University Personnel


Fr. Oliver Doyle
S.T.L. University of St. Thomas, Rome

Matthew Redinger
Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost
B.A., M.A. University of Montana
Ph.D. University of Washington

Brittany Budeski
Chief Operating Officer
B.A., M.S. University of Great Falls

Kylie Carranza
Vice President for Advancement
B.S., M.S. University of Providence

Joel Bluml
Vice President for Student Engagement and Athletics
ED.D. Walden University
M.A. University of Iowa
B.S. Northwest Missouri State University

Mackenzie Stick
Vice President for Enrollment Management
B.A., M.P.A. University of Nebraska Omaha

Greg Johnson (2022)
Academic Dean, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Ph.D. University fo Oregon
M.F.A. Rainier Writers Workshop
M.Th., M.Div. Southern Seminary
B.A. Carson-Newman College

Joseph Cameron (2023)
Academic Dean, School of Health Professions
Ed.D. National American University
M.S., B.S. Jackson State University

Andrea Houser (2022)
Associate Dean, Nursing
Ph.D. Capella University
M.S.N., B.S.N., A.D.N, Norwich University

Frankie Lyons (2018)
Associate Dean, Health Programs
B.S. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.H.A. University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Ed.D. North Carolina State University

Lindsay Berg
Interim Senior Librarian

Greg Madson (2006)
Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness
B.S. Montana State University
M.A. Western Washington University
Ph.D. Portland State University

Undergraduate Full-Time Faculty


Mary Amick (2020)
Associate Professor of Healthcare Administration
B.A. Idaho State University
Master of Adult Education and Organizational Development, Oregon State University
Ed.D. University of Southern California

Valerie Anderson (2022)
Assistant Professor of Nursing
M.S. University of Mary
D.N.P. University of Mary


John Baluyut (2015)
Associate Professor of Chemistry
B.S. University of Philippines
M.S. University of Connecticut
M.S., Ph.D. Iowa State University
Department Chair, Math and Sciences

Gail A. Belfert (2010)
Professor of Criminal Justice
B.A. Rutgers College
J.D. Antioch Law School


Jessica Chambers (2021)
Assistant Professor
M.S., Ph.D. The University of Alabama at Birmingham
B.S. The University of Texas at El Paso
A.A.S. Hocking College

Maxwell Chilije (2023)
Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S. University of Malawi
M.S. Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Institute of Tropical Medicine
Ph.D. University of Calgary

Jaime Coles-Duff (2019)
Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N. Oregon Health & Science University
M.S., D.N.P. Gonzaga University


Ross DeForrest (2018)
Associate Professor of Psychology
B.A. University of Texas - San Antonio
Ph.D. Texas A&M University

Amparo Dinagsao (2023)
Assistant Professor of Education
B.S.I.E. Mindanao Polytechnic State College
M.S. Mindanao Polytechnic State College
Ph.D. Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan
Director of Education & OPI External Accreditation

Alice Dupler (2017)
Professor of Nursing
B.S.N. Eastern Washington
M.S.N. University of Portland
J.D. Gonzaga University


Jennifer Easler (2022)
Assistant Professor of English
Ph.D., M.A. University of Minnesota
M.A. University of Colorado
B.A. St. Olaf College
Director, Writing and Critical Thinking Center


Patricia Farmer (2018)
Professor of Nursing
B.S. California State University
M.S. Sonoma State University
D.N.P. George Washington University


Mykal Gernaat (2016)
Lecturer of Forensic Science
B.A., M.A. University of Montana

David M. Gides (2018)
Associate Professor of Theology
B.A. Manhattan College
M.A., Ph.D. Fordham University

Shelly Granger (2016)
Clinical Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S. MSU-Northern
M.S. University of Wyoming
Program Director: RN to BSN


Michelle Hill (2015)
Associate Professor of Psychology
B.S. Montana State University
M.S. University of Great Falls
Ph.D. Walden University

Andrea Houser (2022)
Ph.D. Capella University
M.S.N., B.S.N., A.D.N, Norwich University
Associate Dean, Nursing


Deanna Koepke (2016)
Associate Professor of Sociology
B.A. University of Montana
M.S. University of Great Falls
M.A., Ph.D. Fielding Graduate University
Department Chair, Sociology, Psychology, and Criminal Justice

Michael Kojetin (2023)
Assistant Professor of Business
B.S. University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
M.B.A Syracuse University
M.A. George Mason University

Deborah J. Kottel (1987)
Professor of Legal & Paralegal Studies
B.S. Loyola University
J.D. DePaul University


James Lautenschlager (2020)
Assistant Professor of Business Administration
B.S., M.B.A. Capella University

Frankie Lyons (2018)
B.S. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.H.A. University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Ed.D. North Carolina State University
Associate Dean, Health Programs
Program Lead: MSI


Greg Madson (2006)
Professor of Sociology
B.S. Montana State University
M.A. Western Washington University
Ph.D. Portland State University

Jessica Martin (2015)
Senior Lecturer of Biology
B.S. Georgia Southern University
M.S. San Diego State University

Kimberly Maynard (2023)
Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S. York College of Pennsylvania
M.B.A. Frostburg State University
M.S.N. Walden University
Director, Vander Werff Nursing Program

Susan McCoy (2017)
Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S. Loma Linda University
B.S. University of Southern California
M.S. California State University

Daniel McGuire (2007)
Professor of Theology and Ministry
B.S. Virginia Military Institute
M.T.S. University of Dallas
Ph.D. Marquette University

Deanna Melton-Riddle (2022)
Assistant Professor of Healthcare Administration
D.H.A. Central Michigan University
M.S.A. National Louis University
M.P.H. Parker University
B.A. Chicago State University

Stephen Muir (2016)
Associate Professor of Mathematics
B.A. Whitman College
Ph.D. University of North Texas


Jonathan Nelson (2017)
Associate Professor of Philosophy
B.A. Boise State University
M.A., Ph.D. Saint Louis University
Department Chair, Humanities


Robert Packer (2011)
Professor of Psychology
B.A. Brigham Young University
B.S. Utah State University
M.S., Ph.D. Washington State University

Aaron Parrett (2001)
Professor of English
B.A. University of Montana
M.A., Ph.D. University of Georgia

Matthew Pietropaoli (2022)
Assistant Professor or Philosophy
Ph.D. The Catholic University of America
M.A. The Catholic University of America
B.A. Saint Anselm College

Victoria Plagenz (2015)
Professor of Nursing
B.S. Marian University
M.S. University of Wyoming
Ph.D. University of Las Vegas


Kelly Quick (2015)
Professor of Exercise Science
B.A. University of Minnesota
M.S. Lamar University
Ed.D. University of Northern Colorado


Thomas A. Raunig (2008)
Professor of Education & Sports Management
B.S., M.A. University of Montana
Ed.D. Montana State University


Danette Schloeder (2018)
Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.H.A. Northern Arizona University
Associated Degree University of Alaska
M.S.N. University of Phoenix
Women’s Health Clinical Nurses Specialist - University of South Alabama
Program Director: Accelerated BSN

Bryan Slavik (2015)
Master Lecturer of Criminal Justice
B.S., M.S. University of Great Falls

Sarah Spangler (2011)
Professor of ILC/Theology
B.A. Seattle University
M.A., Ph.D. Fordham University

Katrina Stark (2008)
Professor of Business Administration
B.A. Scripps College
M.S. Troy University
D.M. University of Phoenix
Program Coordinator: MSL-MGT


Robert Truax (2023)
Senior Lecturer of Biology
B.S. Lewis-Clark State College
M.S. Montana State University Northern


Angela Walker (2021)
Clinical Instructor of Pharmacy Technician
M.H.A University of Providence
B.A.W. University of Montana
A.A. University of Phoenix
Pharm. Tech. Cert. Missoula College
Program Lead: Pharmacy Tech


Naomi Zurba (2023)
Assistant Clinical Professor
M.S.N Ed. Western Governors University
B.S. Chamberlain College of Nursing
BSN Site Coordinator - Alaska

Part-Time Faculty

Michael Antila
Instructor of Mathematics
B.S. Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology
M.S. Washington State University

Julia Becker (1998)
Professor of Art
B.A. Evergreen State College
M.F.A. Montana State University, Bozeman

James D. Croft (1999)
Associate Professor of Computer Science
B.S., M.I.S. University of Great Falls
M.C.P. Microsoft Certified Professional
M.C.T. Microsoft Certified Trainer
M.C.S.A. Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
M.C.S.E. Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Department Chair, Business Professions & EDU and Sports Management

Benjamin Donnelly (2019)
Instructor of History & Political Science
B.A., M.A. University of Montana

Paula Glass (2023)
Instructor of Nursing
Ph.D., M.S.N. International University
B.S.N. State University of New York at Buffalo

Christine Kelly (2023)
Instructor of Exercise Science
B.S. University of Montana
M.S. University of Montana

Edward Lucas (2016)
Instructor of Legal & Paralegal Studies
B.S. Illinois State University
J.D. Creighton University
LL.M. University of Iowa

Lyndon C. Marshall (1984)
Professor of Computer Science
B.S. College of Great Falls
M.B.A. University of Montana
Ed.D. Montana State University
C.D.P. Certified Data Processor
C.S.P. Certified Systems Professional

Courtney Moline (2023)
Instructor of Nursing
M.S.N. University of Mary
B.S. Purdue Global University
BSN Site Coordinator - Lewistown

Heidi Peterson (2015)
Instructor of Psychology/Counseling
B.A., M.S. University of Great Falls

Ryan Pollock (2021)
Instructor of Philosophy
B.A. University of Dayton
M.A., Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University

Distinguished Faculty

Curtis W. Bobbitt (1987)
Professor of English
B.A., M.S. Indiana University
Ph.D. Ball State University

Faculty Emeriti

Daniel Goodman
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry

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