Carroll College, Helena Montana


Dr. Jeremy Johnson

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. Since arriving at Carroll College in 2011 he has taught courses in American Politics including: American National Government; Public Policy; Social Welfare Policy; Health Policy; the Presidency and Congress, Elections, Political Parties, and Public Opinion; American Political Development; City Politics; Montana State Politics; Political Research Methods; American Political Thought; Topics in American Politics; Freshman Alpha Seminar; Senior Seminar; and supervises the political internship program.

Jeremy is currently working on a book manuscript, provisionally entitled The Republican Welfare State: A Century of Social Policy Re-Invention. Before embracing the study of American politics, Jeremy was a buff on the history of the Byzantine Empire and is the Interim Director of the Classics program at Carroll. Curriculum vitae

Dr. William Parsons

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. Other duties include serving as the director of the Constitutional Studies Center, Carroll College's pre-law advisor, and the director of Carroll's Honors Scholars Program. Bill's forthcoming book, Machiavelli's Gospel, is a study of the political thought of Machiavelli. When he is not rigorously appraising student essays, he can be found chasing his infant daughter. You can view Bill's curriculum vitae here.

Dr. Erik Pratt

Dr. Eric Pratt

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. He was the principle author and co-director of an Undergraduate International Studies & Foreign Language Education (Title VI) grant, which facilitated Carroll’s development of a minor in Latin American Studies. Dr. Pratt has been a National Endowment for the Humanities scholar in Ethics and International Affairs, a Fulbright scholar to China, as well as a Research Fellow at the Federation of American Scientists in Washington, D.C., at in Alexandria, VA, and at the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation in La Jolla, California. He was awarded the Carroll College Distinguished Scholar Award in 2007 and Outstanding Teaching Award in 2012.  When not coaching his expert negotiating team, he can be found fly fishing on a nearby river, waiting for the perfect catch.

Dr. Alex Street

Dr. Alex StreetAlex Street grew up in the UK and has a BA from the University of Oxford.  He holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley, and has also worked at Universities in Germany, Italy and upstate New York. Alex studies Comparative and American politics, focusing mainly on political participation. He has written about why immigrants naturalize, how voters choose between candidates, how immigrants develop a preferences for political parties, and how voter registration laws affect turnout, among other topics. Alex has taught political science classes in universities in the US and Germany, and (as a volunteer) in prisons in California and New York.  He enjoys spending time with his family and outdoors, especially in the mountains. A link to his personal website is here:

One of Alex's classes involves an Exit Poll in Lewis and Clark County.  Here is a summary of the results from 2014.