Associate Professor and Department Chair, received his Ed.D. from the College of William & Mary in Virginia. His special interests include social psychology, clinical psychology, and the history and philosophical underpinnings of psychology. During his free time he enjoys hiking, camping, skiing, coaching soccer, and playing his trombone in the Helena Symphony.
Courses Taught: General Psychology, Social Psychology, Adolescent Psychology, History and Systems of Psychology, and Liberal Arts Studies.
"In the psychology department we try to get students actively engaged in learning through multimedia presentations, experiential learning activities, field trips, guest speakers, conference attendance, study abroad opportunities and anything else we can think of to link our subject matter to the lives of our students."
Professor, obtained her Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis. Her special interests involve researching the brain, hormones, and behavior. Away from the classroom she loves horses and competes in endurance riding, plays guitar and sings, and loves to ski.
Courses Taught: General Psychology, Learning & Cognition, Physiology Psychology, Health Psychology, Brain & Behavior.
"It is such fun to see my students working with animals and realizing they can now turn their love for animals into an academic experience and future career."
Dr. Leslie Angel is an Assistant Professor who completed her Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior at the University of Montana in Missoula. Her interests include comparative metacognition, cognitive neuroscience, and cognitive errors, such as irrational thinking, biases, and inaccurate memories. Courses taught: General Psychology, Learning, Cognition, Physiological Psychology, Brain & Behavior, Developmental Psychology, and Canine Science for the HAB program. Outside of work she loves to ride horses, hike with her human and canine family, camp, and travel.
"It is so much fun to share my love of psychology with the bright, motivated, and talented students at Carroll. The close connection that exists between the faculty and students here is so unique among colleges and really makes for a special teaching and learning environment. I find my students' love of learning and their energy to be inspiring."
Visiting Professor, received his Ph.D. from the University of Montana. His interests include behavioral neuroscience and comparative psychology, specifically the relationship between the ultimate (evolutionary biology) and proximate (behavioral economics) causes of behavior. When not in the classroom or laboratory, he enjoys hiking, camping, snowboarding, and any other combination of mountains, snow, water, or dogs.
Courses taught: General Psychology, Research Methods, Physiological Psychology, Brain and Behavior, Social Psychology, History and Systems of Psychology, and Senior Theses.
"It really is a privilege to work with the students at Carroll College. The smaller classes and motivated student body make the courses and labs such a rich and rewarding experience. I really treasure the opportunity to be a part of their personal and intellectual development."
Associate Professor, received her Ph.D. from Columbia Pacific University. Her interests include parent-child bonding and violence prevention. She maintains a private counseling practice in transpersonal psychology, and edits publications in the wellness field. She is an avid fan of world devotional music.
Courses Taught: General Psychology, Child Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Theories of Personality, Counseling Psychology, Health & Wellness Issues, and India Education Abroad.
"Carroll’s small school atmosphere allows me to get to know students on a personal basis. For example, I am delighted when graduates bring in their young child and excitedly describe how they are applying principles they learned in Child Psychology to their new family."