Faculty

Dr. Jennifer Lowell

Jennifer LowellAssistant Professor, Jennifer Lowell, received her B.S. from the University of Arizona and her M.S. and Ph.D. from Colorado State University. Prior to teaching at Carroll, Dr. Lowell worked for six years at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a molecular epidemiologist studying the plague in Colorado and Kazakhstan. She spent two years as a post-doctoral researcher and adjunct faculty member at the University of Montana, teaching with the Montana Ecology of Infectious Disease Program, and two years working for the state of Montana as a Communicable Disease Epidemiologist.

Dr. Lowell's interests lie in "big picture" problems and how social, environmental, and ecological factors influence human health. Her research interests include the evolution of human pathogens, environmental drivers of disease distribution, and causes of disease disparities on local and international levels. Dr. Lowell enjoys the multidisciplinary nature of the Health Sciences, and the diverse opportunities that it provides to students.

In her leisure time, Dr. Lowell enjoys traveling, skiing, and white-water kayaking/rafting with her husband and daughter.

Courses taught: Introduction to Epidemiology, Global and National Health Policy Management and Issues, Research Methods for Health Sciences, and Public Health and the Environment.

Kelly Parsley

Kelly Parsley has a Master's Degree from the Pennsylvania State University and has been instructing college students since 1988. From 1996 to 2006 she served as the Education Coordinator for Helena's domestic violence/rape crisis program.

She worked as the Sexual Violence Prevention Coordinator for the Montana Coalition against Domestic and served on their Board of Directors for four years. She served three years on the Montana Crime Victim's Services Committee and was appointed by the Governor to serve on the Montana AIDS Advisory Council. In 2006, she was hired as the Executive Director of Youth Connections, an organization committed to prevention of teen violence and use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.

In the fall of 2000, Kelly Parsley was appointed to the Advisory Council of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC). She was elected Vice Chair in 2001 and served as President 2002-2005. In 2006 she wrote the field guide that Montana law enforcement officers use to respond to sexual assault crimes, and 2008 she completed the field guide law enforcement use to respond to domestic violence.

She is currently a professor in Carroll College's Health Science Program and has managed Montana's Rape Prevention Education Program since 2007. She also manages a Bacchus Network grant ($15,000 annually) and a Youth Connections Grant ($9,000 annually). In 2011, she was named the National Outstanding Prevention Professional of the Year by Outside the Classroom.

Courses Taught: Introduction to Community Health Methods, Grant Writing, Global and National Health Policy Management, Public Health Nutrition, Health Science Senior Seminar, and Planning, Implementing, and Evaluating Community Health Programs.