Dr. Doug MacKenzie is an Assistant Professor of economics in the Business Department at Carroll College. He earned a PhD in Economics from George Mason University, an MA in Economics with a concentration in Monetary Economics from the University of Connecticut, and a BA in Economics from Kean University.
Doug has taught in higher education for over twenty years. His teaching experience includes both the undergraduate and graduate levels at the University of Connecticut, Kean University, George Mason University, Ramapo College, SUNY Plattsburgh, the US Coast Guard Academy, and Ohio Northern University. Doug has published extensively including journal articles, policy/issues papers, conference proceedings, book reviews, and textbook materials. He has presented papers both within the U.S. and internationally and has been an invited guest on several economic programs. Doug specializes in the economics of wars, the economic history of financial crises, long term fiscal burdens, and other important aspects of modern economic systems. In addition, he has a particular interest in ethics and economics. Doug has affiliation with a number of professional economic associations including the American Economic Association.
In his free time, Doug enjoys skiing, biking, hiking, and photography.
Dr. Belle Marie is a professor of accounting in the Business Department. She earned a Doctor of Business Administration degree with a concentration in marketing from George Fox University, a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Montana, and an undergraduate degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting and a minor in French from the University of Montana, and studied abroad in Beaune, France. Her professional certifications include Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). She holds memberships in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Institute of Management Accountants, Institute of Internal Auditors, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and Montana Society of CPAs.
Belle has taught a variety of accounting, finance, and business courses at the undergraduate and graduate level in Montana, Alaska, and Idaho for over twenty years. Her research includes financial literacy, corporate social responsibility, microfinance, integrated reporting, and fraud, ethics, and internal controls. Belle has published scholarly articles, presented numerous professional seminars, and was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to India where she studied socioeconomic issues of gender. She holds the Mandeville Endowed Professorship in Accounting and was the 2006 recipient of the Carroll College Distinguished Scholar Award. Her professional experience includes accounting as a sole practitioner and leadership roles in the credit union industry.
In Belle’s free time, she enjoys her family, travel, cultural events, and outdoor activities.
Julie Mull is an Associate Professor in the Business Department and teaches a wide variety of finance courses. Her educational background includes a BA in Liberal Studies from the University of Louisville, an MA in Mass Communication from the University of Denver, an MBA from Indiana University at IPFW (Indiana-Purdue at Fort Wayne) with a certificate in entrepreneurship, and an MS in Family Financial Planning from Montana State University. She is pursuing a doctorate in personal financial planning from Kansas State University.
Julie is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) and has obtained the Series 6 and 63 security licenses. She is a member of the American Finance Association. Julie has previous teaching experience and nearly twenty years experience in the banking industry. Julie's favorite class to teach is Personal Finance which provides the basic foundation in financial literacy education for students from any major at Carroll College. Julie has served on a number of Carroll College committees and was the faculty advisor for the CFA competition (finance competition) hosted by the Spokane Society of CFAs.
In her free time, Julie enjoys spending time with her family and walking with her two golden retrievers.
Melvin L. McFetridge is an Associate Professor of Accounting in the Business, Accounting, and Economics Department at Carroll College. Mel earned his Master of Arts from Western State College in Gunnison, Colorado and completed Post Graduate studies at the University of Wyoming. He has been a college educator since 1973 teaching a variety of accounting courses at Central Wyoming College, University of Wyoming, Montana State University, and Zayed University before coming to Carroll College.
Melvin has served in various administrative positions including Department Head, Associate Dean and Interim Dean, and Assistant Dean. Professional service has included serving as a board member and President of the Montana Society of CPAs and Council Member for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He has published several articles in business education journals and the Montana CPA along with presentations at international conferences. His current research interest focuses on financial reporting transparency in developing markets and accounting pedagogy in undergraduate accounting courses.
Melvin's hobbies include hiking, fishing, hunting and family.
Annette Ryerson is an Associate Professor of Marketing in the Business Department at Carroll College. Annette earned her BA in Economics from Rutgers University, her MBA in Marketing from The College of William and Mary, and her doctorate (DBA) in Marketing from Nova Southeastern University.
Annette's professional experience includes six years as a faculty member at Black Hills State University and a decade of pharmaceutical sales with Merck. Annette's areas of expertise include personal selling as it pertains to women, tourism marketing and economics, and case based applications related to marketing, marketing research and marketing pedagogy. She enjoys teaching those new to the field of marketing and also those who want to dig deeper into specific marketing areas. Annette has marketing consulting experience and has been published numerous time in various journals and reviews as well. She advises Carroll's Enactus club.
Annette and her husband have three boys who keep them very busy. Annette is an avid runner and has competed in marathon races. Annette and her family enjoy spending summers in Seeley Lake, Montana.
Professor Bethalee Schoyen joined Carroll College’s faculty in 1987 and currently serves as the Business Department Chair. A native of Michigan, Beth's educational background includes a BS in Education (History/Political Science), an MA in Political Science, a MS in Administration with a concentration in Personnel and Labor Relations, and an MBA. With this diverse background, Beth teaches a variety of courses in the management and international areas.
In addition to college teaching in Michigan and Montana, Beth's prior experience includes recruitment and retention in hospital settings. Beth holds membership in the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and also provides consulting outreach to the community. She served as Carroll College's Faculty Dean for 3 years. Beth has been very active in Carroll College's study abroad program and has taken a number of students - both novices to international travel and experienced travelers - on approximately 20 trips to over 9 different countries.
Beth's hobbies include travel, reading, handgun shooting, and taking care of her pets.
The Business Department is proud to have two Fulbright Scholars as part of the faculty. Professor Belle Marie, Professor of Business and Accounting and Professor Gene Franks, Faculty Emeritus Professor of Economics both received Fulbright scholarships.
The Business Advisory Council is comprised of local business owners and executives. The Business Advisory Council serves as an advisory body to the department of business. The current council members are:
Russ Cargo is a principal in the consulting firm, Third Sector Services, LLC, founded in 1998 to help strengthen nonprofit organizations. For the last sixteen years he has devoted his work towards developing Nonprofit Management and Philanthropic Studies as an academic discipline.
He is currently helping Carroll College in Helena, Montana, and the American Public University System establish nonprofit management programs by developing courses and teaching. Before his retirement in 2008 he directed the Nonprofit and Civil Society Program at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). Prior to that he created the Nonprofit Enterprise Institute at Virginia Commonwealth University and he founded the Nonprofit Management Program at George Mason University in 1994. He designed and now directs Omicron Delta Kappa's (the national leadership honor society) "Campus Leaders Today; Community Leaders Tomorrow" program that prepares young college leaders to serve on nonprofit boards.
Adjunct Professor John Doubek teaches Business Law at Carroll. Graduated from Carroll in 1973, then the University of Montana Law School in 1976.
John was hired to try all of the utility and transportation cases of the Montana Consumer Counsel during the next three years. He had about 80 trials during those years before the Montana PSC,FERC,IIC,CAB and several other federal courts around the country, and lived out of suitcases for a couple of years. Subsequently, John entered private practice in Helena, where he has remained. Doubek & Pyfer, LLC involves primarily medical malpractice, products liavility, workers comp, other personal injury and complex business litigation. John is admitted to all courts, state and federal, in Montana as well as the 6th, 9th, and 10th Circuit Courts of Appeal, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and all Interstate Commerce services. He has handled over 60 cases before the Montana Supreme Court and over 100 jury trials. In addition, John has been a lecturer before various legal groups/seminars.
Betsy Hussey joined the Business Department faculty in the fall of 2007 teaching both individual and corporate tax. She is a graduate of Carroll College, a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in Montana, and a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor. Betsy maintains memberships in the Montana Society of CPAs and the Helena Chapter of the Montana Society of CPAs. Her professional experience includes previous employment with a regional accounting firm along with teaching math and accounting at the college level. She currently owns her own accounting firm specializing in tax preparation, payroll, bookkeeping, and not-for-profit accounting. In her free time, Betsy enjoys spending time with her family and is an avid equestrian competing in the sport of dressage.