Carroll College, Helena Montana

Student Successes


* Elizabeth Moore,’91, Family & Community Manager at Head Start in Helena.
* Amy Nikolaisen, ’95, middle school counselor in Seattle.
* Kendra Baran, ’97, program coordinator at Synopsis, Inc. in California.
* Kathy Kinskey, ’95, marriage & family therapist at the Mental Health Corporation of Denver.
* Erin Rand, ’95, worked for the Peace Corps and is now working toward an MA in Women’s Studies at University of Washington.
* Shona Geier, ‘96, office manager for a doctor’s office.
* Vern Kramer, ’96, customs inspector for the US Treasury Department.
* Jeanne Ritterson, ’97, a grant writer for the Children’s Hospital & Clinics Foundation.
* Michael Wood, ’97, works at a diabetic research lab.
* Patrick Keane, ’97, a consultant in San Francisco working with commerce exchanging products in Japan.

Dr. Anne Perkins

Dr. Perkins has spent the past 14 years researching in the field of Biopsychology. Her research mainly involves the brain structure of sheep. While on sabbatical during the 1997-1998 academic year she experimented with the development of a drug that can be used by ranchers to predict breeding performance in male mammals. Through her work Carroll received its first patent.

Perkins has been featured in the London Times, Science News, New Scientist, and Annuals of Biopsychology. She has been an invited speaker at the International Symposium on Human Development, the International Ethological Society, and the Northwest Coalition for Human Dignity.

She incorporates her work into the classroom by demonstrating how to expand the frontiers of knowledge. She has been awarded with the Carroll College Distinguished Scholar Award.

Greatest Strengths

“One of the greatest strengths of the psychology department at Carroll is that the professors all have very different backgrounds and are all very willing to help you outside of class. They have all shown a dedication to providing us with the education and experiences we need to get into graduate school or find a job after Carroll.”
Ann Gillette, ‘02

The best part

"The best part of my experience at Carroll College studying psychology was the professors. I truly feel that Downs, Perkins, Hamilton and Holloway were dedicated to developing our understanding of the material and honing our skills for the future. Their passion was contagious."

-Kateri Chiu '99