Director of the Library
Elizabeth Karr is Carroll's new Library Director. She hails from San Jose, California where she recently managed two library branches for San Mateo County Libraries and previous to that, San José Public Library. Elizabeth also worked as the Peace Corps Librarian in Washington, D.C. and as an academic librarian for Helena College. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Loyola Marymount University and a master's degree in Library and Information Science from San José State University. She is also a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Philippines, 2007-2009).
Elizabeth is thrilled to be back in Montana with her partner (Dieter) and her dog (Indiana “Indy” Bones). She enjoys roaming around Mt. Helena and Mt. Ascension with her “pack,” reading a mish mash of things, and learning about local history. She looks forward to connecting with students, faculty and the Helena community around activating the library within the classroom and the wider campus and city space.
Learning Commons Faculty & Staff
Professor - Communications
We become what we want to be by consistently being what we want to become each day. -Richard G. Scott
Alan began teaching at Carroll College in the fall of 2008. Before moving to Montana, he was a professor at Texas A&M for 7 years. Since coming to Carroll, Alan has worked with many students in the department. On April 18, 2014, his work with a student was recognized when their collaboration paper won an award from the Northwest Communication Association (NWCA). Alan runs the public relations internships for the communications department and is also the director of a grant which connects with tribal colleges in Montana. In his free time, Alan enjoys golfing, reading and spending time with his spouse, Nicole, and three children Dale (Carroll class of 2020), Grace and Abi.
I feel deeply blessed to work at an institution alongside so many people who are not only remarkably successful at their vocation, but who are so remarkably good at being compassionate and caring human beings. I feel blessed to work at an institution that places value on development of the whole person – not just the intellectual but also the social, physical and especially spiritual (Luke 2:52), that is, not just for school, but for life.
Professor - English
Education: Ph.D. English, Penn State University, 1994; M.A. English, Penn State University, 1989; B.A. English, Boise State University, 1986.
Areas of research or interests include: The English renaissance-specifically authors like John Milton and William Shakespeare. He has recently published an online edition of Macbeth for Gleeditions and is currently working on editions of The Merchant of Venice and King Lear.
Other accomplishments include: Fulbright Scholarship to Egypt, 2005; Writer for Montana Magazine; Participant in International Milton Symposium in Grenoble, France.
I feel blessed every day to have a place in this college. The students care about their studies and have a good time as well. The city of Helena is humble and right-sized for raising my family. There are trails that crisscross the hills south of town, so running, hiking, and mountain biking with my wife is an almost daily joy.
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