Associate Professor and Chair of the Education Department, received his Ed.D. from the University of Georgia. He is a member of the Council for Exceptional Children and currently serves as Membership Chair of the state organization. He is chair of the Montana Special Education Advisory Panel. He also holds memberships in the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and Phi Delta Kappa. His academic interests are in the area of Special Education administration, behavior management, and emotional disturbance.
He is also Director of the Gifted Institute.
Courses taught: Introduction to Exceptional Children, Collboration and Conferencing Techniques for Special Educators, Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities, and Special Education Methods.
Joe Helbling, assistant professor, received his Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut where he worked as a graduate researcher and consultant for the National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented. His professional interests include game-based learning, arts in education, literacy, talent development, and whole-school improvement through gifted education pedagogy. His hobbies include backpacking, espresso, and spending time with his wife and two daughters.
Courses Taught: Foundations of Education, Educational Psychology, Measurement & Assessment, and Classroom Management
Professor, received her Ed.D. from Montana State University. On campus she is the Director of Advising, is a member of the Quality of Student Life and Learning Committee, and serves on other college committees. She is the Northwest District representative to the American Association of Leisure and Recreation. Her special interests include using her expertise in first aid as a volunteer for the American Red Cross and the Big Sky Ski Patrol.
Courses Taught: Techniques of Basic Skills in Physical Education, Methods and Techniques of Teaching Fall/Spring Activities, Methods of Teaching Elementary Physical Education, Water Safety Instructor, Responding to Emergencies, Lifeguard Training, Swim Conditioning, and Introduction to Wellness.
Associate Professor, obtained his Ph.D. from Stanford University. On campus he is the Director of Student Teaching and Teacher Certification, the Chair of the Agenda Committee, and a member of both the Technology Task Force and the Liberal Arts Education Committee. Off campus he works with the Rhodes Consultation Group and is a member of the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Education Committee.
Courses Taught: Alpha Seminar, Elementary Science & Social Studies, Art Education in Elementary School, Secondary Social Studies, Education Internship, Education Seminar, and Student Teaching.
Lynette Zuroff is a professor of education and serves as Director of Teacher Education. Although her professional interests include all areas of education, she is especially interested in reading research and communication arts instruction. She teaches Children's Literature, Communication Arts I and II, Secondary Methods and Content Area Reading, Organization and Administration of the Reading Program, and Diversity Field Experience. One of her favorite activities is being in the public schools as she works with teacher education candidates. Dr. Zuroff is a participant in the Montana Council of Deans of Education and the International Reading Association.