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, Dr. MacKenzie enjoys skiing, biking, hiking, and photography.
Belle Marie is a Professor of Accounting in the Business Department. Her undergraduate degrees in French and Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting and Masters of Business Administration are from the University of Montana. She is ABD from George Fox University’s Doctor of Business Administration program with an emphasis in marketing. 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 Montana Society of CPAs.
Belle has over twenty years experience teaching a variety of accounting and business courses at the undergraduate and graduate level in Idaho, Alaska, and Montana. Her research includes financial literacy, corporate social responsibility, microfinance, integrated reporting, and fraud, ethics, and internal controls. Belle has published scholarly articles, presented a number of professional seminars, and was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to India to study 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 employment in the credit union industry.
In Belle's free time she enjoys her family, traveling, hiking, biking, playing pool, and reading.
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."
Julie's 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.
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.
His 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.
Annette's 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 advises Carroll's Enactus club.
Annette 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.
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.
Beth also provides consulting outreach to the community. She 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.
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.