Carroll College, Helena Montana


Dr. Jeremy Johnson - Interim Director

Dr. Jeremy Johnson

Jeremy Johnson received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Brown University. He holds additional graduate degrees in public administration and history from Villanova University. Since arriving at Carroll College in 2011 he has taught courses in American Politics including: American National Government; Public Policy; Social Welfare Policy; Health Policy; the Presidency and Congress, Elections, Political Parties, and Public Opinion; American Political Development; City Politics; Montana State Politics; Political Research Methods; American Political Thought; Topics in American Politics; Freshman Alpha Seminar; Senior Seminar; and supervises the political internship program.

Jeremy is currently working on a book manuscript, provisionally entitled The Republican Welfare State: A Century of Social Policy Re-Invention. Before embracing the study of American politics, Jeremy was a buff on the history of the Byzantine Empire and is the Interim Director of the Classics program at Carroll. Curriculum vitae

Dr. Jeanette M. Fregulia

Dr. Fregulia earned her Ph.D. at the University of Nevada, Reno (2007) in Renaissance Italian History.  Her research focuses on merchants and material, cultural, and social exchanges between early modern Italy and the Eastern Mediterranean, as well as on the role of  gender in the the history of Mediterranean exchanges.  In addition, she holds a Masters Degree in Middle East Area Studies from the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies, and continues to actively pursue research in the history of the Middle East and Islam.

Dr. Fregulia's research takes her  to Italy, and the eastern Mediterranean.  Outside of work, she most enjoys time with family and friends, hiking and enjoying the gifts of nature, and really good food. 

Fields:  Renaissance/Early Modern Mediterranean History, History of the Middle East and Islam, and Gender History.  She also leads study abroad opportunities for Carroll College.

Dr. Brian Matz

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Associate Professor of Theology

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Following an early career in the business world, Dr. Matz earned a Th.M. in Historical Theology from Dallas Seminary, a Ph.D. in Historical Theology/Early Christianity from Saint Louis University, and a Ph.D. and S.T.D. in social ethics from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.

His special interests include: history of Christianity and social ethics.

Dr. William Parsons

Bill ParsonsBill Parsons earned his B.A. from the University of Maine and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. He teaches courses in ancient and modern political thought. Other duties include serving as the director of the Constitutional Studies Center, Carroll College's pre-law advisor, and the director of Carroll's Honors Scholars Program. Bill's current project is a study of the political thought of Machiavelli. When he is not rigorously appraising student essays, he can be found getting himself lost on the back roads of Montana.

Dr. Gerardo Rodriguez

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Assistant Professor of Theology

Dr. Rodríguez earned his Ph.D. from Saint Louis University in Historical Theology with particular emphasis on the reception of the New Testament in early Christian literature.  He earned his MA from Saint John’s University in Collegeville, MN where he focused on the Pauline letters.  He has taught at Lindenwood University and at Saint Louis University. His special interests include Pauline studies and history of biblical interpretation.

Classes he teaches at Carroll: Theological Foundations, Intro to the OT, Intro to the NT, and specialty courses in biblical studies.

Dr. Elvira Roncalli

Associate Professor and Department Chair, obtained her Ph.D. from the Université Catholique de Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium and her Laurea degree from the Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy.  She was the recipient of an Erasmus scholarship to the Husserl Archives at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, and of a Fulbright sholarship to Boston College and to the Library of Congress, Washington D.C. Her special interests include the philosophy of Hannah Arendt, Phenomenology, Continental Philosophy, Social and Political Philosophy, Feminist/Gender Theory and Ethics. Away from the classroom, she loves spending time with her family, friends, and travelling to Europe, especially to Italy. Courses taught: Perspectives in Philosophy, Ethics, Social & Political Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Philosophy and Gender, Ethical Theory, Philosophy Seminar: Phenomenology and Existentialism. (Dr. Roncalli is on Sabbatical leave for Fall, 2013)

Dr. Mark Smilie

msmillieProfessor (and acting Chair, for Fall, 2013), obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame. His special interests include the philosophy of Thomas Aquinas, philosophical anthropology, ancient & medieval philosophy, ethics, bioethics, and business ethics. He serves on the Ethics Committee at St. Peter's Hospital, the diocesan Seminarian Review Committee, and is a founder and board member of St. Andrew School, a K-12 school in Helena. Away from the classroom he enjoys spending time with his family. Courses Taught: Perspectives in Philosophy, Ethics, Bioethics, Medieval Philosophy, Philosophy of the Human Being, Business Ethics, Environmental Ethics.

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