Carroll College, Helena Montana


Dr. Jeanette Fregulia

Associate Professor of History, earned her Ph.D at the University of Nevada, Reno, and completed fields in Renaissance History, Gender History, and Comparative European Family History.  For her dissertation, Dr. Fregulia conducted archival research in Milan, Italy.  Her varied research interests include the mercantile activities of women in late Renaissance and early modern Italy, Renaissance Italian social history, and women and gender in European history.  In addition, Dr. Fregulia holds a Masters Degree in Middle Eastern Area Studies from the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies, and continues to pursue scholarly interests in this area as well.

Fields taught:  Ancient Greece and Rome, Renaissance History, Medieval History, History of Ireland, European Gender History, and History of the Modern Middle East

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Ms. Michelle Lewis


Michele is the Director of International Programs at Carroll College. Michelle Lewis has worked in international education since 1988. She was an ESL teacher and school director 1988-1998, and the director of international programs at Idaho State University from 1998-2006. Now she's here at Carroll! She's worked with students from over 50 countries, and travelled to over 30 countries. She was born and raised in Colorado, but have lived in California, Arizona, Washington, DC, Florida and studied abroad in France during college.

Michelle states, "The value and the quality of education that you receive is recognized in Carroll College's rankings. You will actually get to know your professors, which is so important for going on to graduate or professional study since recommendations are a large part of the graduate and professional school admissions process."

Dr. Brian Matz

Associate Professor

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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, 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. John C. Ries


Dr. John C. Ries holds M.A. degrees in philosophy from St. Louis University and the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. He also holds an M.A./S.T.L. and Ph.D./S.T.D. from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. His special interests include: systematic/fundamental theology, continental philosophy, philosophical and theological ethics, philosophy of religion, hermeneutics.

Courses taught at Carroll: Theological Foundations, History of Christian Thought, Perspectives in Philosophy, Ethics, The God Question, Church and Worship

Courses taught elsewhere: Ethics, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Human Nature, God and Philsophy (TH)-Sacraments, Catholic Beliefs, Moral Theology

Dr. Elvira Roncalli (Director)

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. Alex Street