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."
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."
Dr. Jessica McManus, Assistant Professor of Psychology. Obtained her Ph.D. in Psychology from Kansas State University in 2013. Originally from Cincinnati, OH, Dr. McManus specializes in social psychology with an emphasis on studying prejudice and discrimination. In particular, she examine the manner in which racial discrimination manifests in helping situations as well as understanding the factors related to prejudice toward individuals with intellectual disabilities.
Courses Taught: Child Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Intro into Psych, Social Psychology, Theories of Personality
"People are fascinating! I love being able to apply psychological theories to real world situations to better understand why the event occurred in manner that it occurred. My interest in prejudice and discrimination stems from a conglomeration of my personal (and professional) experiences. It seemed that the employment and volunteer activities that were the most attractive to me were those that, on a general basis, were relevant to issues of social inequality. I wanted to be able to study inequality from a psychological perspective AND be able to share my knowledge about inequality with students.
"Two things about Carroll that made the best impression on me were the students and the faculty. The students’ involvement on campus and their commitment to their education was apparent; the students’ inherent curiosity about psychological topics has created fantastic class discussions this semester. I also noticed that faculty were very supportive of one another. Helena also made a favorable impression- I’ve lived in the Midwest for my entire life, so being in an area with mountains is exciting!"