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Lieutenant Colonel Nicholas Zeisler

Assistant Professor of Mathematical Sciences

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Official Photo of Nicholas Zeisler
Contact Information

(719) 333-4470




Lt Col Zeisler has served in Active Duty and the Air Force Reserves for over 26 years including time as an enlisted crypto-linguist Russian translator, a Wing Analyst, a Squadron Section Commander, an Analysis Flight Commander, Senior Operations Research Analyst, and Assistant Professor of Mathematics.

Additionally, in his civilian career he’s been a program manager, analyst, Process Engineer, Director of Customer Experience, and business consultant for companies such as Dell and Hewlett-Packard. He currently operates his own CX consultancy with clients in industries from oil and gas to technology to insurance and non-profits.

He lives in Denver, Colorado with his partner, Ron.


Master of Military Operational Arts & Sciences, Air University, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, AL (2009)

Master of Science, Operations Research, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH (2000)

Bachelor of Science, Mathematics, Colorado State University, Ft Collins, CO (1993)

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, U.S. Air Force Academy (2018-present)

Senior Operations Research Analyst, Headquarters US Air Force, A9, Pentagon, D.C. (2012-2018)

Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, U.S. Air Force Academy (2006-2012)

Honors & Awards

Meritorious Service Medal (w 1 device)

Air Force Commendation Medal (w 2 devices)

Air Force Achievement Medal

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (w 1 device)

Air Force Organizational Excellence Award (w 3 devices)

Air Force Good Conduct Medal

National Defense Service Medal (w 1 device)

Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal

Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon (w 1 device and gold border)

Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon (w 5 devices)

Armed Forces Reserve Medal (w hourglass and mobilization devices)

Air Force Training Ribbon (w 1 device)