Carroll College, Helena Montana


Dr. D.J. Cash

Dr. Dane (D.J.) CashAssistant Professor of History.  Dr. Cash received his Ph.D. from Boston University, where he completed fields in American History and International History.  His research focuses on the intersection of American foreign relations and political culture, as reflected in his dissertation, "The Forgotten Debate: American Political Opinion Journals and the Korean War," which he is currently working on turning into a book manuscript.  Prior to coming to Carroll, Dr. Cash taught American History for four years at Emmanuel College in Boston, MA, and teaches both American History and East Asian History at Carroll.  Dr. Cash enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, rooting relentlessly for the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots, and is excited to take advantage of all the hiking and kayaking opportunities that Montana has to offer.

Fields taught: American History and East Asian History

Read more about Dr. Cash

Dr. Jeanette M. Fregulia

Associate Professor of History.  Dr. Fregulia earned her Ph.D. at the University of Nevada, Reno, completing fields in Renaissance History, European Gender History, and Comparative European Family 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 around the eastern Mediterranean.  When she is not in the archives or along a historic trade route she is dedicated to time with family and friends, enjoying the gifts of natures, and really good food. 

Courses include:  Renaissance History, History of the Modern Middle East and Islam, Gender History and Theory, History of the Mediterranean, Historiography, Research Seminar, An Elusive Peace - Study Abroad to the Middle East (Egypt, Israel, the Palestinian  Territories and Jordan)

Dr. Fregulia's website

Dr. Edward Glowienka

Assistant Professor of Philosophy, joins the department for Fall, 2013.  Dr. Glowienka earned his Ph.D. from Emory University in April, 2013, with a dissertation "Leibniz's Metaphysics of Harmony."  He specializes in Modern Philosophy.

Dr. Beth Haile

Beth HaileAssistant Professor of Theology

Dr. Beth Haile earned her Ph.D. from Boston College in Theological Ethics.  Her dissertation focused on carving out a niche for moral theologians to address body image problems and eating disorders like anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.  Her interests include fundamental moral theology, bioethics, moral psychology, social ethics, and science and theology.

Classes taught: Theological Foundations, Healthcare Ethics, Moral Theology

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.

Dr. Jeremy JohnsonDr. Johnson teaches courses in American Politics at Carroll College including American National Government; Public Policy; Social Welfare Policy; the Presidency and Congress; Elections, Political Parties, and Public Opinion; American Political Development; Urban Politics; Data Analysis; and Senior Seminar. 

Jeremy is currently working on a book manuscript, provisionally entitled The Republican Welfare State:  Social Policy Reinvention from Nixon to Obama.  In addition Jeremy is in the process of finishing articles on housing voucher policy and Medicare competition.  Future projects will focus on partisan politics as a defining feature of the American polity and the largely unrecognized significance of the American presidency during the 1920s.  Before embracing the study of American politics, Jeremy was a buff on the history of the Byzantine Empire.  Jeremy is planning to expand his interests by going on nature walks, hikes, and rafting across Montana's pristine outdoor trails and rivers.

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, as well as comparative politics. Other duties include serving as the department chair, Carroll College's pre-law advisor, and the faculty advisor to Carroll's chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha. 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.You may view Bill's curriculum vitae here.

Dr. Erik Pratt

Dr. Erik Pratt received his Ph.D. in political science with emphasis in international relations from the University of California, Riverside, and his M.A. from California State University, Fullerton. Before coming to Carroll in the fall of 1990, he taught at College of the Desert and Cal-State Fullerton. He has published a book entitled Selling Strategic Defense and several articles concerning international issues. Dr. Pratt has been a National Endowment for the Humanities scholar in ethics and international affairs and a Fulbright scholar to China, as well as a Research Fellow at the Federation of American Scientists in Washington, D.C. and at the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation in La Jolla, California. When not coaching his expert negotiating team, he can be found fly fishing on the Dearborn River, waiting for the perfect catch.

Courses Taught: International Relations, US Foreign Policy, War & Peace, the Developing World, World Order & Interdependence, the Post-communist World, Research Seminar, International Negotiations, and Senior Seminar.

Dr. Mark Smilie

msmillieProfessor of Philosophy (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.

Personal website