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 Geiger

Jennifer GeigerChair of the Department of Natural Sciences                                                Associate Professor of Biology

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. 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. John Salzsieder

Dr. Salzsieder Professor of Chemistry
jsalzsie@carroll.edu
Phone: 406-447-4467

Education:
Ph.D. North Dakota State University,
B.S. North Dakota State University

Areas of Interest: Physical Chemistry

Courses Taught: General Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Essentials of Chemistry

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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Dr. Ron Wilde

Professor of ChemistryDr. Wilde
rwilde@carroll.edu
Phone: 406-447-4465

Education:
Ph.D. Colorado State University,
M.S. South Dakota State University,
B.S. South Dakota State University

Areas of Interest: Organic Chemistry

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

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