Dr. Doug MacKenzie joined Carroll College in 2011 after having taught economics for over twenty years. After teaching as a graduate student at the University of Connecticut, he taught as an instructor at Kean University during the 1990's. Since 1999, Doug has worked at George Mason University, Ramapo College, SUNY Plattsburgh, the US Coast Guard Academy, and Ohio Northern University.
Dr. MacKenzie has a Ph.D. Economics from George Mason University and specializes in the economics of wars, the economic history of financial crises, and long term fiscal burdens. His favorite class to teach at Carroll is Money, Banking, and Financial Markets because "it delves into the most subtle and important aspects of modern economic systems."
Dr. MacKenzie encourages Carroll business students to get involved with Enactus, an international non-profit organization that works with leaders in business and higher education to mobilize university students to make a difference in their communities while developing the skills to become socially responsible business leaders, and with study abroad programs. In his free time, he enjoys skiing, biking, hiking, and photography.
Belle Marie is a Professor of Accounting and Business. She received undergraduate degrees in French and Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Montana. Belle is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and holds memberships in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Institute of Management Accountants, Institute of Internal Auditors, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and Society for Human Resource Management. She has taught a variety of accounting and business-related courses at the undergraduate and graduate college level in Idaho and Montana for the past twenty-two years. Her research focus is in the areas of fraud, ethics, internal controls, and accounting/auditing standards. Belle has published and presented various professional seminars and was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to India. Her professional experience also includes accounting as a sole practitioner and employment in the banking industry. In her free time she enjoys traveling, biking, hiking, kayaking, reading, and family.
Julie Mull is Associate Professor of Business. Shehas securities licenses (Series 6 and 63) and passed the Certified Financial Planner exam in July 2011. Her background includes pursuing an M.S. in Family Financial Planning from Montana State University, an M.B.A. from Indiana University at IPFW (Indiana-Purdue at Fort Wayne), a M.A. in Mass Communication from the University of Denver, and aB.A. in Liberal Studies from the University of Louisville. Julie believes that Carroll College's warm and vibrant atmosphere and vast opportunities for professional, personal, and spiritual growth offered each and every day lends itself to many student opportunities. "I really favor experiential and project based learning approaches. Some subjects are more conducive to this approach than others, but every effort is made to provide students with some form of hands on learning opportunities within each class. There are also many opportunities to hear and meet outside professionals as guest speakers within many of the classes to provide further clarification and provide a more dynamic insight into the topic."
Her favorite class to teach is Personal Finance because it provides the basic foundation for students to know the ground rules for everyday finances and arms them with pertinent information needed to analyze essential future financial products such as various forms of insurance and retirement plans. She is most interested in providing financial literacy education to all, as it is a crucial fundamental that affects all individuals in all walks of life. "I find it tragic that so many people suffer needlessly due to a lack of basic understanding of financial principles in their everyday lives."
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. He 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. Hobbies include hiking, fishing, hunting and family.
Annette Ryerson is Associate Professor of Marketing in the Business, Accounting, and Economics Department at Carroll College. Annette earned her BA in Economics, Rutgers University, her MBA in Marketing from The College of William and Mary, and her DBA in Marketing from Nova Southeastern University. Her areas of expertise include personal selling as it pertains to women, tourism marketing and economics, case based applications with regard to marketing and marketing research and marketing pedagogy. She enjoys teaching those who know nothing of marketing and also those who want to dig deeper into the specific areas of Consumer Behavior, Marketing Research and Personal Selling. Annette has been published numerous time in various journal and reviews as well. She and her husband have three boys who keep them very busy. Her first love is running, and all the men in her household play tennis. Their family have spent the last four summers in Seeley Lake, Montana and hope to continue this now that they have moved to Helena. She advises Carroll's Enactus club.
Business Department Chair Bethalee Schoyen joined Carroll College’s faculty in 1987 and is a Professor of Business in the Business, Accounting, and Economics Department. She has earned three master’s degrees in Political Science, Personnel and Labor Relations and Business Administration. With this background, Beth teaches a variety of courses in the management and international areas. She also provides consulting outreach to the community. Beth currently serves as the department chairperson and served as Faculty Dean for 3 years. She has been very active in the study abroad program, taking students on some 15 trips to over 9 different countries. Hobbies include travel, reading, handgun shooting, and taking care of her pets.
Eugene Franks, Professor of Economics
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, Professor of Economics both received Fulbright scholarships.