University Personnel


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

Kylie Carranza
Chief of Staff to the President
B.S., M.S. University of Providence

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

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

Tom Corti
Interim Vice President for Student Engagement
B.A. University of Portland
M.A., Ph.D. Saint Louis University

David Gantt
Vice President for Athletics
B.S. College of Great Falls
M.S. Montana State University

Nicolas Estrada
Interim Mission Integration Officer/Director of Campus Ministry
B.A. University of San Diego
M.A. Loyola University Chicago

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

Jonas Nguh
Executive Dean, School of Health Professions
B.S. Walden University
M.S. Strayer University
M.S. University of Dundee
Ph.D. Walden University

Gregory Stivers
Dean of Student Success
B.S. Grand View University
M.S. Montana State University Billings

Frankie Lyons (2018)
Division Chair, 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

Susan Lee
University Library Director / Senior Librarian
B.A. University of Montana
M.L.S. University of Arizona

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


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

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

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


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

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


Patricia Farmer (2018)
Associate 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)
Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing
B.S. MSU-Northern
M.S. University of Wyoming


Meredith Hecker (2015)
Associate Professor of Mathematics
B.S. Montana State University
M.I.S., Ph.D. University of Montana

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

Janet Houston (2009)
Professor of Nursing
B.S.N. University of Pennsylvania
M.S.N. University of Utah
D.N.P. American Sentinel University
Program Lead: RN to BSN and BSN


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

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

Ron Lombard (2020)
Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S. Graham Hospital School of Nursing
M.S. Walden University
D.N.P. Illinois Central College

Leslie Lott (2012)
Assistant Professor of Education
B.A., M.E.T. Boise State University
Department Chair, Education and Sports Management

S. Diane Lund (2003)
Professor of Biology
B.A. Carroll College
Ph.D. University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Program Lead: MSI


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

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

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

Sarah Mauws (2020)
Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N. Montana State University
M.S.N. Western Governors University
BSN Site Coordinator - Lewistown

Susan McCoy (2017)
Assistant Clinical 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

Rachel Morgan (2014)
Associate Professor of English
B.A. Ave Maria University
M.A. Georgetown University
Ph.D. University of Denver
Director, Lumen de Lumine Core Curriculum
Director, Writing and Critical Thinking Center

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

Brendan Palla (2013)
Associate Professor of ILC/Ethics
B.A. Gonzaga University
M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D. Fordham University

Tami Park, CPA (2007)
Professor of Accounting
B.S., M.S. University of Great Falls

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

Victoria Plagenz (2015)
Associate 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


Lynette Savage (2014)
Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S. Phillips University
B.S.N. University of Central Oklahoma
M.S. University of Colorado
Ph.D. Walden University
Program Director: MSN

Teresa Seright (2018)
Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S.N. Minot State University
M.S., Ph.D. University of North Dakota

Bryan Slavik (2015)
Senior 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


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

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

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

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

Danette Schloeder (2018)
Clinical Instructor 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

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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