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.

Tim Melvin

tmelvin@carroll.edu
Instructor, received his M.A. in Mathematics from Sacramento State University and is currently working on his PhD in Mathematics at Washington State University.  His profession interests include Linear Algebra and Algebraic Geometry.  In his free time he loves reading fiction (especially if it’s good), playing racquetball and basketball, and enjoying a tasty brew and conversation with friends and family.

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.