Carroll College, Helena Montana

Faculty

Dr. Sam Alvey

Dr. Sam AlveyAssociate Professor of Biology

Phone: 406-447-4313

Education:
Ph.D. University of California, Riverside,
B.S. California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Areas of Interest: Soil Microbiology, Microbial Ecology

Courses Taught: Introductory Biology, Microbiology, Plant Physiology

"I enjoy seeing alumni come back to campus because I am almost always impressed with the activities, professions and contributions they are making in their communities and world."

Jill Anne Dill

Laboratory Coordinator
jdill@carroll.edu
406-447-5176

Education:
M.S. St. Louis University
B.A. Drury College

Dr. Jennifer Glowienka

Associate Professor of Biology
Chair of the Department of Natural Sciences               
jglowienka@carroll.edu
Phone: 406-447-4461

Education:
Ph.D. University of Colorado, Boulder
B.S. Boise State University

Areas of Interest: Plant systematics and evolution; conservation genetics

Courses Taught: Biological Principles, Plant Biology, Genetics, Evolutionary Analysis

"For me, being at Carroll means that everyday I get to interact with bright, motivated students and work with dedicated and interesting colleagues."


Dr. Dan Gretch

Dr. Dan GretchAssociate Professor of Biology and Chemistry

Phone: 406-447-4463

Education:
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Madison
B.S. College of Great Falls

Areas of Interest: Biochemistry; Prion diseases

Courses taught: Biochemistry, Biochemistry II, Essentials of Organic and Biochemistry, Cell Biology

Dr. Grant Hokit

Grant HokitAssociate Professor of Biology

Phone: 406-447-4460

Education:
Ph.D. Oregon State University,
B.S. Colorado State University

Areas of Interest: Ecology, Herpetology

Courses Taught: Biological Principles, Ecology, Comparative Anatomy

"Beyond academics, the students at Carroll are top quality people… better than any other place I’ve taught before."

Dr. Stefanie Otto-Hitt

Stefanie Otto-HittAssistant Professor of Biology

Phone: 406-447-4716

Education:
Ph.D. State University of New York, Stony Brook
B.S. State University of New York, Stony Brook

Areas of Interest:

Courses Taught:  Biological Principles, Developmental Biology, Molecular Biology

Dr. Caroline Pharr

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
cpharr@carroll.edu
Phone: 406-447-4311

Education:
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin - Madison
B.S. Carroll College

Areas of Interest: Organic Chemistry, Chemical Education

Courses Taught: General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Advanced Organic Chemistry

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Dr. Gerald Shields

Gerry ShieldsJames J. Manion Endowed Chair of Biology
gshields@carroll.edu
Phone: 406-447-5464

Education:
Ph.D. University of Toronto,
M.S. Central Washington State College,
B.A. Carroll College

Areas of Interest: Population and Evolutionary Genetics

Courses Taught: Evolution, Senior Seminar, Honors Research

"most of the science students at Carroll are here for an education not just a degree."

Dr. Brandon Sheafor

Associate Professor of Biology
bsheafor@carroll.edu
Phone: 406-447-4566

Education:
Ph.D. University of Colorado, Boulder
B.A. The Colorado College

Areas of Interest: Physiological ecology of vertebrates, amphibian decline, adaptation to high altitude environments

Courses taught: Biological Principles, Animal Physiology, Physiological Ecology, Human Biology

Dr. Kyle Strode

Dr. Kyle StrodeAssociate Professor of Chemistry
strode@carroll.edu
Phone: 406-447-5564

Education:
Ph.D. Montana State University,
B.A. Manchester College

Areas of Interest: Analytical Chemistry

Courses Taught: General Chemistry, Quantitative Analysis

Dr. Anthony Szpilka

Anthony Szpilka
Phone:406-447-5449

Associate Professor, received his Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Cornell University. His research focused on theories of structural and magnetic ordering in alloys and magnetic solids; other current interests include electronics, thermodynamics, and statistical physics.  He enjoys hiking, bicycling, and cooking, and serves as a reader and catechist at the Cathedral of St. Helena.

Courses taught:Engineering Physics I & II (Mechanics, Electricity & Magnetism), Electronics & Circuit Analysis I & II, Thermodynamics, Modern Physics, Complex Analysis, Partial Differential Equations, Mathematical Optimization.

Dr. Colin Thomas

Chemisty Program Coordinator                                                                                                                   Dr. Colin Thomas                 Assistant Professor of Chemistry                                                
cthomas@carroll.edu
Phone: 406-447-4320

Education:
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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