


PhD, CASE Western Reserve University
MS, Cornell University
MS, University of Southern Maine
BGS, University of Massachusetts
AS, University of Massachusetts


Dr. DeVries joyfully serves the students and faculty of Arapahoe Community College as Dean for the school of Health, Mathematics and Sciences which provides world class educational experiences for students perusing certifications, career and technical degrees in the allied health professions as well as seamless associate or transfer degree pathways through the highest quality mathematics and sciences education available anywhere. Dr. DeVries has prior experience serving as a faculty member and administrator for Cuyahoga Community College, OH; CASE Western Reserve University, OH; University of New Hampshire, NH; University of Southern Maine, ME; Cornell University, NY; and Tufts University, MA. Dr. DeVries is an award-winning developer of transformative curriculum and experiential education. He is a prolific author, researcher and lecturer at the interface between the wisdom traditions reflected in the humanities, social and psychologically related scientific disciplines. Samuel has broad and deep personal interests ranging from farming to fly fishing, from cooking to human physical, and spiritual development. He finds joy rowing a single skull, sailing, skiing, hiking, horseback riding, and spending time in scholarly collegial conversation. He is as at home turning on the lights as he is wiring a circuit, as comfortable tinkering on a car as driving it, raising food as cooking or eating it. He loves music, art, literature, philosophical books and ideas, people and the promoting of abundant, sustainable Human Being on our small blue planet three rocks from the sun. Dr. DeVries is also a psychotherapist in the state of Colorado. He trained and worked at the Medical University of South Carolina, Department of Psychiatry, in Charleston, SC. He further serves the community as the co-founding partner of "The-Opus", a private practice for Individual and Organizational Development. Samuel brings his rich past of professional developmental experiences as the owner and operator of Organic Farming operations in Massachusetts, Maine and Northern NY to all that he undertakes in the present moment.


samuel.devries [at]