Carroll College, Helena Montana


Dr. Sam Alvey

Dr. Sam AlveyAssociate Professor of Biology
Phone: 406-447-4313

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
Phone: 406-447-5176

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

Dr. Christine Eckel

Dr. Eckel and her English Setter, Zelda
Associate Professor of Biology
Phone: 406-447-5410

Ph.D. Neurobiology & Anatomy, University of Utah School of Medicine
M.A. Human Biodynamics, University of California, Berkeley
B.A. Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley

Areas of Interest: Human gross anatomy, microanatomy, physiology, teaching Innovation, educational research

Courses Taught: Anatomy & Physiology I and II; Advanced Dissection




Dr. Jennifer Glowienka

Jennifer GlowienkaAssociate Professor of Biology
Chair of the Department of Life and Environmental Sciences      
Phone: 406-447-4461

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

Areas of Interest: Plant systematics and evolution; landscape genetics

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

"Being at Carroll means that 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

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

Dr. Grant HokitAssociate Professor of Biology
Phone: 406-447-4460

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

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. Brandon Sheafor

Brandon Sheafor

Professor of Biology
Phone: 406-447-4566

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




Ms. Elizabeth Sheafor

Beth Sheafor, M.A. 

Elizabeth Sheafor, M.A.

B.A. Marine Biology, UC Santa Cruz
M.A. Physiolgoy, CU Boulder

Areas of interest:  Physiology, anatomy
Courses taught:  Anatomy & Physiology, Human Biology, General Biology






Dr. Gerald Shields

James J. Manion Endowed Chair of BiologyDr. Gerry Shields
Phone: 406-447-5464

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."

Professors Emeriti

  • Dr. John Addis, Biology
  • Dr. John Christenson, Biology and Chemistry
  • Msgr. Joseph Harrington, Biology
  • Dr. Marilyn Schendel, Biology and Chemistry