Carroll College, Helena Montana

Faculty Development Committee

Faculty Development Committee

The FACULTY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE supports the professional lives of all faculty members of Carroll College.  Support may be monetary awards for conference travel or research, training on modern pedagogy, or programs such as the faculty mentorship program.  The goal of the committee is to encourage, support, and report on professional development within our faculty.  The current committee members are:

Dr. Leslie Angel

Dr. Leslie Angel is an Assistant Professor who completed her Ph.D. in Dr. Leslie AngelExperimental Psychology: Animal Behavior at the University of Montana in Missoula. Her interests include comparative metacognition, cognitive neuroscience, and cognitive errors, such as irrational thinking, biases, and inaccurate memories. Courses taught: General Psychology, Learning, Cognition, Physiological Psychology, Brain & Behavior, Developmental Psychology, and Canine Science for the HAB program. Outside of work she loves to ride horses, hike with her human and canine family, camp, and travel.

"It is so much fun to share my love of psychology with the bright, motivated, and talented students at Carroll.  The close connection that exists between the faculty and students here is so unique among colleges and really makes for a special teaching and learning environment.  I find my students' love of learning and their energy to be inspiring."

Loren Graham

Associate Professor of English

Education: M.A. in English and American Literature, Baylor University, Loren Graham1986; M.F.A. in Creative Writing, University of Virginia, 1988 Areas of research or interests:Creative writing, translation, and modern poetry.. Mr. Graham has written several pieces of published work, including Mose (Wesleyan University Press, 1994), The Ring Scar (Word Press, 2010) and over 100 poems, stories, and essays published in literary magazines. He also manages the campus literary magazine, Colors, and has won numerous fellowships, including Writer's Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, 2009, numerous fellowships at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, mostly recently Summer 2010, John Ciardi Fellowship, 1996, and DuPont Fellowship, 1987.

Dr. Colin Thomas

Assistant Professor of ChemistryColin Thomas

Phone: 406-447-4320

Ph.D. Georgia Institute of Technology
B.S. University of California, Davis
Areas of Interest:  Inorganic, Organometallic, and Green chemistry
Courses Taught: General Chemistry, Instrumental Methods, Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, and Essentials of Chemistry

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Cynde Watkins, MSN, FNP-C

BA in Nursing from Carroll College, 1992
MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA, 2006

Nursing experience: oncology, ICU, radiology/special procedures at St. Peter's Hospital, office nurse at cardiology clinic, ICU nurse at VA Montana Healthcare.  Special nursing interests: intensive care, oncology and patient advocacy in nursing.

Special Interests: Cynde is an avid reader and loves the outdoors and animals.  She and her husband have raised three boys and now share their home with two dogs, three cats and assorted fish.