Promotions, Awards & Achievements

Teaching Accomplishments

Honors theses

Sciences

Amanda Francis, Ph.D.

  • Mark Romano: Topological Data Analysis: Giving data shape
  • Dylan Allen: Mirror symmetry in black holes, elementary particles, and mathematics.

Jennifer Glowienka, Ph.D.

  • Daniel Lockman: Genetic differentiation among Culex tarsalis populations in Montana.

Patricia Heiser, Ph.D.

  • Katie Gildner: Reconstructing Holocene Fire and Landscape History using Charcoal and Lake Sediments in Big Belt Mountains, MT.

Grant Hokit, Ph.D.

  • Brianna Buduan: The Effect of Elevation on a Niche Envelope Model for the Culex tarsalis.
  • Teal Bullick: Modeling Culex tarsalis Habitat Suitability in the Great Plains of Montana.
  • Rachel Hopkins: Assessment of Bridges in Eastern Montana to Identify Active Season Bat Roosts.
  • Kaitlin McHugh: Evaluation Associations Between Bird-Host Distribution Patterns and West Nile Virus.
  • Kennan McNally: Land Cover Associations of Culex tarsalis in Western Montana.

Eric Sullivan, Ph.D.

  • Jordan Trinka: Modeling Contaminant Transport in the Puget Sounds with the Finite Element Method.

Marie Suthers, D.V.M.

  • Bridget Bloesch and Skyler Howard: Effects of Animal Assisted Activities on Human and Canine Heart Rate and Blood Pressure

Social Sciences

Nikki Honzel, Ph.D.

  • Hanna Roberts: Ponies Proliferate Positive Affect: The Effectiveness of Equine Therapy on Positive Affect in Adolescents with Serious Emotional Disturbances.

Jessica McManus, Ph.D.

  • Leah Henningsen (2016-17): Attaining Idealized Status: Motivation to Diet and Exercise after Exposure to Women with Ideal Body Types in Relationships.

Humanities

Christopher Fuller, Ph.D.

  • Christian Dresback: Not for School, but for Eternal Life: Representing Christ and Reaching the Campus Through Cooperative Ministries.

Soumitree Gupta, Ph.D.

  • Chloe Hendrickson: The ‘Mad’ Woman in Medea and Decolonial Feminist Revisions: An Intersectional Feminist Analysis of Three Plays.

Brent Northup, Ph.D.

  • Kirsten Rotz: “Servant Leadership at Carroll College,” A Proposal for Developing a Servant Leadership Program at Carroll.

Robert D. Psurny Jr., D.M.A.

  • Lauren Rhoda: The Physics of Music and the Nature of Timbre.

Study Abroad

Sciences

Gary Robert Fischer, M.S.

  • Water and Health in New Zealand, 17-day faculty-led study abroad program, January 2017.

Willis D. Weight, Ph.D., P.E.

  • Structural walls project at the La Asunción School near Santo Tomás La Union, Guatemala, as EWB student faculty adviser (with 8 students).

Social Sciences

H. Marie Suthers, D.V.M.

  • Wildlife Conservation, Economics and Care: Anthrozoology in South Africa. Faculty-led study abroad, May–June 2017.

Humanities

Ryan Hallows, Ph.D.

  • Summer Internship in Ecuador Program, May-June 2017.

Teaching Awards

Sciences

  • Gary Robert Fischer, M.S. - Presenter of Faculty Response at 2017 Commencement.

Social Sciences

  • Leslie Angel, Ph.D. - Outstanding Teaching Award, April 2017, Carroll College.

Integrated Learning

Sciences

  • Amanda Francis, Ph.D. - MA 389: Topics in Data Analytics
  • Patrick Judge, M.S. - PHYS 189: Energy, Environment & Society (developed Fall 2017, taught Spring 2018)
  • Caroline Pharr, Ph.D. - Spectral Interpretation
  • Gerald L Schafer, Ph.D. - PH 389: Gardening and Community Health

Social Sciences

  • Nikki Honzel, Ph.D. - Special Topics: PTSD and Substance Abuse—a service learning course with the Behavioral Health Unit at the VA hospital
  • Ashley Stark Hope, M.S.P.M., D.B.A. - Collaborated with colleagues to implement the Master of Accountancy.
  • Belle Marie, D.B.A. - Developed Master of Accountancy (MACC) and collaborated with colleagues to implement the program.

Humanities

  • Christopher Fuller, Ph.D. - Documentary Photography and Catholic Social Teaching
  • Loren Graham, M.F.A. - ILC Course “Philosophy & Poetry,” co-taught with Elvira Roncalli, to be offered in Fall 2018
  • Soumitree Gupta, Ph.D. - World Cinema (ILC): co-developed and co-taught with Dr. Doreen Kutufam (Communication Studies).
  • Eric E. Hall, Ph.D. - Atrocity, Suffering, and God
  • Dean Pavlakis, Ph.D. - HI 189: Ghana and the Slave Trade; HI 289: History of Humanitarianism
  • Elvira Roncalli, Ph.D. - Currently working on developing the new ILC course with English Professor Loren Graham, “Philosophy & Poetry,” to be offered in Fall 2018.
  • Kimberly Shire, M.F.A. - THT 389: Corsetry (Fall 2017)
  • William Mark Smillie, Ph.D. - PHIL 189: Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence

Scholarship Publications

Sciences

Amanda Francis, Ph.D.

  • A. Francis, D. Smith, D. Sorensen, and B. Webb. Extensions and Applications of Equitable Decompositions for Graphs with Symmetries. Linear Algebra and its Applications, 532:432–462, 2017.
  • W. Barrett, A. Francis, and B. Webb. Equitable Decompositions of Graphs with Symmetry. Linear Algebra and its Applications, 513:409–434, 2017.
  • De Veaux, R., et al. Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Programs in Data Science. Annual Review of Statistics and Its Applications, pages 15–30, 2017.

David M. Hitt, Ph.D

  • Hitt, D. M.; Holland, R. L.; Baldridge, K. K.; Cope, S. K.; O’Connor, J. M. “Stereoselective Formation of η6-Arene Ruthenium(II) Complexes via Metal-Triggered Bergman and Hopf Cycloaromatizations.” Organometallics,2017, 36, 4256.
  • Qin, P.; Cope, S. K.; Steger, H.; Veccharelli, K. M.; Holland, R. L.; Hitt, D. M.; Moore, C. E.; Baldridge, K. K.; O’Connor, J. M. “Photoactivated Transition-Metal Triggers for Ambient Temperature Enediyne and Dienyne Cyclization: Ruthenium- η6-Naphthalene Complexes.” Organometallics, 2017, 36, 3967.

Eric Sullivan, Ph.D.

  • D. White and E. Sullivan (2017): Teaching Problem Posing and Inquiry to Teachers Using a Non-Traditional Operation, PRIMUS, DOI: 10.1080/10511970.2017.1286532
  • J. Bauer, E. Sullivan, and E. Weins (2017): Steeping Tea—A Differential Equations Approach to a Great Cup of Fruit Tea, SIMIODE, https://simiode.org/resources/4190

Willis D. Weight, Ph.D., P.E.

  • Weight, W.D. (2017) Conceptual Model DeBuff 2017; regarding depletion and other concerns associated with the water-use permit of Dan and Sandra DeBuff. 8 pages.
  • Weight, W.D. (2017) Pre-Filed Expert Testimony Weight for Objectors; regarding the Montana Artesian Water Company Application for proposed Water Bottling Plant in Kalispell Montana. July 2017. 37 pages.
  • Weight, W.D. (2017) Summary Document of Depletion Concerns; in behalf of Walter Schweitzer and Cindy Palmer as part of the application process for a beneficial water-use permit. 11 pages.
  • Weight, W.D. (2017) DeBuff Water-Budget Document; updated conceptual model and depletion analysis associated with the water-use permit of Dan and Sandra DeBuff of Shamut MT. 9 pages.

Social Sciences

Alexander Street, Ph.D.

  • Street, Alex. 2017. “The Political Effects of Immigrant Naturalization.” International Migration Review 51(2): 323-43.
  • Street, Alex, Michael Jones-Correa and Chris Zepeda-Millán. 2017. “Political Effects of Having Undocumented Parents.” Political Research Quarterly 70(4): 818-32.

Humanities

Barry Ferst, Ph.D.

  • Display of art constructions at the Holter Museum of Contemporary Art.

Edward W. Glowienka, Ph.D.

  • “The Unexamined World is not Worth Creating: Leibniz on how rational minds matter for universal harmony,” in Harmonie und Realität: Beiträge zur Philosophie des späten Leibniz, ed. Thomas Leinkauf and Stephan Meier-Oeser. F. Steiner Verlag (Studia Leibnitiana Sonderheft 51), pp. 83-98.

Eric E. Hall, Ph.D.

  • “You Cannot Slap Your Way to Radical Democracy” in Syndicate, March 5, 2018
  • “Eternal Contingency” in Gott zu Denken, Mohr Siebeck, 2018

Melissa Kwasny, M.F.A., M.A.

  • Kwasny, Melissa. Where Outside the Body is the Soul Today. University of Washington Press, 2017.

Eric Daryl Meyer, Ph.D.

  • “The Political Ecology of Dignity: Human Dignity and the Inevitable Returns of Animality.” Modern Theology 33, no.4 (2017): 549-69.
  • “Beyond Ecological Democracy: Black Feminist Thought and the End of Man,” Journal of Cultural and Religious Theory 16, no.2 (2017): 196-211.
  • “Animals in the Western Religions,” Humans and Animals: A Geography of Coexistence. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC CLIO, 2017.

Lorna Milne, M.A.

  • Evelyn Cameron: Photographer on the Western Prairie, published by Mountain Press Publishing Company in Missoula, Montana

Lynn L. Petersen, Ph.D.

  • Arrangement of “Wojtkiewiecz.” In Hymn Prelude Library, Volume 12. St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 2017.

Presentations

Sciences

Jodi Fasteen, Ph.D.

  • Connecting to Real World Data: The Case of AirBnB, May 2017, USCOTS, State College, PA
  • The Mathematics of Social Justice: Using Statistical Tools to Detect Bias, April 2017, Symposium on Montana Mathematics Teaching, Fairmont, MT

Amanda Francis, Ph.D.

  • Some Link Prediction Projects, SageDays 90: Women in Sage, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA, Oct 2017
  • Introducing Large, Real-World Data Sets in an Elementary Statistics Course, with Eric Sullivan, MAA Intermountan Sectional Meeting, Weber State University. Ogden, UT, Jan 2017
  • Borcea-Voisin Mirror Symmetry for Landau-Ginzburg Models, Workshop in Mirror Symmetry for Young Researchers, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, May 2017
  • Projects in Undergraduate Courses: Are they worth the effort?, Joint Math Meetings, Atlanta, GA, Jan 2017
  • Adopt your own group, Joint Math Meetings, Atlanta, GA, Jan 2017

Patricia Heiser, Ph.D.

  • Fire History, Landscape Change, And Human Response To Holocene Climate Change In Big Belt Mountains, Central Montana, Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Oct 23, 2017, Seattle, WA

David M. Hitt, Ph.D.

  • Bains, I.; Hitt, D. M. “Rate comparison studies of Diels-Alder reactions with η6-ruthenium arene complexes versus free arene dienophiles.”, Northwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, June 25-28, 2017.

Grant Hokit, Ph.D.

  • 2017 Hokit, DG. Latest Developments in Montana WNV Surveillance. Montana Mosquito Vector Control Association Annual Meeting. Great Falls, Montana. January 2017.

Meredith Krutar, M.S.N., F.N.P-B.C.

  • Participated in and completed the Medical Consultant training at the Pope Paul VI Institute in Omaha, NE April 2017, received credentials of “NFPMC” (Natural Family Planning Medical Consultant).

Kelly Parsley, M.P.H.

  • “Sex Crimes and Sexual Assault,” June 7, 2017, Montana Victim Advocate Academy, The University of Montana, Missoula, MT.
  • “Faculty and Staff Addressing Campus Sexual Violence,” April 7, 2017, Salish Kootenai College, Pablo, MT.
  • “Students Can End Sexual Violence,” April 7, 2017, Salish Kootenai College, Pablo, MT.
  • “Ending Sexual Violence on College Campuses,” March 31, 2017, MSU Billings. Billings, MT.
  • ublic Health and Women’s Safety,” March 21, 2017, HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America) annual meeting. Helena, MT.
  • “Ghana and Public Health,” February 8, 2017, Carroll College World Wednesday and Catholic Relief Services. Helena, MT.
  • “Psycho-Social Nursing and Domestic Violence,” April 24, 2017, Carroll College Nursing Department. Helena, MT.
  • “Processing Forensic Sexual Assault Exams,” April 23, 2017, The Friendship Center, Helena, MT.

Caroline Pharr, Ph.D.

  • Integrated laboratory: a team-taught, interdisciplinary, research based capstone course in the chemistry curriculum, August 20th, 2017, National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Washington, DC.
  • Synthesis of a family of conjugated carbazole derivatives for applications in OLED technology, August 21, 2017, National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Washington, DC. - Research Student Presented our work.

Brandon A. Sheafor, Ph.D.

  • Defensive factors that predict Bd prevalence on Columbia spotted frogs, November 18-20, Integrated Research Challenges in Environmental Biology annual conference, Tempe, Arizona

Eric Sullivan, Ph.D.

  • Large Data Sets in Introductory Statistics, March 2017, Mathematics Association of America Intermountain Meeting, Ogden, UT
  • Sophomores Can Do Research, March 2017, Mathematics Association of America Intermountain Meeting, Ogden, UT

Willis D. Weight, Ph.D., P.E.

  • Weight, W.D. Numerical Groundwater Flow Model of the Middle and Lower Flathead Valley, Kalispell Montana, Montana Section Meeting at Fairmont Hot Springs MT, Oct 19, 2017.

Social Sciences

Leslie Angel, Ph.D.

  • “Self Control in the Domestic Dog”, Oct. 6-8, 2017, Canine Science Conference, Tempe, AZ

Joe Helbling, Ph.D.

  • Promoting a growth mindset through puzzle games. October 20 & 21, 2017. Montana Education Association - Montana Federation of Teachers annual conference, Missoula, MT
  • Help! My 5th grader reads at a 1st grade level! October 20 & 21, 2017. Montana Education Association - Montana Federation of Teachers annual conference, Missoula, MT
  • Teaching life lessons through turn-based abstract strategy games. October 20 & 21, 2017. Montana Education Association - Montana Federation of Teachers annual conference, Missoula, MT
  • Help! My gifted student is always finished early! October 20 & 21, 2017. Montana Education Association - Montana Federation of Teachers annual conference, Missoula, MT

Nikki Honzel, Ph.D.

  • Roberts, H.*, Honzel, N. (April, 2017). Ponies proliferate positive affect: The effectiveness of equine therapy on positive affect in adolescents with serious emotional disturbances. Abstract presented at Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA.
  • Penaskovich, A.*, Blixt, S.*, Holland, E.*, Mack, K.*, & Paradis, L.* (April 2017). Mediating Factors of Stress on Performance. Abstract presented at SURF, Carroll College.
  • Ray, J.*, McCarthy, A.*, Holstrom, A.* & Niemi, G.* (April, 2017) Effects of priming on female social behavior. Abstract presented at RMPA, Salt Lake City, UT. (Served as Faculty Sponsor)
  • Souza, J.*, Brandon, C.*, Brouwers, K.*, Sturgess, R.*, & Thielke, J.* (April, 2017) Relationship between memory and exercise. Abstract presented at SURF, Carroll College.
  • Becker, A.* & Murphy, K.* (April, 2017) Effects of mindfulness mediation on test scores. Abstract presented at SURF, Carroll College.
  • Poulsen, A.* & Reid, J.* (April 2017). Are more narcissistic individuals more judgmental towards others when viewing social media accounts? Abstract presented at SURF, Carroll College.

Ashley Stark Hope, M.S.P.M., D.B.A.

  • Recorded Accounting Pre-Works: A Reasonable ROI Technology and Teaching Roundtable; August 6, 2016; Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting (CTLA), San Diego, CA.
  • Recorded Accounting Pre-Works: A Reasonable ROI Presentation; August 7, 2016; American Accounting Association Annual Meeting/Conference, San Diego, CA.

Belle Marie, D.B.A.

  • Marie, B. (2017, April). Bridging the Employability Gap Between the Academy & Industry: Successful Developmental Activities. IACBE Conference, San Francisco, CA.
  • Marie, B. (2017, May). Diversity and Inclusion. Helena Chapter of CPAs, Helena, MT.
  • Marie, B. (2017, May). Ethics: A Philosophical Perspective. GAAEN. State of MT, Helena, MT.
  • Marie, B. (2017, May). Integrated Reporting Applied to Governmental Entities. GAAEN, Helena, MT.
  • Marie, B. (2017, May). Don’t Fail—Know your Numbers: Using Financial Statements to your Advantage. SCORE, Helena, MT.

Jessica McManus, Ph.D.

  • Henningsen, L. G., & McManus, J. L. (2017, April). Attaining idealized status: Motivation to diet and exercise after exposure to women with ideal body types in relationships. Presented at the annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, Salt Lake City, UT.

Alexander Street, Ph.D.

  • “Can Political Threat Mobilize Latinos? Evidence from 2016.” With Michael Jones-Correa and James McCann. August 31-September 3. American Political Science Association annual meeting, San Francisco.

Humanities

Debra Bernardi, Ph.D.

  • “’You’re not going to let some silly old rules stand in your way!’: Post-World War II American-Women-in-Italy Films.” April 2017. Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference. San Diego, CA

Barry Ferst, Ph.D.

  • Islamic History. Flathead High School. May. 2017 Kalispell, MT
  • Islamic Science. Un. of Montana Bozeman. Nov. 2017 Bozeman, MT.
  • Artificial Intelligence. Myrna Loy Center. Dec. 2017 Helena, MT

Christopher Fuller, Ph.D.

  • “Still Contending with Modernity: Classicism, Empiricism, and the Crisis of Culture in Catholic Higher Education,” September 22-22, 2017, A Distinctive Vision? Catholic Education 50 Years After Land O’Lakes, Saint Louis University
  • “Re-Enchanting Nature: Humanities Perspectives,” July 10-28, 2017, NEH Summer Seminar for School Teachers, Carroll College

Soumitree Gupta, Ph.D.

  • “Documenting the Mobile Woman: Documentary Practices and Decolonial Feminist Critiques in The World Before Her and The Ghetto Girl.” 46th Annual Conference on South Asia, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, October 26-29, 2017.
  • “Meena Alexander’s Fault Lines and the Promise of Decolonial Feminism.” Hope and Fear Conference, organized by The Hearst Humanities Grant Steering Committee, Carroll College, Helena, MT, March 31-Apr. 1, 2017)
  • “Performing Decolonial Feminism: Spoken Word Poems by Suheir Hammad, Rafeef Ziadah, and Samah Sabawi.” Popular Culture Association’s National Conference, San Diego, CA, April 12-15, 2017.

Eric E Hall, Ph.D.

  • You Cannot Slap your Way to Radical Democracy, April 19-21, 2018, Loyola Marymount University, Lonergan Symposium, Los Angeles

Ryan Hallows, Ph.D.

  • “The House Taken Over: A Reconsideration and Reconciliation of Peronism in the Argentine Short Story”, October 12, 2017, Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, Spokane, Washington

Alan D. Hansen, Ph.D.

  • “Ethnicity as an incipient membership category collection: Examining (in)direct category implicature n a public forum.” February, 2017. Western States Communication Association annual conference. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Charlotte Jones, Ph.D.

  • Jones, C. M. (2017). Teaching Language and Social Interaction in Communication Courses VII. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Western States Communication Association, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Jones, C. M. (2017). Panelist, Conversation Analysis Data Session, Language and Social Interaction Division, National Communication Association, Dallas.
  • Jones, C. M. (2017). Panelist, Twenty-Seventh annual Conversation Analysis Data Session, Language and Social Interaction Interest Group, Western States Communication Association, Salt Lake City, UT.

Melissa Kwasny, M.F.A., M.A.

  • Poetry Reading, Montana Book Festival, Missoula, September 2017.
  • “Writing after the Last Best Place,” panel, Montana Book Festival, September 2017.
  • Poetry Reading with Sherwin Bitsui, University of Montana, Visiting Writer Series, April, 2017.
  • Rilke Prize Reading, University of North Texas, Denton, March, 2017.

Eric Daryl Meyer, Ph.D.

  • “A Political Ecology of Kinship: Theological Anthropology Centered in Human Animality,” June 8-11, 2017, Catholic Theological Society of America, Albuquerque, NM.

Brent Northup, Ph.D.

  • “High Noon: A Quaker Western. How a classic black and white film captured spirituality in shades of gray.” Paper presented at the National Communication Association, Dallas, Texas, November 2017.
  • “The State of Debate in the Northwest,” a paper presented to the Northwest Forensics Conference annual session, Seattle, Washington, September 2017.

Dean Pavlakis, Ph.D.

  • “An Aristocracy of Humanitarianism,” November 4, 2017, North American Conference on British Studies, Denver. (also panel convener)

Lynn L. Petersen, Ph.D.

  • Canticle of Thanks and Canticle of Healing. Commissioned for performance at the WELS National Worship Conference, Carthage College, June 13-16, 2017.
  • Prelude on “Let Us Go Now to the Banquet.” Performed on an organ recital for Make Music Day, St. Louis, MO, June 21, 2017.
  • Starry Crown Suite. Performed for an organ dedication recital, St. Marcus Lutheran Church, Milwaukee, WI, October 5, 2017.
  • Piano Adjudicator, Helena Music Teachers Association, March 10-11, 2017.
  • Piano Adjudicator, District Music Festival, Missoula, April 6-7, 2017.
  • Piano Adjudicator, District Music Festival, Helena, April 20, 2017.

Robert D. Psurny Jr., D.M.A.

  • Carroll College Choirs perform Haydn’s Creation with Helena Symphony Orchestra. March 25, 2017. Helena, MT
  • Carroll College Choirs Spring Concert. May 7, 2017. Helena, MT
  • Carroll College Choirs Tour. November 12-14, 2017. Spokane and Coeur d’Alene
  • Carroll College Choirs Fall Concert. December 10, 2017. Helena, MT

Anneliese Renck, Ph.D.

  • “Les XXI Epistres d’Ovide: Une traduction au service de l’essor politique et sociale,” Aspects de la réception d’Ovide, Université de Toulouse 2 Juan-Juarès, October 10, 2017
  • “Visual and Verbal Mise en Abyme in Late-Medieval French Manuscripts,” MLA Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA, January 5-8
  • “Jean Pichore, Books of Hours, and Female Readers in Manuscript and Print,” Material Matters: Tenth Annual Conference of the Atlantic Medieval Association, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, September 22-24

Elvira Roncalli, Ph.D.

  • “Inclination as a Paradigm of the Self in the Thought of Adriana Cavarero: Promises and Challenges,” 19-–21 October 2017, SPEP, Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, Memphis, TN.
  • “Hannah Arendt: The Recovery of the Political, The Recovery of Hope,” March 31– April 1, 2017, Hope and Fear: An Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities, Carroll College, Helena, MT.
  • “On Being Inclined, Yet Apart: Cavarero and Arendt in Conversation about the Self,” 19–21 June, 2017, CAPPE Giving Life to Politics: The Work of Adriana Cavarero, University of Brighton, UK.
  • “To be Inclined, Heard and Seen: Cavarero and Arendt on the Self,” 24–26 March 2017, New Italian Thought: Challenges and Responses, King’s University College, Western University, London, Canada.
  • “The Philosophical Underpinnings of the Russian Revolution”—Interdisciplinary Panel on 100 Years since the Russian Revolution, Carroll College, 26 October 2017

Kimberly Shire, M. F.A.

  • “Using Moodle To Get On With Class”, July 2017, Mountain Moodle Moot, Helena, MT
  • “Vietnamese Water Puppetry: A Cultural Bridge Towards The Healing Of Old Wounds”, 2017 Hope and Fear Conference, Helena, MT
  • “Research Across Disciplines: Undergraduate Research In The Humanities”, 2017, Academic Affairs Community Forum, Helena, MT

Grants & Awards

Sciences

Jennifer Glowienka, Ph.D.

  • Montana West Nile Virus Risk Model, May 1, 2017 - April 30, 2018, Montana INBRE (NIH), Research grant, PI (original = Sam Alvey), $69,570.
  • Preserving the Planet: Environmental studies with the future in mind, June 18-24, 2017, Montana GEAR UP 2017 Summer enrichment program, summer camp, Co-director, $39,517.

Patrica Heiser, Ph.D.

  • Understanding Human and Landscape Responses to Regional Climate and Environmental Changes in Central, NSF Montana EPSCoR, Grant Supplement, PI, $9,839
  • Stream and Slope Response to Climate Change, Big Belt Mts, 2018 Montana Institute On Ecosystems Undergraduate Summer Research Experience Program, Student Stipend, mentor/PI, $4,000

Grant Hokit, Ph.D.

  • West Nile Virus Surveillance in the Sagebrush Focal Area of North Central Montana, 2017, Bureau of Land Management, Co-Principle Investigator, $150,000.
  • West Nile Virus Summer Surveillance Program, 2017, Montana Department of Health and Human Services, Project Director, $50,000.

Kelly Parsley, M.P.H.

  • Alcohol Education Summit Outstanding Community Program of the Year Award, August 2017, Liquor Control Division of the Montana Department of Revenue, Statewide Award, Big Sky, MT.
  • Free DD. Grant, January – June 2017, Lewis and Clark County DUI Taskforce, Annual Funding $3,500.

Social Sciences

Jessica McManus, Ph.D.

  • Understanding the Holocaust – History and Psychology, Awarded April 2017, Hearst Foundation, Co-Instructor for Interdisciplinary Course.

Anne Perkins, Ph.D.

  • Call Foundation 1 million toward the development of the Perkins-Call Canine Research Center.

Erik Pratt, Ph.D.

  • Sabbatical, Spring 2017, Project: “To Break a Treaty: the thirty-year struggle to abide or abrogate the ABM Treaty” (manuscript).
  • Visiting Research Fellow, Globalsecurity.org, Alexandria, VA.
  • Berberet Summer Research & Writing Award.

Lauri Travis, Ph.D.

  • The Sundog Site; 8,500 Years of Occupation in the Big Belt Mountains. Department of Agriculture (National Forest Service) Research Grant. Principal Investigator. $23,249.
  • Carroll College Archaeological Field School. Helena National Forest. Cost Share Agreement. Principal Investigator. $6,000.

Humanities

Eric E. Hall, Ph.D.

  • Vision and Call Internships, Murdoch, Director, $20,000.

Ryan Hallows, Ph.D.

  • Artaza Travel Grant, May-June, 2017, Artaza Center for Excellence in Global Education, Travel stipend, co-PI, $3,000.

Alan D. Hansen, Ph.D.

  • Language and Social Interaction Division Top Paper Award. February 2017. Western States Communication Association.
  • Membership Categorization Device Analysis Digitization and Archival project. February 2017. Carroll College Faculty Development Committee. $1,500.

Lynn L. Petersen, Ph.D.

  • Carroll College Faculty Development Grant for travel to the WELS National Worship Conference, June 2017.

Anneliese Renck, Ph.D.

  • Artaza Grant, Artaza Center for Excellence in Global Education, Grant to develop study abroad opportunities for students in France, PI, $3,000.

Elvira Roncalli, Ph.D.

  • Greytak Professorship in the Humanities, $5,000.
  • Integrative Learning Course, Hearst Grant in the Humanities, Summer 2017, Carroll College, to develop an ILC course with English Professor Loren Graham, “Philosophy and Poetry,” $2,000.
  • Summer Undergraduate Research in the Humanities, Hearst Grant in the Humanities, Summer 2017, Carroll College, Faculty Mentor of Student Sarah Hayden’s Research Project, $2,000.
  • Hearst Humanities, New ILC Course “Philosophy & Poetry,” $2,000.

Kevin Stewart, M.F.A.

  • Council of Independent Colleges Consortium for Online Humanities Instruction. Spring/Fall, 2017. Faculty. $5,000.
  • Finalist, 2017 Eliza So Finish-Your-Book Fellowship for Montana Indigenous Writers.

Service, Volunteer Sciences

Gary Robert Fischer, M.S.

  • Student Outreach Coordinator and Advisor for the Carroll College American Society of Civil Engineers, Helena PEAK Program, November 2017.

Amanda Francis, Ph.D.

  • High school data camp, Carroll College and Bishop Kelly High School, (with T. Wendt) Project Leader at Women in Sage (coding) workshop, SageDays 90

Patrick Judge, M.S.

Patricia Heiser, Ph.D.

  • Who’s Who in the World of Montana Water, Panel Discussion
  • Climate Awareness in Montana, Panel Discussion
  • Helena Community Earth Day Expo and Workshops, Carroll College, April 23, 2017

Kelly Parsley, M.P.H.

  • Reviewer, “Serving Teen Survivors of Sexual Violence.” National Sexual Violence Resource Center. November 2017.
  • Reviewer, “Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Procedures and Training Manual.” Montana Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence. October 2017.

Caroline Pharr, Ph.D.

  • Exploration Works Girls STEM Roundup, February 2017. Presented workshop on Quantum Dots with Chemistry majors for girls in 5–8th grade.

Eric Sullivan, Ph.D.

  • Great Mathematics Debates with Kelly Cline (Feb and Sept)
  • Social Sciences

Nikki Honzel, Ph.D.

  • SciGirls lab visit and discussion Hour workshop for girls ages 10–13 October 12, 2017
  • Philosophy Symposium: Vulnerable Humanity, Predictable Machine Panel speaker April 27, 2017
  • STEM Round-up Workshop presentation for 5th - 8th grade girls February 25, 2017
  • FDC workshop on Learning Presentation and Panel Discussion February 16, 2017

Ashley Stark Hope, M.S.P.M., D.B.A.

  • Treasurer of a chapter of a local organization that raises funds to support women’s education.

Jonathan Matthews, Ph.D.

  • Chair, Montana Chapter of the Sierra Club (environmental research and publication for effective action to combat global warming and protect Montana wildlands)
  • Executive Director, Flowing Mountains Sangha (organizing and implementing Dharma study and practice for the Helena community)

Jessica McManus, Ph.D.

  • Board of Directors, Helena YWCA

Alexander Street, Ph.D.

  • Panel on “Montana’s Energy Future” to coincide with “Sun Run” fundraising effort for solar panels on the Carroll College campus. September 2017.

H. Marie Suthers, D.V.M

  • Gear UP—provided Equine Experiential Education to 30 students from Montana’s seven American Indian reservations.
  • ExplorationWorks Girls’ STEM Round-up Workshop: Introduction to Veterinary Medicine: Canine Physical Examination
  • Boy Scout Merit Badge University workshop on Dog Care, Girl Scout troop interactive workshops on Dog Bite prevention
  • Hawthorne School kindergarten class and second grade class interactive presentations about the difference between companion dogs and working dogs
  • Dog bite prevention program for Jim Darcy Elementary third-grade class
  • Workshop with Carroll College students to create dog toys and blankets to donate to the Lewis & Clark Humane Society

Lauri Travis, Ph.D.

  • US Department of Agriculture Missouri River Resource Advisory Committee

Humanities

Debra Bernardi, Ph.D.

  • Co-organizer, Spring Fever Week (February), as part of Gender Studies program; co-organizer, a Reading of Her Own, series of community women’s readings

Soumitree Gupta, Ph.D.

  • Co-organizer (with Dr. Doreen Kutufam), Social Justice Human Rights Film Festival, Carroll College, April 4-6.
  • Presenter, “Nobody is Illegal and Other Strange Ideas about Immigration” panel, organized as part of a series of events on “Recreating Civil Discourse,” Carroll College, Helena, MT (March 1, 2017)

Ryan Hallows, Ph.D.

  • Introduction to Birds, Boy Scouts of America, Presentation, August 2017

Alan D. Hansen, Ph.D.

  • Northwest Communication Association, 2nd Vice-President.

Charlotte Jones, Ph.D.

  • Jones, C. M. Speaker, “Masculinity and Violence Today,” Social Justice Human Rights Film Festival, April 2017.

Brent Northup, Ph.D.

  • Organized and led a special conference on the “State of Debate in the Northwest” in Seattle, Washington, September 2017.
  • Organized and led the annual meeting of the Northwest Forensics Conference in Seattle, Washington, September 2017.
  • Founding director of Pax Rhetorica, a non-profit organization, dedicated to furthering “Words across Borders,” international dialogue among students. Pax Rhetorica plans and sponsors an annual visit of Irish debate champions to campuses across the U.S.
  • Served as one of the judges at the Irish National Debate Championships in Dublin, February 2017.
  • Leadership roles: President, Northwest Forensics Conference, 1995–present. Treasurer, National Parliamentary Debate Association, 1997–2016. Western Representative, National Individual Events Tournament national committee, 2014–present.

Dean Pavlakis, Ph.D.

  • April 27, 2017: “Congo yesterday and today”—Talk and discussion leader, Let’s Talk about It, Plymouth Congregational Church
  • October 26, 2017: “Reflections on the Russian Revolution 100 Years Later,” panel convener and presenter; college and community forum, Carroll College,

Lynn L. Petersen, Ph.D.

  • Jazz Piano Workshop, Carroll College, February 11, 2017.

Elvira Roncalli, Ph.D.

  • “Hope and Fear: An Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities,” March 31–April 1, 2017 Carroll College, Montana, Hearst Grant for the Humanities.
  • Student Symposium on Moral Authority, 5 December, 2017.
  • “The Philosophical Underpinnings of the Russian Revolution”—Interdisciplinary Panel on 100 Years since the Russian Revolution, Carroll College, 26 October 2017.
  • “We Too, Speak Out”—A public reading of testimonials from survivors of sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual abuse, and sexual violence—30 November, 2017, Carroll College.
  • “Lunch & Learn: Undergraduate Research in the Humanities,” 30 November 2017, Hearst Humanities, Carroll College.
  • “Interdisciplinary Learning & Teaching Workshop,” 23 February, 2017, Hearst Humanities, Carroll College.

William Mark Smillie, Ph.D.

  • Presenter/Panel member for “Vulnerable Humanity, Predicable Machines (Part 3),” Philosophy Symposium at Myrna Loy Theatre, Helena, MT, Nov 8, 2017.
  • “Bioethics: Issues, Principles and Trends.” Presentation given to the St. Peter’s Ethics Committee, October 3, 2017
  • Presenter, September 2017 Philosophy Walk (Environmental Ethics, Conservation & Preservation), Merlin Consult, Counseling, and Community.
  • September 24, 2017. “Ethical Issues in the Land Title Industry.”
  • Presentation given to Montana Land Title Association, at their 2017 Spring Education Seminar, May 17-19, Helena MT.
  • Presenter/Panel member for “Vulnerable Humanity, Predicable Machines (Part 2),” Philosophy Symposium at Carroll College, April 27, 2017.
  • “Animals Rights” Presentation made to ANZ-442A: The Science of Animal Welfare class (taught by Ann Perkins), March 21, 2017.

Media Sciences

Eric Sullivan, Ph.D.

  • Coffee Break Radio Show before each mathematics debate.

Social Sciences

Alexander Street, Ph.D.

  • Local radio interview and Helena IR article on findings from the Carroll College Exit Poll for the 2017 special election for the Montana At Large seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. May 2017.

H. Marie Suthers, D.V.M

  • HCTV Interview on service dogs, therapy animals, and emotional support animals

Lauri Travis, Ph.D.

  • KTVH Helena, June 27, Carroll College Archaeological Field School and the Helena National Forest Partnership in the Big Belt Mountains

Humanities

Eric E. Hall, Ph.D.

  • Columnist for Helena IR

Lorna Milne, M.A.

  • Given many talks about the book, Evelyn Cameron: Photographer on the Western Prairie, always mentioning Carroll College in the introduction. Spoke specifically about Carroll and the changes seen in the student population at the Evelyn Cameron Gala in Terry, Montana, in October 2017.

Kevin Stewart, M.F.A.

  • Authored Hot Couch Report (sports column), Hampshire (WV) Review, weekly 8/30/17-1/3/18.
  • Authored The Hot Couch Report (sports column), The Hampshire Review (WV), weekly 8/30/17-1/3/18.

 

    Promotions

    Faculty Promotions in 2017

    To Professor:
    Dan Gretch

    To Associate Professor:
    Maria Brosnan
    DJ Cash
    Jodi Fasteen
    Eric Hall
    Joe Helbling
    David M. Hitt
    Alexander Street

    Faculty Academic Background

    • Leslie Angel, Ph.D. - University of Montana, Missoula, MT
    • Debra Bernardi, Ph.D.- University of Wisconsin–Madison, WI
    • Maria Brosnan, M.S., APRN, ACNP-BC - Rush University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
    • Kelly Slater Cline, Ph.D. - University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO
    • Jodi Fasteen, Ph.D. - Portland State University, Portland, OR
    • Barry J. Ferst, Ph.D. - Tulane Univesity, New Orleans, LA
    • Gary Fischer, M.S., P.E. - University of California, Davis, Davis, CA
    • Amanda Francis, Ph.D. - Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
    • Christopher Charles Fuller, Ph.D. - Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA
    • Kathleen Gilboy, M.A. - Montana State University–Northern, Havre, MT
    • Edward W. Glowienka, Ph.D. - Emory University, Atlanta, GA
    • Jennifer Glowienka, Ph.D. - University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO
    • Loren Graham, M.A., M.F.A. - University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
    • Soumitree Gupta, Ph.D. - Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
    • Eric Hall, Ph.D. - Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA
    • Ryan Hallows, Ph.D. - Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
    • Alan D. Hansen, Ph.D. - University at Albany, SUNY, Albany, NY
    • Patricia Heiser, Ph.D. - University of Alaska-Fairbanks, AK
    • Joe Helbling, Ph.D. - University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
    • David M. Hitt, Ph.D. - University of California–San Diego, San Diego, CA
    • Grant Hokit, Ph.D. - Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
    • Nikki Honzel, Ph.D. - University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
    • Ashely Stark Hope, D.B.A. - George Fox University, Newberg, OR
    • Charlotte Jones, Ph.D. - University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
    • Patrick Judge, M.S. - University of Montana, Missoula, MT
    • Meredith Krutar, M.S., APRN-BC, FNP, RN - Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
    • Melissa Kwasny, M.A., M.F.A. - University of Montana, Missoula, MT
    • Peter Larsen, Ph.D. - Stanford University, Stanford, CA
    • Belle Marie, D.B.A., C.P.A., C.M.A., C.I.A., C.G.M.A, C.F.E. - George Fox University, Newburg, OR
    • Jonathan Matthews, Ph.D. - Stanford University, Stanford, California
    • Jessica McManus, Ph.D. - Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
    • Eric Daryl Meyer, Ph.D. - Fordham University, New York City, NY
    • Lorna Milne, M.A. - University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
    • Julie Mull, M.B.A. - Indiana University at Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, IN
    • Brent Northup, M.A. - University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO
    • Kelly Parsley, M.A., M.PH. - University of Montana, Missoula MT
    • Dean Pavlakis, Ph.D. - SUNY at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
    • Anne Perkins, Ph.D. - University of California-Davis, Davis, CA
    • Lynn L. Petersen, Ph.D. - University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
    • Caroline Pharr, Ph.D. - University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
    • Eric Pratt, Ph.D. - University of California–Riverside, Riverside, CA
    • Robert D. Psurny Jr., D.M.A - Cleveland Institute of Music, Cleveland, OH
    • Anneliese Renk, Ph.D. - University of California–Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
    • Elvira Roncalli, Ph.D. - Universite Catholique de Louvain-La-Neuve, Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium
    • Annette Ryerson, M.B.A., D. B. A. - Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
    • Gerald L. Schafer, Ph.D. - University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
    • Brandon A. Sheafor, Ph.D. - University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO
    • Kimberly J Shire, M.F.A. - University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI
    • William Mark Smillie, Ph.D. - University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
    • Kevin Stewart, M.F.A. - University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
    • Alexander Street, Ph.D. - University of California, Berkeley, CA
    • Eric Sullivan, Ph.D. - University of Colorado, Denver, Denver, CO
    • Lauri Travis, Ph.D. - University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
    • H. Marie Suthers, D.V.M. - The Ohio Sate University, Columbus, OH
    • Willis D. Weight, Ph.D., P.E. - University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
    • Theodore J. Wendt, M.C.S, Ph.D. - University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA