Carroll College, Helena Montana

Faculty

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Carroll provides an environment geared toward success: classes are small; the professors know you personally; the professors work with you one-on-one and want you to succeed.

Dr. Kelly Cline

kcline@carroll.edu // Personal website
Associate Professor, earned his Ph.D. in Astrophysics from the University of Colorado. Those who reside in the Helena community have undoubtedly turned on their televisions, tuned into the local NBC affiliate, and watched Dr. Kelly Cline as he explores, examines, and explains astronomy on local news broadcasts. Famous for his packed public lectures on the same topic, what many people do not know is that Dr. Cline is not only an accomplishmed lecturer but also a gifted scholar and a world traveler. During the 2010-2011 academic year, Dr. Cline worked as a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Stirling's Department of Computing and Mathematics in Scotland while on sabatical from his position at Carroll. While in Scotland, Dr. Cline took his public lectures "global," presenting the world of astronomy to the Ochil Hills community and arousing the same kind of enthusiasm and praise he is met with in Helena. In continuing to work from the scholarly perspective on the pedagogy of classroom voting in mathematics, Dr. Cline's work reveals a new way in which instructors can keep their students engaged in course material. To support his research, Dr. Cline together with Dr. Holly Zullo landed a $180,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for their project titled "Project MathVote: Teaching Mathematics with Classroom Voting" from 2010 through 2013. Their work clearly demonstrates the important intersection of pedagogy and scholarship and will no doubt benefit faculty in and beyond their respective academic fields. During his time at the University of Stirling, Dr. Cline introduced the campus community to classroom voting while also overseeing the 2010 University Physics Competition, which involved 58 teams around the world.

We are lucky to have a colleague on Carroll's faculty who embodies the profession's dedication to teaching, research, and service and we look forward to his return in the fall of 2011. He also takes a special interest in the Mathematical Contest in Modeling. During his free time he enjoys gardening, piano, and traveling.

Courses Taught: Engineering Physics, Probability and Statistics, Numerical Computing and Visualization, and Differential Equations and Linear Algebra  II.

Dr. Lucas Kramer

Lucas Kramerlkramer@carroll.edu
Assistant Professor of Mathematics, received a Liberal Arts dual undergraduate degrees in Mathematics and Engineering Physics from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD in 2007, Master of Arts in Mathematics from Minnesota State University, Mankato in Mankato MN in 2009, and Ph.D in Mathematics from Iowa State University in Ames, IA in 2014.

During his Ph.D program at Iowa State, Dr. Kramer specialized in Combinatorics and studied under Dr. Ryan Martin with specific work geared toward partially ordered sets and colorings of arithmetic progressions.

Dr. Kramer teaches Differential and Multivariable Calculus and Elementary Statistics at Carroll. He enjoys working with students who are involved and take pride in their education, and glad to contribute to their success. He chose Carroll because is it considered to be one of the best Liberal Arts teaching institutes in the country. He is both proud and humbled to contribute to such an institution and has found both students and faculty to be both very bright and hard working.

Before he came to Carroll College, this native Minnesotan prepared for his moved to Montana by climing a "fourteener"!

Jack Oberweiser

Jack Oberweiserjoberwei@carroll.edu
Associate Professor, received his M.A.T. in mathematics from the University of Montana. During his free time he plays guitar and keyboards for a local band, has taken in numerous foster children over the years and adopted two through working with the Montana Foster and Adoptive Parents Association, and he volunteers at the Florence Critttenton Home rocking babies for a few hours every week.

Courses Taught: Pre-calculus, Calculus I & II, Elementary Statistics, Mathematics for Elementary Education, Teaching Math in the Elementary School, and Teaching Math in the Secondary Schools

Philip Rose

prose@carroll.edu // Personal website
Professor, received his M.S. in computation from Oxford University. His special interests include cryptography, J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Dickens, and musicals from the 1930’s, 40’s, and 50’s. During his free time he enjoys reading, stocking his woodpile, and trying unsuccessfully to clear the knapweed from his land.

Courses Taught: Introduction to Computer Science: C Programming, Data Structures & Program Design, Computer Architecture, Senior Seminar, Foundations of Mathematics, Modern Applications of Discrete Mathematics, Elementary Statistics, and Calculus I & II.

Dr. Eric Sullivan

Dr. Eric Sullivanesullivan@carroll.edu // Personal website
Assistant Professor of Mathematics, received his B.S. in Mathematics from Iowa State Univeristy 1998, M.S. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (2007), and his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Colorado Denver (2013).

Dr. Sullivan's mathematical interests include modeling of fluids in porous media using hybrid mixture theory, continuum mechanics, partial differential equations, and numerical methods for partial differential equations. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, biking, rock and ice climbing, kayaking, and generally being outdoors.

Dr. Ted Wendt

twendt@carroll.edu

Assistant Professor of Mathematics, received his B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science from Carroll College 2002, M.S. in Mathematics (2006), M.C.S. in Computer Science (2008) and Ph.D. in Mathematics (2008) from the University of Iowa.

Dr. Wendt’s professional interests include modeling collisions between deformable objects, partial differential equations, numerical methods, computer graphics, and computer simulations.  He is also a strong supporter of the Mathematical Contest in Modeling.  While his kids dominate most of his free time, he also enjoys reading, writing computer programs, playing sports, and being active outdoors.