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MSU Expert List for News Media

This page contains a directory of MSU personnel organized by their expertise and specialization areas. It is provided as a resource for media organizations seeking expert information on various topics. The individual experts provided all information and have granted their permission to be contacted directly. This on-line directory is updated as new contact information becomes available. If you are an MSU staff member and wish to be included in this directory, please go to our Faculty/Staff Questionnaire page and submit your data on-line. All submissions will be validated for authenticity. New subtopics may be created as necessary to accommodate submissions. For corrections to existing information, please contact Evelyn Boswell with University News at evelynb@montana.edu.


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Administration

Alumni. Non-profit management. Volunteer communications and board of director development.

Jaynee Drange Groseth
Executive Director, Alumni Association
(406) 994-2401 -- jgroseth@montana.edu
1973 BA Montana State University-Bozeman
1991 MA Montana State University-Bozeman

Conferences occurring on campus, event planning, conference planning, summer housing.

Toni Lee
Conference Services Manager
(406) 994-3081 -- toni.lee@montana.edu
1984 Communication, MSU-Bozeman

Diversity

Heidi Sherick
Assistant Dean, College of Engineering
(406) 994-7836 -- hsherick@coe.montana.edu
1991 BS Biological Sciences, Montana State University-Bozeman
2002 MED Higher Education Administration, Montana State University-Bozeman

Financial Aid. Scholarships.

Brandi Payne
Director, Financial Aid Services
(406) 994-2845 -- bpayne@montana.edu

Research issues. Research competitiveness.

Edwin Abbott
Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
(406) 994-3163 -- eabbott@montana.edu
1964 BS, Tufts University
1969 PhD, Texas A&M University

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Agriculture

Agricultural policy. Farm bill.

George Haynes
Agriculture Policy Specialist
(406) 994-5012 -- haynes@montana.edu

Agricultural settlement patterns and historic agricultural buildings.

Maire Eithne O'Neill
Professor of Architecture
(406) 994-3950 -- maireo@montana.edu
1981 BA Environmental Design, University of California, Berkeley
1985 MA Architecture, University of California, Berkeley
1997 PhD Education, Montana State University - Bozeman

Agroecology, crop diversification in dryland wheat systems, sustainable cropping systems, pulse crops, oilseed crops, and agronomy of peas, lentils, chickpeas, canola, and wheat.

Perry Miller
Associate Professor - Cropping Systems
(406) 994-5431 -- pmiller@montana.edu

Irrigation systems.

Joel Cahoon
Civil Engineering Professor, Civil Engineering Interim Department Head
(406) 994-2111 -- joelc@ce.montana.edu
1985 BS Ag Engineering, New Mexico State University
1987 MS Ag Engineering, Montana State University - Bozeman
1989 PhD Engineering, University of Arkansas

Sustainable agriculture, landslides, soil erosion, holistic management, life and countryside issues in Mongolia and Japan, community decision-making, quality of life values for Greater Yellowstone.

Clifford Montagne
Professor Land Resources and Environmental Science
(406) 994-5079 -- montagne@montana.edu
Livestock ----

Beef cattle nutrition. Barley feed quality. Supplementation. Forage digestion.

Janice Bowman
Professor, Animal and Range Sciences
(406) 994-5563 -- jbowman@montana.edu
1977 BS Animal Science, University of Missouri, Columbia
1979 MS Breeding & Genetics, University of Missouri, Columbia
1986 PhD Ruminant Nutrition, University of Missouri, Columbia

Cattle nutrition. Cattle reproduction.

Rachel Endecott
Beef Cattle Specialist
(406) 874-8286 -- rachel.endecott@montana.edu

Livestock Entomology.

Greg Johnson
Entomology Specialist
(406) 994-3875 -- gdj@montana.edu

Livestock, Horse. Shooting Sports.

Todd Kesner
Agriculture and Natural Resource Coordinator
(406) 994-6816 -- tkesner@montana.edu

Range management. Resource monitoring. Grazing system design. Rangeland weed management. Conflict resolution. Ruminant nutrition.

Daniel Lucas
Extension Agent, Granite County
(406) 859-3304 -- phl3304@blackfoot.net
1983 BS Range Management, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
1991 MS Forest and Range Management, Washington State University, Pullman

Water Quality. Homeland Security. Agrosecurity. Waste management.

Tommy Bass
Livestock Environment Associate Specialist
(406) 994-5733 -- tmbass@montana.edu
Plants and Soils ----

Agriculture and production. Dryland/irrigated crop production, soil moisture condition, insect outbreaks, crop weed problems, crop disease outbreaks, livestock production along the Rocky Mountain Front, riparian area management, watershed management, regional noxious weed efforts including biological control agents.

Daniel Clark
Extension Service/Teton County Extension Agent
(406) 466-2491, (406) 994-2491 -- dclark@montana.edu
1993 BS Agricultural Education, University of Arizona, Tucson
1997 MA Agricultural Education, University of Arizona, Tucson

Agronomy

Kent McVay
Cropping System Specialist
(406) 348-3400 -- kmcvay@montana.edu

Use of biotechnology to control plant diseases.

John Edward Sherwood
(406) 994-5153 -- sherwood@montana.edu
1973 BA Zoology, University of Vermont
1979 MS Microbiology, Colorado State
1984 PhD Microbiology, Michigan State University

Biocontrol of noxious plants. Improvement of food by fermentation. Agroterrorism. Bacterial diseases of plants. Using plants to sense things in the soil. Biotechnology and GMO's. New foods designed for groups with specific nutritional needs. Boolean math and its analogies in the biochemistry of plant diseases.

David C. Sands Professor of Plant Pathology
(406) 994-5151 -- dsands@montana.edu
1963 BA Botany, Pomona College
1969 PhD Plant Pathology, U.C. Berkeley

Cropland insects.

Kevin Wanner
Entomology Specialist
(406) 994-5663 -- kwanner@montana.edu

Environmental risk assessment, management, perception, and communication, risk of biotech crops, pesticides and other agricultural technologies, insect ecology, insect-plant interactions, impact of insects on plant physiology.

Robert Peterson
Professor, Entomology
(406) 994-7927 -- bpeterson@montana.edu
1987 BS Entomology and Pest Management, Iowa State University
1991 MS Entomology, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
1995 PhD Entomology, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Fertilizer use. Soil analysist.

Clain Jones
Soil Fertility Specialist
(406) 994-6076 -- clainj@montana.edu

Forage production - annual and perennial species. Dryland cereal grain cropping systems. Dryland oilseed and pulse production.

David M. Wichman
Central Ag Research Center, Moccasin, MT
Superintendent and Research Agronomist
423-5421 -- dwichman@montana.edu
1976 BS Ag Production-Agronomy, Montana State University - Bozeman
1983 MS Agronomy, Montana State University - Bozeman

Biology of fungi. Identification of wild mushrooms, consultation on mushroom poisoning cases, determining the edibility of wild mushrooms, and also mold identification. Consultation on mycorrhizae for use in reforestation, reclamation, particularly with woody plant species.

Cathy Cripps
Assistant Professor
(406) 994-5226 -- ccripps@montana.edu
BS Natural Resources University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 1993 MS Biology (Mycology), Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg
1995 PhD Biology (Mycology), Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg Only classically trained mycologist for fungal identification in Montana.

Noxious weed grazing. Sheep Management.

Rodney Kott
Sheep Specialist
(406) 994-3415 -- rkott@montana.edu

Pesticide Programs. Pesticide safety. Applicator training.

Cecil Tharp
Coordinator
(406) 994-5067 -- ctharp@montana.edu

Plant breeding and genetics. Forage crops and their management.

Raymond Ditterline
Professor Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology
(406) 994-5058 -- rld@montana.edu
1963 BS Agronomy, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces
1970 MS Agronomy, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces
1973 PhD Crop and Soil Science, Montana State University - Bozeman

Rangeland noxious weeds, ecologically-based invasive plant management, integrated weed management.

Jane Mangold
Assistant Professor in Land Resources and Environmental Sciences/Extension Invasive Plant Specialist
(406) 994-5513 --  jane.mangold@montana.edu
1994 BS Iowa State University, Ames
1997 M.S. Montana State University – Bozeman
2004 Ph.D. Montana State University – Bozeman

Research nutrient requirements and management of spring and winter wheat, malting barley, durum, canola, alfalfa, pea and lentil. Develops farming techniques of no-tillage and precise fertilizer placement. Assessment of soil quality.

Grant Jackson Professor of Agronomy/Western Triangle Ag Research Center, Conrad, MT
(406) 278-7707 -- gjackson@montana.edu
1968 BS Agronomy, Oklahoma Panhandle State College, Goodwell
1970 MS Soils, Montana State University - Bozeman
1974 PhD Crop and Soil Science, Montana State University - Bozeman

Grain storage molds, mycotoxins, integrated pest management, potato diseases, sugarbeet diseases, plant disease control. Pesticide policy.

Barry Jacobsen Professor Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology
(406) 994-5161 -- uplbj@montana.edu
1969 BS Plant Pathology/Chemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison
1971 MS Plant Pathology/Entomology, University of Wisconsin, Madison
1973 PhD Plant Pathology/Entomology, University of Minnesota, St. Paul

Herbarium (MSU's Plant Collection) information. Plant/weed identification and related information (eg. Montana plant species distribution(s), etc.) Insect identification in general, including aquatic insects. Montana's native wasps and bees (Order Hymenoptera), Montana Click Beetles (Order Coleoptra, Family Elateridae) and click beetle larvae ("wireworms").

Catherine E. Seibert
Collection Manager, Extension Plant Taxonomist
(406) 994-4424 -- ubics@montana.edu
1984 BS Biology (Fish & Wildlife Managment option), Montana State University - Bozeman
1993 MS Entomology, Montana State University - Bozeman

Plant diseases in all crops and ornamentals, wheat and barley specialty, agronomics of crop production.

Mary Burrows, MSU Extension Service Plant Pathologist
(406) 994-7766 -- mburrows@montana.edu
2003 PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Rangeland ecology and management. Livestock grazing. Livestock/wildlife relationships.

Jeff Mosley
Professor of Range Science and Extension Range Management Specialist
(406) 994-5067 -- jmosley@montana.edu
1981 BS Range Science, Montana State University - Bozeman
1983 MS Range Resources, University of Idaho, Moscow
1987 PhD Range Science, Texas Tech University, Lubbock

Weed Ecology. Population and community ecology aspects of invasive and exotic plants. Agro-ecosystems and natural ecosystems. Simulation and statistical modeling. Land Use Change. Causes and consequences. Forecasting land use change and factors that have influenced land use change in rural areas in the past.

Bruce Maxwell
Professor Agro-ecology, Weed Ecology
(406) 994-5717 -- bmax@montana.edu
1977 BS Botany, Montana State University - Bozeman
1984 MS, Montana State University - Bozeman
1990 PhD Crop Science/Forest Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis
Forests ----

Forest biofuels. Industry training. Private forest management.

Martin Twer
Forestry Instructor
(406) 243-2773 -- martin.twer@cfc.umt.edu

Forest ecology. Forest insects and diseases. Forest wildfire restoration and prevention. Forest management. Community forestry.

Peter Kolb
Extension Forestry Specialist, Missoula
(406) 243-4706 -- efpfk@forestry.umt.edu
1983 BS Forestry, Michigan State University, East Lansing
1987 MS Forestry, University of Idaho, Moscow
1995 PhD Range, University of Idaho, Moscow

Forest ecology; remote sensing; GIS; carbon dynamics in forest ecosystems; ecosystem disturbance including fire, insects, and grazing; carbon sequestration in forests and agricultural systems; monitoring carbon dioxide leakage from geologic sequestration sites; invasive species mapping; land cover change and impervious surface mapping.

Scott Powell
Land Resources and Environmental Sciences/Assistant Research Professor
(406) 994-5017 -- spowell@montana.edu
1993 BA Biology, Macalester College, St. Paul, Minn.
1997 MEM, Environmental Management, Duke University, Durham, N.C.
2004 PhD, Ecology, Montana State University, Bozeman, Mont.

Private forest management

Cindy Bertek
Forest Stewardship Coordinator
(406) 243-2773 -- cindy.bertek@cfc.umt.edu

Wildfire research.

Richard Jachowski
Director, USGS Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center, located at MSU
(406) 994-5304 -- richard_jachowski@usgs.gov
1965 BS Zoology, University of Maryland, College Park
1967 MS Marine Biology, University Miami, Coral Gables, FL
1970 PhD Zoology, University of Maryland, College Park
Food ----

Food manufacturing. Value added agricultural processing. Food plant inspection and sanitation.

Bruce Smith
Extension Agent, Dawson County
(406) 377-4277 -- ACXSB@montana.edu
1977 BS Ag Production/Animal Science, Montana State University - Bozeman
1979 BS Ag Business, Montana State University - Bozeman
1987 MBA Business, Cal Poly/San Luis Obispo

Food and nutrition technical information, education, programs, and issues. Food safety throughout the food system. Integration of food and nutrition from "farm to fork" with emphasis on value-added food production. Hunger and food security.

Lynn Paul
MSU Extension Food and Nutrition Specialist
(406) 994-5702 -- lpaul@montana.edu
1978 BS Community Nutrition, Pennsylvania State University, University Park
1979 MS Public Health Nutrition, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
1992 EdD Adult and Higher Education, Montana State University - Bozeman

Meat science. Meat processing.

Jane Boles
Professor Animal and Range Sciences
(406) 994-7352 -- jboles@montana.edu
1987 MS Food Technology, Iowa State University, Ames
1990 PhD Food Science and Human Nutrition, Iowa State University, Ames

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Architecture

Architecture. Urban design and environmental planning. Architectural education. Affordable Housing. Resort Architecture.

Ferdinand Johns
Architecture Professor
(406) 994-4670 -- ferdj@montana.edu
1963 BA English/Spanish Hampden-Sydney College, Vir.
1971 BA Architecture, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
1975 MA Architecture and Urban Design, Columbia University, New York City, N.Y.

Architecture. Architectural design, design with environment, some aspects of environmental psychology, particularly how people perceive, learn about and understand the physical settings they inhabit.

Maire Eithne O'Neill
Professor of Architecture
(406) 994-3950 -- maireo@montana.edu
1981 BA Environmental Design, University of California, Berkeley
1985 MA Architecture, University of California, Berkeley
1997 PhD Education, Montana State University - Bozeman

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Biofilm Engineering

Biofilms: Microorganisms on surfaces, antibiotic resistance of microorganisms in biofilms, mathematical modeling of biofilms.

Philip Stewart
Professor Chemical Engineering, Center for Biofilm Engineering
(406) 994-2890 -- phil_s@erc.montana.edu
1982 BS Chemical Engineering, Rice University
1985 MS Chemical Engineering, Stanford University
1988 PhD Chemical Engineering, Stanford University

Biofilm engineering: Wastewater treatment, water treatment, groundwater contamination, biological treatment of wastes.

Warren Jones
Professor Civil Engineering, Center for Biofilm Engineering
(406) 994-6129 -- warren_j@erc.montana.edu BS
1977 Chemical Engineering, University of California, Davis MS
1983 Environmental Engineering, University of California, Davis PhD
1986 Environmental Engineering, University of California, Davis

Biofilm standard methods development and the study of biofilms in recreational water.

Darla Goeres
Assistant
Research Professor, Center for Biofilm Engineering
(406) 994-2440 --
darla_g@erc.montana.edu
1994 BS Chemical Engineering, Montana State University - Bozeman
1996 MS Environmental Engineering, Montana State University – Bozeman
2006 PhD Environmental Engineering, Montana State University - Bozeman

Biofilms in porous media, contaminated soil, groundwater and hazardous waste cleanup, bioremediation, bacterial transport through soils, biofilm barriers, biotechnology, biofuels, small molecule mass spectrometry.

Robin Gerlach
Associate Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Center for Biofilm Engineering, Thermal Biology Institute.
(406) 994-4770 -- robin_g@coe.montana.edu
1996 MS Environmental Science and Engineering, Berlin Technological University (TU Berlin)
2001 PhD Environmental Engineering, Montana State University-Bozeman

Interaction among university researchers and industrial sponsor companies. Remediation of acid mine drainage using biological processes. Bioremediation of petroleum hydrocarbons in soil and groundwater.

Paul J. Sturman
Industrial Coordinator, Center for Biofilm Engineering
(406) 994-2102 -- paul_stu@erc.montana.edu
1991 MS Environmental Engineering, Montana State University - Bozeman

Contaminated soil and groundwater, bioremediaton, hazardous waste cleanup, subsurface microbiology, biofilms, and sulfate-reducing bacteria.

Matthew W. Fields
Department of Microbiology, Center for Biofilm Engineering

(406) 994-7340 matthew.fields@erc.montana.edu
1995 MS
Biological Sciences, Mississippi State University
2001 PhD Microbiology/Biochemistry, Cornell University

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Biology and Wildlife

Virology. Human and animal infectious disease.

Clifford Bond
Professor, Microbiology
(406) 994-4130 -- cbond@montana.edu
1954-1955, Agriculture, Cornell University
1966 BA Biology, State University of New York at Buffalo
1967-69 Microbiology, Case-Western Reserve University
1973 PhD Microbiology, University of Kentucky

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Biomedical Science

Biostatistics. Statistical issues in microbiology, especially biofilm bacteria. Statistical issues in epidemiology, statistic issues in toxicology.

Martin Alva Hamilton
Professor of Statistics, Department of Mathematical Sciences Center for Biofilm Engineering
(406) 994-5387 -- marty@math.montana.edu
1961 BS, University of Wyoming, Laramie
1962 MS, University of Wyoming, Laramie
1963 Fulbright Scholar, University of Aberdeen, Scotland
1968 PhD Statistics, Stanford University
Medicine ----

Health care. Alternative/complementary medicine (homeopathy, herbal medicine). Computers in medicine. Medical education of students and physicians. Medical information resources on the Web.

Robert J. Flaherty
Doctor practicing at MSU Student Health Service, Adjunct professor of medicine in WWAMI medical program
(406) 994-2311 -- flaherty@montana.edu
1971 BA Chemistry, Albion College, Albion, Mich.
1975 MD, Washington University, St. Louis, Mo.
1978 Family Practice Residency Program, University of Utah, Salt Lake City

Medicine, health care, young adult medicine, preventive medicine, evidence-based medicine, and medical education.

Robert J. Flaherty
Doctor practicing at MSU Student Health Service, Adjunct professor of medicine in WWAMI medical program
(406) 994-2311 -- flaherty@montana.edu
1971 BA Chemistry, Albion College, Albion, Mich.
1975 MD, Washington University, St. Louis, Mo.
1978 Family Practice Residency Program, University of Utah, Salt Lake City

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Business

Business applications of computers. Electronic commerce.

Harry Benham Professor of Business
(406) 994-6196 -- hbenham@montana.edu
1978 PhD Economics, University of California, Berkeley

Economic Development in Montana, specifically Anaconda and southwest Montana. Community Development, Eastern Europe, specifically Poland, Macedonia and Ukraine.

Barbara Andreozzi
Extension Service, Deer Lodge County Agent
(406) 563-4035 -- bandreozzi@montana.edu
1970 BS Psychology, San Jose State University, CA

Estate planning. Family financial management. Montana Medical Care Savings Accounts. Montana First-Time Home Buyers Accounts.

Marsha Goetting
Extension Family Economics Specialist
(406) 994-5695 -- goetting@montana.edu
1996 PhD Human Development and Family Studies, Iowa State University

Financial Analysis, Enterprise analysys and Whole Farm/Ranch. Production Economics. Marketing. Recordkeeping.

Duane Griffith
Farm Management Records Specialist
(406) 994-2580 -- griffith@montana.edu

Labor market impacts of discrimination legislation. Worker displacement. Academic labor markets.

Wendy A. Stock
Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics, Associate Professor
(406) 994-7984 -- wstock@montana.edu
1992 BA Economics, Weber State University
1994 MA Economics, Michigan State University
1996 PhD Economics, Michigan State University, East Lansing

Law. International Business. International Cultural Issues.

Susan Dana
College of Business Professor
(406) 994-6203 -- sdana@montana.edu
1985 BA Classics, Brown University, Providence, R.I.
1989 JD, Stanford Law School, Palo Alto, CA

Montana state and local taxation. Comparisons with other states. Changes over time. Options for tax reform.

Douglas Young
Professor of Economics
(406) 994-5622 -- djyoung@montana.edu
1978 Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Pollution Prevention for small businesses. Environmental best practices for the hospitality industry. Energy Conservation, energy efficiency for small businesses. Montana Material Exchange.

Michael P. Vogel
MSU Extension Service, Dept. of Education Professor, Housing and Environmental Quality Specialist., Family and Consumer Sciences Program Leader
(406) 994-3451 -- mvogel@montana.edu
1975 BS Industrial Technology, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
1977 Master of Ed Industrial Technology, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
1980 EdD West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
Small manufacturers assistance to improve, and become more profitable.
Mark Shyne
Montana Manufacturing Extension Center, Field Engineer
(406) 994-3813 -- marks@coe.montana.edu
1986 BS Mechanical Engineering, Montana State University - Bozeman

State international trade development.

Norman Peterson
Director Office of International Programs
(406) 994-5325 -- normp@montana.edu
1969 BA Philosophy, University of Colorado, Boulder
1981 PhD Philosophy, University of Colorado, Boulder

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Chemistry

Biochemistry. Drug discovery. Nutrition. Proteomics. Protein structure. Biological membranes.

Edward Dratz
Professor Chemistry and Biochemistry
(406) 994-4041 -- dratz@chemistry.montana.edu
1961 BA Chemistry, Carleton College, Northfield, MN
1966 PhD Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley

Inorganic chemistry.

Edwin Abbott
Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
(406) 994-3163 -- eabbott@montana.edu
1964 BS, Tufts University
1969 PhD, Texas A&M University

Instrumental Chemical Analysis.

Joe Sears
Chemistry/Manager Mass Spectrometer
(406) 994-5432 -- jsears@caffeine.chemistry.montana.edu
1977 BA Chemistry/Biology, Chadron State College, NE
1989 PhD Chemistry, Montana State University - Bozeman

Space environmental effects. Degradation of materials on spacecraft. Space simulation chambers. Etching of semiconductors and polymers. Chemical reactions between gases and surfaces.

Timothy Minton Chemistry/Biochemistry Professor
(406) 994-5394 -- tminton@montana.edu
1980 BS Chemistry, University of Illinois, Urbana
1986 PhD Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley

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Copyright

Intellectual property, copyright.

Janis Bruwelheide
Professor Department of Education Project Director Borderless Access to Training and Education, www.bate.montana.edu
(406) 994-3120 -- janisb@montana.edu
1970 BS English Education, Florida State University
1973 MS Library and Information Science, Florida State University
1982 Edd Curriculum and Instruction, Utah State University

Rebecca W. Mahurin, Ph.D.
Director, Technology Transfer Office
Phone: (406) 994-7868. Fax: (406) 994-4152 -- Rmahurin@montana.edu

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Creative and Visual Arts

Art and Artists ----
Portrait holography and art holography.

Aleksander Rebane
Physics Professor
(406) 994-7831 -- rebane@physics.montana.edu
1981 MS Physics, Tartu University, Estonia
1985 PhD Physics, Institute of Physics, Estonia

The work of Abner Dean.

Bill Freese
Adjunct Instructor, Education
(406) 994-6461 -- iedbf@montana.edu
1980 BA History/Library Science, Montana State University - Bozeman
Dance ----

Modern dance, ballet, jazz, tap ballroom, dancesport, hula, folk.

Rozan Pitcher
Health and Human Development Dance Specialist
(406) 994-5996 -- rpitcher@montana.edu
1969 Dance, Utah State University, Logan
Film, Television and Theatre ----

Broadcast management. Non-profit management. Public Television. Television and film production. Set and graphic design for television.

Jack Hyyppa
Professor Media and Theatre Arts
(406) 994-3437 -- jack_hyyppa@montanapbs.org
1968 BS Graphic Design, Montana State University - Bozeman
1969 BS Film and TV Production, Montana State University - Bozeman
1973 MA Communications, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb

History, theory and criticism: film, television, and theatre. Adaptation from novel into film, feminism and the media, cultural studies and contemporary critical theory.

Walter Metz
Professor Media and Theatre Arts
(406) 994-6403 -- metz@montana.edu
1989 BS Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
1989 Humanities, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
1991 MA Communications Studies, University of Iowa, Iowa City
1996 PhD Radio/TV/Film, University of Texas, Austin

Science and Natural History Filmmaking.

Ronald Tobias
Professor of Science and Natural History Filmmaking
(406) 994-6227 -- tobias@montanapbs.org
1971 MFA Creative Writing, Bowling Green State University, Ohio
Music ----

Undergraduate research in the arts and humanities. Clarinet and related fields. Music composition. Music administration.

Gregory D. Young
Director, School of Music
(406) 994-3564 – gyoung@montana.edu
1982 BA Music Education, University of Western Ontario
1983 Master of Music, University of Michigan
1987 Doctor of Musical Arts, University of Michigan

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Earth Sciences

Mountain climates, climate change, glaciers, glacial geology, landforms and landscapes (geomorphology), environmental geology and geological hazards.

William Locke
Professor Department of Earth Sciences
(406) 994-6918 -- wlocke@montana.edu
1970 BA Geology, Dartmouth College, Hanover N.H.
1976 MS Geology, University of Colorado, Boulder
1980 PhD Geology, University of Colorado, Boulder
Remote sensing. Satellite image analysis. Geographic information systems. Spatial analysis.
Rick Lawrence
Professor Land Resources and Environmental Sciences
(406) 994-5409 -- rickl@montana.edu
1976 BA Political Science, Claremont McKenna College, CA
1979 JD, Columbia University New York, N.Y.
1995 MS Forest Management, Oregon State University, Corvallis
1998 PhD Forest Resources, Oregon State University, Corvallis

Earth science education.

Stephan Custer
Professor of Geology, Earth Sciences
(406) 994-6906 -- uessc@montana.edu
1968 BA Geology, Lawrence University, Appleton, Wis.
1973 MS Geology/Geophysics, University of California, Berkley
1976 PhD Geology, University of Montana, Missoula

Global Positioning System mapping. Geographic Information Systems.

Diana Cooksey
GPS Laboratory Manager
(406) 994-5684 -- dcooksey@montana.edu
1980 BS Landscape Horticulture/Nursery Management, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins
2002 MS Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Montana State University - Bozeman
Weather ----

Weather and atmospheric science. Montana weather.

Joseph Shaw
Electrical Engineering Professor
(406) 994-7261 -- jshaw@ece.montana.edu
Operates a weather station
1987 BS Electrical Engineering, University of Alaska, Fairbanks
1989 MS Electrical Engineering, University of Utah, SLC
1994 MS Optical Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson
1996 PhD Optical Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson

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Education

Adult education programs, adult learning.

Marilyn Lockhart
Professor Adult and Higher Education
(406) 994-6419 -- lockhart@montana.edu
1998 Edd Higher Education Administration/Adult Education, University of Virginia

Continuing Education. Outreach Programs.

Marilyn Jarvis
Assistant Director for Continuing Education
(406) 994-4820 -- mjarvis@montana.edu
1974 BS Elementary and Special Education, State University College of New York, Buffalo

Curriculum development.

Carol Benesh, 4-H
Curriculum & Outreach Specialist
(406) 994-3423 -- carol.benesh@montana.edu

Curriculum development. Camping.

Jill Martz
Director
(406) 994-3099 -- jmartz@montana.edu

Distance education, earth science education.

Stephan Custer
Professor of Geology, Earth Sciences
(406) 994-6906 -- uessc@montana.edu
1968 BA Geology, Lawrence University, Appleton, Wis.
1973 MS Geology/Geophysics, University of California, Berkley
1976 PhD Geology, University of Montana, Missoula

Distance education. Online learning. Applications of technology for teaching and learning. Science and math education. Earth science education.

J. Ritchie Boyd
Teaching and Learning with Technology Specialist, Provost's Office
(406) 994-4660 -- jrboyd@montana.edu
1979 BA Geology, University of California, Santa Barbara
1986 MA Geophysics, University of California, Santa Barbara

Distance education. Online learning. Student conduct. Humanities programming.

Peg Wherry
Director of Online and Distance Learning, Extended University.
(406) 994-6685 -- Margaret.wherry@montana.edu
BA English, University of Northern Iowa
1972 MA English, Kansas State University
1974 Doctoral work, University of Kansas.

Distance learning. Online professional development. Faculty development. Library media. Needs assessment and evaluation.

Janis Bruwelheide
Professor Department of Education, Project Director Borderless Access to Training and Education
(406) 994-3120 -- janisb@montana.edu
1970 BS English Education, Florida State University
1973 MS Library and Information Science, Florida State University
1982 Edd Curriculum and Instruction, Utah State University

Educational audiovisual instructional media.

Bill Freese
Adjunct Instructor, Education
(406) 994-6461 -- iedbf@montana.edu
1980 BA History/Library Science, Montana State University - Bozeman

Bruce Morton
Honors Program, Associate Director
(406) 994-2822 -- bmorton@montana.edu
1969 BA English, Pennsylvania State University
1973 MA English, Pennsylvania State University
1974 MLS State University of New York College, Geneseo

Undergraduate research in the arts and humanities. Clarinet and related fields. Music composition. Music administration.

Gregory D. Young
Director, School of Music
(406) 994-3564 – gyoung@montana.edu
1982 BA Music Education, University of Western Ontario
1983 Master of Music, University of Michigan
1987 Doctor of Musical Arts, University of Michigan

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Engineering

Civil and Agricultural Engineering ----

Hydraulics. River engineering. Hydraulic structures in rivers.

Joel Cahoon
Civil Engineering Professor
(406) 994-2111 -- joelc@ce.montana.edu
1985 BS Ag Engineering, New Mexico State University
1987 MS Ag Engineering, Montana State University - Bozeman
1989 PhD Engineering, University of Arkansas

Geotechnical/soils engineering. Foundations. Retaining walls. Excavations. Stabilized slopes. Landslides. Pavements. Geosynthetics, settlement.

Steven Perkins
Civil Engineering Professor
(406) 994-6119 -- stevep@ce.montana.edu
1984 BS Civil Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg
1985 MS Civil Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder
1991 PhD Civil Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder
Electrical and Computer Engineering ----

Audio and acoustics (entertainment, internet audio, emerging technology) electronic and computer music, audio recording, environmental noise and soundscapes.

Robert Maher
Department Head, Electrical and Computer Engineering
(406) 994-7759 -- rob.maher@montana.edu
1984 BS Electrical Engineering, Washington University, St. Louis
1985 MS Electrical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison
1989 PhD Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana

Engineering education. Electrical and computer engineering programs. Engineering curricula. ABET accreditation. Digital signal processing. Feedback control systems. Electrical circuits. Student design projects. Industry/university partnerships for student projects. Computer-aided engineering design.

James Peterson
Retired Department Head, Electrical and Computer Engineering
(406) 994-2505 -- jpeterson@ece.montana.edu
1980 PhD Electrical Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames

Telecommunications networks. Wireless systems. Fiber optic

communications. Cellular technology.

Richard Wolff
Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor and Gilhousen Telecommunications Chair
(406) 994-7172 -- rwolff@montana.edu
1966 BS Engineering Physics, University of California - Berkeley
1969 PhD Physics, Columbia University, New York, New York

Electromagnetics. Fuzzy logic. High-order statistics. Lightening protection. Electrical bonding and grounding.

Tia Sharpe
Electrical and Computer Engineering, Adjunct Faculty
(406) 994-2881 -- tsharpe@ece.montana.edu
1986 BS Electrical Engineering, Montana State University - Bozeman
1993 MS Electrical Engineering, Montana State University - Bozeman

Microprocessors and microcomputers.

Fredrick Cady
Professor Emeritus Electrical and Computer Engineering
(406) 994-5976 -- fcady@ieee.org
1966 BSEE, Pennsylvania State University, State College
1970 MSEE, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena
1980 PhD Electrical Engineering, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

Optical phenomena in nature, sky colors, rainbows, auroras. Optical measurements of the atmosphere and the natural environment.

Joseph Shaw
Electrical Engineering Professor
(406) 994-7261 -- jshaw@ece.montana.edu
1987 BS Electrical Engineering, University of Alaska, Fairbanks
1989 MS Electrical Engineering, University of Utah, SLC
1994 MS Optical Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson
1996 PhD Optical Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson

Power system engineering, alternative energy.

M. Hashem Nehrir
Professor Electrical and Computer Engineering
(406) 994-4980 -- hnehrir@ece.montana.edu
1969 BS Electrical Engineering, Oregon State University
1971 MS Electrical Engineering, Oregon State University
1978 PhD Electrical Engineering, Oregon State University

Silicon micromachining. Novel microwave. Millimeter wave devices.

James Becker
Professor Electrical and Computer Engineering
(406) 994-5988 -- jbecker@ece.montana.edu
BS Ceramic Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
MS Electrical Engineering, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins
PhD Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

System identification, modeling, optimization, instrumentation and measurement, controls, signal processing, analog circuits

Steven R. Shaw
Associate professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
(406) 994-5982 -- sshaw@matrix.coe.montana.edu
1995 S. B., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
1997 M.Eng., Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
2000 E. E., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
2000 Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

Fiber optic gyroscopes. Ring laser gyroscopes. Micromechanical gyroscopes and accelerometers. Microelectromechanical systems, Micro-optical systems.

Todd Kaiser
Professor Electrical and Computer Engineering
(406) 994-7276 -- tjkaiser@ece.montana.edu
1981 BS Physics, Montana State University - Bozeman
1984 MS Physics, Oregon State University, Corvallis
2000 PhD Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering ----

Materials. Biomimicry. Spacecraft. Vibrations. Structures. Analysis and Design of Compliant and Ultra-Lightweight Structures. Computational and Experimental Mechanics. Bio-Inspired Engineering. Mechanical Design. Theoretical and Experimental Structural Dynamics.

Christopher H. M. Jenkins, Ph.D., P.E.
Professor and Head of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
(406) 994-2203 -- cjenkins@me.montana.edu
1971 BS Physics, Florida Institute of Technology
1989 MS Mechanical Engineering, Oregon State University
1991 PhD Mechanical Engineering, Oregon State University

Engineering instrumentation and computerized data acquisition. Mechanical engineering design. Mechanical engineering computer applications.

Robb Larson
Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
(406) 994-6420 -- rlarson@me.montana.edu
1982 BS Mechanical Engineering, Montana State University - Bozeman
1992 MS Mechanical Engineering, Montana State University - Bozeman

Structural materials. Structural design and analysis. Mechanical testing. Aerospace structures.

Douglas Cairns
Professor Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
(406) 994-6050 -- dcairns@me.montana.edu
1978 BS Mechanical Engineering, University of Wyoming
1980 MS Mechanical Engineering, University of Wyoming
1987 PhD Aeronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

Lean manufacturing. New product development. Healthcare operations improvement.

Durward K. Sobek, II
Associate Professor Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
(406) 994-7140 -- dsobek@ie.montana.edu
1991 AB Engineering Science, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
1994 MS Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
1997 PhD Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Machine Design. Structural Analysis. Materials Testing. Shape Memory Alloys.

David A. Miller
Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
(406) 994-6285 -- dmiller@me.montana.edu
1992 BS Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University
1995 MS Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University
1999 PhD Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University

Structural Engineering ----

Geotechnical Engineering. Performance of shallow and deep foundations. Slope stability. Earth structures and embankments. Excavation bracing. Retaining walls.

Robert Mokwa
Professor Civil Engineering
(406) 994-7277 -- rmokwa@ce.montana.edu
1984 BS Civil Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
1985 MS Civil Engineering, Purdue University
1999 PhD Geotechnical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Structural engineering. Response of structures to earthquake and wind loads. Highway bridge capacity. Bridge monitoring and load testing. Green materials.

Jerry Stephens
Professor Civil Engineering
(406) 994-6113 -- jerrys@ce.montana.edu
1975 BS Civil Engineering, University of New Hampshire, Durham
1976 MS Civil Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
1985 PhD Civil Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

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English and Humanities

Forensic Linguistics.

Philip Gaines
Associate Professor of English
406) 994-3532 -- gaines@montana.edu
1995 MA, University of Washington
1998 PhD, University of Washington

Literature and Humanities.

Michael W. Sexson
English Professor
(406) 994-5189 -- sexson@english.montana.edu
1964 BA, Washington State University
1966 MA, Penn State University
1976 PhD, Syracuse University

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Environment

Alternative energy.

M. Hashem Nehrir
Professor Electrical and Computer Engineering
(406) 994-4980 -- hnehrir@ece.montana.edu
1969 BS Electrical Engineering, Oregon State University
1971 MS Electrical Engineering, Oregon State University
1978 PhD Electrical Engineering, Oregon State University

Alternative Energy. Biofuels.

Joel Schumacher
Associate
(406) 994-6637 -- jschumacher@montana.edu

Biofilms in porous media, contaminated soil, groundwater and hazardous waste cleanup, bioremediation, bacterial transport through soils, biofilm barriers, biotechnology, biofuels, small molecule mass spectrometry.

Robin Gerlach
Associate Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Center for Biofilm Engineering, Thermal Biology Institute.
(406) 994-4770 -- robin_g@coe.montana.edu
1996 MS Environmental Science and Engineering, Berlin Technological University (TU Berlin)
2001 PhD Environmental Engineering, Montana State University-Bozeman

Cropland weed control

Fabian Menalled
Cropland Weed Specialist
(406) 994-4783 -- menalled@montana.edu

Earthquakes and active faulting. Geology of Yellowstone, Grand Teton and Glacier National Parks. All aspects of Montana's geology.

David Lageson
Professor of Geology USGS-MSU Earthquake Science Laboratory
(406) 994-6913 -- lageson@montana.edu
1973 BA Geology, Western State College of Colorado, Gunnison
1977 MS Geology, University of Wyoming, Laramie
1980 PhD Geology, University of Wyoming, Laramie

Engineering in riparian settings.

Joel Cahoon
Professor Civil Engineering
(406) 994-2111 -- joelc@ce.montana.edu
1985 BS Ag Engineering, New Mexico State University
1987 MS Ag Engineering, Montana State University - Bozeman
1989 PhD Engineering, University of Arkansas

Expert witness and research in environmental litigation. Environmental history and history of technology. Mining history. History of federal aid to mining. History of Butte, Mont. And Silver Valley, Idaho and other mining regions.

Timothy LeCain
Professor, History
(406) 994-7585 -- tlecain@montana.edu
1987 BA Montana State University
1989 MA Montana State University
1998 PhD University of Delaware, History

Fire and Rescue. Fire and explosion investigation. Fire protection organization and management. Emergency services training.

Seldon Weedon
Fire Services Training School Director
(406) 771-4328 -- bweedon@montana.edu
1986 BS Criminal Justice, College of Great Falls, MT
1987 BS Public Administration, College of Great Falls, MT
1988 Executive Fire Officer Program, National Fire Academy
1996 MS Master of Administrative Science, University of Montana, Missoula

Master Gardner. Landscaping. Home horticulture. Gardening.

Toby Day
Horticulture Specialist
(406) 994-6523 -- tday@montana.edu

Surface-atmosphere exchange of carbon and other trace gases, water, and energy.

Paul Stoy
Assistant Professor, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences
paul.stoy@montana.edu
2001 BA University of Wisconsin
2006 PhD Duke University

Weed Ecology. Population and community ecology aspects of invasive and exotic plants. Agro-ecosystems and natural ecosystems. Simulation and statistical modeling. Land Use Change. Causes and consequences. Forecasting land use change and factors that have influenced land use change in rural areas in the past.

Bruce Maxwell
Professor Agro-ecology, Weed Ecology
(406) 994-5717 -- bmax@montana.edu
1977 BS Botany, Montana State University - Bozeman
1984 MS, Montana State University - Bozeman
1990 PhD Crop Science/Forest Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis

Ground Water: availability, pollution, remediation, septic suitability, geology and planning, streams/rivers/channel change, snow avalanche, snow-melt, floods, channel restoration.

Stephan Custer
Professor of Geology, Earth Sciences
(406) 994-6906 -- uessc@montana.edu
1968 BA Geology, Lawrence University, Appleton, Wis.
1973 MS Geology/Geophysics, University of California, Berkley
1976 PhD Geology, University of Montana, Missoula

Hazardous Material Management and Regulations. Indoor Air Quality Issues. Laboratory Analysis for Environmental Contaminants.

Peter Rogers
Safety and Risk Management, Chemical Safety Officer
(406) 994-3572 -- srogers@montana.edu
1995 BS Chemistry, Montana State University - Bozeman

Land resource inventory and management: sustainable agriculture, landslides, soil erosion, holistic management, life and countryside issues in Mongolia and Japan, community decision-making, quality of life values for Greater Yellowstone.

Clifford Montagne
Professor Land Resources and Environmental Science
(406) 994-5079 -- montagne@montana.edu
Mineland reclamation in Butte and Anaconda. Superfund cleanup. Ecological restoration. Ecorestoration website.
Stuart Jennings
Research Scientist, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences
(406) 994-4823 -- stuartj@montana.edu
1984 BS Geology, Montana State University - Bozeman
1993 MS Land Rehabilitation, Montana State University - Bozeman

Pollution Prevention for small businesses. Environmental best practices for the hospitality industry. Energy Conservation, energy efficiency for small businesses. Montana Material Exchange.

Michael P. Vogel
MSU Extension Service, Dept. of Education Professor, Housing and Environmental Quality Specialist., Family and Consumer Sciences Program Leader
(406) 994-3451 -- mvogel@montana.edu
1975 BS Industrial Technology, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
1977 Master of Ed Industrial Technology, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
1980 EdD West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

Solid waste issues - Composting, landfill operations, recycling, etc. Home energy issues. Indoor air quality.

Michael P. Vogel
Extension Service - Dept. of Education, Professor and MSU Extension Service Housing and Environmental Quality Specialist. Also, serve at MSU Extension Service Family and Consumer Sciences Program Leader
(406) 994-3451 -- mvogel@montana.edu
1975 BS Industrial Technology, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
1977 Master of Ed Industrial Technology, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
1980 Ed.D. West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

United States Geological Survey in Montana and Wyoming: wildlife research including bison and grizzly bears, brucellosis research, climate change research, wildfire research, geological and geographic studies, research in Glacier, Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.

Richard Jachowski
Director, USGS Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center, located at MSU
(406) 994-5304 -- richard_jachowski@usgs.gov
1965 BS Zoology, University of Maryland, College Park
1967 MS Marine Biology, University Miami, Coral Gables, FL
1970 PhD Zoology, University of Maryland, College Park

Wastewater treatment, water treatment, groundwater contamination, biological treatment of wastes.

Warren Jones
Professor Civil Engineering, Center for Biofilm Engineering
(406) 994-6129 -- warren_j@erc.montana.edu
1977 BS Chemical Engineering, University of California, Davis
1983 MS Environmental Engineering, University of California, Davis PhD
1986 Environmental Engineering, University of California, Davis

Wildlife of Yellowstone, land use change, rural residential development, biodiversity, wildfire, forest dynamics, conservation biology, management of national parks and nature reserves, landscape ecology.

Andrew Hansen
Professor, Ecology
(406) 994-6046 -- hansen@montana.edu
1978 BS Ecology, Western Washington University
1984 PhD Ecology, University of Tennessee, Oak Ridge National Lab

Wind Energy. Community Energy Policy.

Sarah Hamlin
Energy Specialist
(406) 994-2883 -- shamlen@montana.edu

Government and Political Science

American national government, the presidency, U.S. Congress, elections, political parties, campaign finance, interest groups, legislative process.

David Parker
Assistant professor, Department of Political Science
(406) 994-5163 -- dparker@montana.edu
1995 BA History and Political Science, Indiana University, Bloomington
1999 MA Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2004 Ph.D. Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Czechoslovakia. Slovak Republik.

Tomas Gedeon
Mathematics Professor
(406) 994-5359 -- gedeon@math.montana.edu
1989 BS, Ms.S, Math, Comenius University, Slovak Republik
1994 PhD, Math, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta

Montana Local Government.

Dan Clark
Director MSU Local Government Center
(406) 994-6694 -- daniel.clark@montana.edu
1993 BA Agricultural Education, University of Arizona Tucson.
1996 MEd Agricultural Education, University of Arizona Tucson.

Paul Lachapelle
Extension Community Development Specialist; Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
(406) 994-3620 -- paul.lachapelle@montana.edu
2006 Ph.D. Forestry University of Montana, Missoula.
2000 M.S. Resource Conservation University of Montana.

Montana state and local taxation. Comparisons with other states. Changes over time. Options for tax reform.

Douglas Young Professor of Economics
(406) 994-5622 -- djyoung@montana.edu
1978 Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Sexual Harassment Law.

Beth Quinn
Professor of Justice Studies
(406) 994-4180 -- bquinn@montana.edu
1985 BA Indiana University, Bloomington
1990 MA Social Ecology, University of California, Irvine
1996 PhD Social Ecology, University of California, Irvine

Yellowstone science policy, natural resource policy, rural communities, tourism.

Jerry Johnson
Head of the Department of Political Science/professor
Professor of public administration for NATO command, Europe
(406) 994-5164 jdv@montana.edu
Doctor of Arts, Idaho State University, Pocatello

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Health and Nursing


Nursing ----

Certified wound care specialist. Pressure ulcers. Long term care. Nutrition. Elderly. Telehealth. Diabetes.

Karen Zulkowski
Nursing Professor, Billings campus
(406) 657-1739 -- karenz@montana.edu
1972 BS Nursing, University of Akron, Ohio
1989 MS Nursing, Kent State University, Ohio
1998 PhD Nursing, State University of New York, Buffalo

Health care. Specialty areas of wounds, ostomies, continence nursing.

Rachel Rockafellow
Adjunct Professor College of Nursing
(406) 994-2705 -- rockafellow@montana.edu
1981 BS Marketing, Northeastern University
1995 BS Nursing, Montana State University - Bozeman
1999 MS Nursing, University of California-Dominguez Hills

Health care of women. Maternity. Practical genetics.

Barbara Derwinski-Robinson
Nursing Professor
(406) 657-1736 -- bderwins@montana.edu
1970 BS Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
1976 MS Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Mass casualty incident and disaster training and response, emergency and flight nursing, pre-hospital care

Steven D. Glow
Associate clinical professor
(406) 243-2536 -- sglow@montana.edu
1972 BA in psychology, Occidental College in Los Angeles
1992 BS in nursing, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver
1997 MS, nurse practitioner, Clarkson College in Omaha, Neb.

18 years experience as emergency and flight nurse, paramedic with 33 years experience in pre-hospital care, 13 years experience as a nurse practitioner.

Nursing management and administration. Group power/empowerment.

Christina Sieloff
Associate professor, nursing
(406) 657-2614 -- csieloff@montana.edu

Obstetrics. High-risk obstetrics. Leadership and management.

Debbie Fischer Peterson
Adjunct Professor Nursing
(406) 657-1770 -- debbiep@montana.edu
1991 MS Clinical Nurse Specialist, University of Maryland, Baltimore

Health ----

All things medical and health related. Computer/technology use in medicine. Electronic medical records. Public/Community Health.

Robert J. Flaherty, MD
Student Health Service/Staff Physician
(406) 994-2311-- flaherty@montana.edu
1971 BA Chemistry, Albion College, Michigan
1975 MD, Medicine, Washington Univ. School of Medicine, St. Louis MO.
Family Medicine Residency, Univ of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City.
1978 Family Medicine Board Certification.

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History and Philosophy

Czechoslovakia. Slovak Republik.

Tomas Gedeon
Mathematics Professor
(406) 994-5359 -- gedeon@math.montana.edu
1989 BS, Ms.S, Math, Comenius University, Slovak Republik
1994 PhD, Math, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta

French language, literature and culture: immigration, poverty, French Non Governmental Organizations, French language policies, border studies

Ada Giusti
Associate Professor of French
(406) 994-6442 -- umlag@montana.edu
1984 B.A. French & Spanish Literature, University of California at Santa Cruz
1987 M.A. French Literature, Stanford University 1990 Ph.D. French Literature, disciplinary minor in Italian Literature, Stanford University

History and Philosophy.

Gregory Olson
Health and Human Development Professor
(406) 994-6340 -- golson@montana.edu
1974 BS Physical Education, University of Minnesota, Duluth
1976 MS Physical Education, Montana State University - Bozeman

North and East European history and culture. Swiss politics and culture.

Aleksander Rebane
Physics Professor
(406) 994-7831 -- rebane@physics.montana.edu
1981 MS Physics, Tartu University, Estonia
1985 PhD Physics, Institute of Physics, Estonia

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Human Development

Alcohol and drug prevention.

Jeffrey Linkenbach
Director Montana Social Norms Project
(406) 994-7873 -- jwl@montana.edu
1995 EdD Adult and Community Education, Montana State University - Bozeman

American Cancer Society. National Board of Directors.

Barbara Andreozzi
Extension Service, Deer Lodge County Agent
(406) 563-4035 -- bandreozzi@mntana.edu
1970 BS Psychology, San Jose State University, CA

Dentistry and oral health.

Karl F. Woodmansey
MSU Student Health Service, Dental Clinic
(406) 994-5490 -- karlw@montana.edu
1986 BS Biology, Montana State University - Bozeman
1989 DDS Dentistry, Baylor College of Dentistry, Texas

Exercise and nutrition. Exercise, health and disease.

Mary Miles
Professor Health and Human Development
(406) 994-6678 -- mmiles@montana.edu
1987 BS Exercise Science, University of Kansas, Lawrence
1990 MS Exercise Physiology, University of Kansas, Lawrence
1996 PhD Exercise Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Family financial management. Managing work and family.

Deborah Haynes
Professor Health and Human Development
(406) 994-5013 -- dhaynes@montana.edu
1974 BA Home Economics Education, University of Montana, Missoula
1976 MS Family Resource Management, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
1996 PhD Consumer Economics, Cornell University

Family issues. Marriage and family counseling. Adolescent issues.

Jill Thorngren
Professor Health and Human Development
(406) 994-3299 -- jillt@montana.edu
1996 M Counseling, Idaho State University
1999 PhD Counseling/Counselor Education, Idaho State University

Food and nutrition. Clothing and textiles. Family finances. Family life.

Bernice Mason
Extension Service, Yellowstone County Extension Agent
(406) 256-2828 -- bmason@montana.edu
1965 BS Home Economics, Montana State University - Bozeman
MA Adult Education, Montana State University, Billings

Grandparents raising grandchildren.

Sandy Bailey
Family & Human Development Specialist
(406) 994-6745 -- bailey2@montana.edu

Prevention of eating disorders and promotion of "Fit at Any Size." Chronic diseases, obesity, diabetes, osteoporosis, heart disease. Nutrition throughout the lifecycle with special emphasis on women and aging. Nutrition, fitness and health promotion with emphasis on individual behavior change and creating healthy community environments.

Lynn Paul
MSU Extension Food and Nutrition Specialist
(406) 994-5702 -- lpaul@montana.edu
1978 BS Community Nutrition, Pennsylvania State University, University Park
1979 MS Public Health Nutrition, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
1992 Adult and Higher Education, Montana State University - Bozeman

Parenting. Parenting after divorce. Family interactions. Grandparents raising children. Evaluating human service programs.

Sandra Bailey
Professor Health and Human Development, Extension Specialist
(406) 994-6745 -- baileys@montana.edu
1988 BS Sociology, Montana State University - Bozeman
1993 MS Child Development, Montana State University - Bozeman
1996 PhD Family Studies, Oregon State University, Corvallis

Public health. Community health. Cancer control. Community-based research. Participatory research. Evaluation.

Suzanne Christopher
Professor Health and Human Development
(406) 994-6321 -- suzanne@montana.edu
1987 BS Health Promotion/Wellness, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
1989 MS Health Education/Health Promotion, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
1995 PhD Health Behavior/Health Education, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Athletic coach education in various 'non-sport specific' areas such as sport psychology, season planning, etc. Parent workshops in understanding athletics- the development of sportsmanship, positive support for their children and the athletic programs. Physical education for atypical (students with disabilities) populations

Craig Stewart
Professor Health and Human Development
(406) 994-6315 -- cstewart@montana.edu
1978 EdD Physical Education, University of Texas, Austin

Residential housing issues, affordability, environmental.

Michael P. Vogel
Extension Service - Dept. of Education, Professor and MSU Extension Service Housing and Environmental Quality Specialist. MSU Extension Service Family and Consumer Sciences Program Leader.
(406) 994-3451 -- mvogel@montana.edu
1975 BS Industrial Technology, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks
1977 Master of Ed Industrial Technology, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks
1980 EdD, West Virginia University, Morgantown

Youth leadership. Volunteer training.

Cody Stone
Volunteer Development Specialist
(406) 994-3503 -- cstone@montana.edu

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Languages

European languages: Estonian, Russian, German, Swiss German.

Aleksander Rebane
Physics Professor
(406) 994-7831 -- rebane@physics.montana.edu
1981 MS Physics, Tartu University, Estonia
1985 PhD Physics, Institute of Physics, Estonia

French language, literature and culture: immigration, poverty, French Non Governmental Organizations, French language policies, border studies

Ada Giusti
Associate Professor of French
(406) 994-6442 -- umlag@montana.edu
1984 B.A. French & Spanish Literature, University of California at Santa Cruz
1987 M.A. French Literature, Stanford University 1990 Ph.D. French Literature, disciplinary minor in Italian Literature, Stanford University

German film, German and European history, current politics in Central Europe, European soccer, German language, and German literature.

Sebastian Heiduschke
Visiting Assistant Professor of German
(406) 994-6447 -- heiduschke@montana.edu

Teaching English as a Second Language, Translation and Interpretation Services

Barbara Z. Komlos
Adjunct Instructor
(406) 994-4448 or (406) 581-4778 -- bkomlos@montana.edu
1995 B.A. Spanish and International Studies, Emory University
2001 M.A. Applied Linguistics and Teaching English as a Second Language, Georgia State University
In progress Ed.D. in Higher Education, Montana State University

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Manufacturing

Manufacturing systems, manufacturing technology, production systems design, business management systems, quality systems, new product design and development, value added agriculture, women-owned and operated businesses, finding and keeping employees, manufacturing partnerships/collaboration, business growth planning, and financial modeling. By region:

Billings
Dale Detrick
Field Engineer
(406) 256-6871 -- ddetrick@coe.montana.edu

Bozeman
Steve Holland
Director
(406) 994-3812 -- sholland@coe.montana.edu

Mark Shyne
Program Engineer
(406) 994-3812 -- marks@coe.montana.edu

Al Deibert
Program Engineer
(406) 994-7732 -- aldeibert@coe.montana.edu

Helena
Todd Daniels
Montana Department of Commerce
(406) 444-9739 -- tdaniels@mt.gov

Jim Haider
Professional Engineer
(406) 461-8543 -- jhaider@coe.montana.edu

Kalispell
Bill Nicholson
Kalispell Chamber of Commerce
(406) 756-6632 -- bnicholson@coe.montana.edu

Paddy Fleming
MilTech
(406) 249-9178 -- pfleming@coe.montana.edu

Missoula
Kreg Worrest
School of Business Administration, University of Montana
(406) 243-4009 -- kworrest@coe.montana.edu

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Math and Physics

Application of magnetic materials for electronic applications (spintronics).

Yves Idzerda
Physics professor
(406) 994-7838 -- idzerda@physics.montana.edu
1981 BS Physics/Electrical Engineering, Washington University, St. Louis, Mo.
1983 MS Physics, University of Washington, Seattle
1986 PhD Physics, University of Washington, Seattle

Cosmology. Astrophysics. Relativity.

Neil Cornish
Physics Professor
(406) 994-7986 -- Cornish@physics.montana.edu
1989 BS Physics, University of Melbourne
1992 MS Physics, University of Melbourne
1996 PhD Astrophysics, University of Toronto

Dynamical systems. Chaos. Complexity.

Tomas Gedeon
Mathematics Professor
(406) 994-5359 -- gedeon@math.montana.edu
1989 BS, Ms.S Math, Comenius University, Slovak Republik
1994 PhD Math, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta

Ion-solid interactions. Atomic structure of solid surfaces and interfaces. Epitaxial growth of thin metal films. Hydrogen absorption and oxidation in metals.

Richard J. Smith
Physics Professor
(406) 994-6152 -- smith@physics.montana.edu
1969 BA Physics, St. Mary's College, Winona, MN
1975 PhD Solid State Physics, Iowa State University

Lasers and optoelectronics technology. Lasers in medicine. Optics in information technology.

Aleksander Rebane
Physics Professor
(406) 994-7831 -- rebane@physics.montana.edu
1981 MS Physics, Tartu University, Estonia
1985 PhD Physics, Institute of Physics, Estonia

Magnetic, Electrical and Thermodynamic Properties of Solids, High Resolution Thermal Expansion Measurements, Low-Temperature Physics, Single Crystal Growth.

John J. Neumeier
Physics Professor
(406) 994-6171 -- neumeier@physics.montana.edu
1984 BS Physics, Richard Stockton State College
1985 MS Physics, University of California, San Diego
1990 PhD Physics, University of California, San Diego

Probability theory, combinatorics.

Warren Esty
Mathematics Professor
(406) 994-5354 -- westy@math.montana.edu

Solar physics: flares, magnetic eruptions, prominences, sunspots, space weather.

Petrus Martens
Physics Department Research Professor
(406) 994-7049 -- martens@physics.montana.edu
1977 BS Astronomy, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
1979 MS Theoretical Astrophyics, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
1983 PhD Theoretical Astrophyics, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Statistics.

Gregory Olson
Health and Human Development Professor
(406) 994-6340 -- golson@montana.edu
1974 BS Physical Education, University of Minnesota, Duluth
1976 MS Physical Education, Montana State University - Bozeman

Optical phenomena in nature, sky colors, rainbows, auroras. Optical measurements of the atmosphere and the natural environment.

Joseph Shaw
Electrical Engineering Professor
(406) 994-7261 -- jshaw@ece.montana.edu
1987 BS Electrical Engineering, University of Alaska, Fairbanks
1989 MS Electrical Engineering, University of Utah, SLC
1994 MS Optical Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson
1996 PhD Optical Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson

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Museum of the Rockies

Collections care and preservation.

Pat Roath
Registrar and Collections Manager, Museum of the Rockies
(406) 994-5285 -- proath@montana.edu

Fossil Preparation.

Pat Leiggi
Administrative Director of Paleontology, Museum of the Rockies
(406) 994-3983 -- pleiggi@montana.edu

Historic photography and preservation.

Steve Jackson
Curator Art and Photography, Museum of the Rockies
(406) 994-5280 -- sjackson@montana.edu
1977 BS Photography, Montana State University - Bozeman
1980 MFA Photography/Print Making, University of Florida, Gainesville

Historic Textiles.

Pat Roath
Registrar and Collections Manager, Museum of the Rockies
(406) 994-5285 -- proath@montana.edu

Paleontology.

Jack Horner
Paleontology Curator, Museum of the Rockies
(406) 994-3982 -- jhorner@montana.edu
1986 Honorary Doctorate, University of Montana, Missoula

Reproductive biology of dinosaurs, dinosaur eggs, taphonomy.

Frankie Jackson
Research Associate, Museum of the Rockies
(406) 994-6642 -- frankiej@montana.edu
1992 BS Geography, University of Montana, Missoula

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Native Americans

American Indian law. Gender issues in Native American Studies/Native American women. New Age commodification of Native American spirituality.

Lisa Aldred
Center for Native American Studies Professor
(406) 994-3993 -- laldred@montana.edu
1981 BA, Duke University, Durham, N.C.
1985 JD, University of North Carolina School of Law
1997 PhD Anthropology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

American Indian literature. American Indian religions and philosophy. Federal Indian policy. American Indian culture and history.

Walter Fleming
Professor Native American Studies
(406) 994-5260 -- wfleming@montana.edu
1976 BS Secondary Education, Eastern Montana College, Billings
1979 MEd Student Personnel, Montana State University - Bozeman
1996 PhD American Studies, University of Kansas, Lawrence

Native American Studies, Northern Plains -- contemporary issues. Tribal colleges and universities. Faculty of color in higher education. Montana Indian issues.

Wayne J. Stein
Center for Native American Studies
(406) 994-3881 -- inaws@montana.edu
1973 BS Film & TV, Montana State University - Bozeman
1977 MEd Administration, Pennsylvania State University
1988 Phd Higher Education, Washington State University

Native American housing.

Michael P. Vogel
Extension Service - Dept. of Education, Professor and MSU Extension Service Housing and Environmental Quality Specialist. MSU Extension Service Family and Consumer Sciences Program Leader.
(406) 994-3451 -- mvogel@montana.edu
1975 BS Industrial Technology, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks
1977 Master of Ed Industrial Technology, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks
1980 EdD, West Virginia University, Morgantown

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Recreation and Hobbies

Athletic coach education in various 'non-sport specific' areas- sport psychology, season planning, etc. Parent workshops in understanding athletics- the development of sportsmanship, positive support for their children and the athletic programs. Physical education for atypical (students with disabilities) populations.

Craig Stewart
Professor Health and Human Development
(406) 994-6315 -- cstewart@montana.edu
1978 EdD Physical Education, University of Texas, Austin

Hobbies ----

Japanese martial arts.

Gregory Olson
Health and Human Development Professor
(406) 994-6340 -- golson@montana.edu
1974 BS Physical Education, University of Minnesota, Duluth
1976 MS Physical Education, Montana State University - Bozeman

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Sociology and Psychology

Sociology ----

Archeology. North American archaeology: Northern Plains, Intermountain West, Montana.

Tom Roll
Retired professor of Sociology and Anthropology
(406) 994-5249 -- troll@montana.edu
1962 BA Liberal Arts, University of Montana, Missoula
1968 MA Anthropology, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
1974 PhD Anthropology, Washington State University, Pullman

Archaeology. Near Eastern prehistory, ancient technology, hunting and gathering societies.

Michael Neeley
Professor Sociology and Anthropology
(406) 994-7195 -- mneeley@montana.edu
1984 BS Anthropology, Grinnell College, Iowa
1989 MA Anthropology, Arizona State University, Tempe
1997 PhD Anthropology, Arizona State University, Tempe
Psychology ----

Counseling. Critical Incident Stress Management. Trainer for the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation.

Carol Staben-Burroughs
Adjunct Instructor, Health and Human Development
(406) 585-3743 -- carant@montana.net
1988 MS Marriage and Family Therapy, Montana State University-Bozeman

Human memory, psychology of time, human face encoding, and memory.

Richard Block
Professor and Department Chair, Psychology
(406) 994-3801 -- block@montana.edu

Mental health. Men's issues and men's development. Eating disorders and body image issues in men.

Brian Kassar Counselor
(406) 994-4531 -- bkassar@montana.edu
2000 PhD Clinical Psychology, Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Chicago

Study of people's influences on each other, stereotypes and prejudice related to gender, motivation, performance processes and outcomes, such as factors relating to school retention.

Jessi L. Smith
Assistant Professor, Psychology
(406) 994-5228 -- jsismith@montana.edu

Teaching of psychology and publication of teaching materials.

Fred W. Whitford
Adjunct Assistant Professor
(406) 994-5172 -- whitford@montana.edu

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Sports

Sport and Exercise Science; Sports Medicine; Orthopedic Sport Injuries; Sport Nutrition; Sport Psychology; Olympic Sports; Sport Injury Rehabilitation; Equine Nutrition and Physiology.

Michael C. Meyers
College of Education Health and Human Development/senior research scientist
(806) 570-5260 -- michael.meyers1@montana.edu
1980 BS Animal Science, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater.
1986 MS Animal Science (Nutrition and Physiology), Texas A&M University, College Station.
1990 Ph.D. Kinesiology (physiology and sport medicine), Texas A&M, College Station.

Sports History. Sports Traditions. Sports Information.

Bill Lamberty
Assistant Athletic Director/Media
(406) 994-5133 -- blamberty@msubobcats.com
1986 BS Journalism, University of Wyoming

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Student Services

Career information. Job trends. Salary information. Graduate survey information.

Carina N. Beck
Director, Career & Internship Services
(406) 994-4353 -- cbeck@montana.edu
2008 Doctorate in Higher Education Administration (Ed.D.), Montana State University

Disability, Re-entry, & Veteran Services

Brenda York, MEd
Director/MSU Veteran's Coordinator/ADA Contact
(406) 994-2824 -- byork@montana.edu
(406) 994-6701 (TTY)
(406) 994-3943 (fax)

Health services for college students. Health insurance for college students

Jim Mitchell
Director, Student Health Service
(406) 994-5901 -- jimm@montana.edu
1973 BA Economics, University of Virginia
1981 MBA James Madison University
Past President, American College Health Association

International education. Foreign students. Study abroad.

Norman Peterson
Director, Office of International Programs
(406) 994-5325 -- normp@montana.edu
1969 BA Philosophy, University of Colorado, Boulder
1981 PhD Philosophy, University of Colorado, Boulder

Student life. Orientation. Scholarships. Alumni. Greek Life. Alumni.

Heidi Sherick
Assistant Dean, College of Engineering
(406) 994-7836 -- hsherick@coe.montana.edu
1991 BS Biological Sciences, Montana State University-Bozeman
2002 MED Higher Education Administration, Montana State University-Bozeman

Student volunteerism. Service learning at MSU. AmeriCorps at MSU. Community involvement. Civic development. Volunteer coordination and management. Student clubs and Registered Student Organizations. Campus and community student engagement.

Kathryn Tanner
Office for Community Involvement
(406) 994-6902 -- ktanner@montana.edu
BS 1983 Geological Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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Technology and Computers

Artificial Intelligence. Computer Science Education.

John Paxton
Department Head, Computer Science
(406) 994-5979 -- paxton@cs.montana.edu
1985 BS Computer Science, Ohio State University, Columbus
1987 MS Computer Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
1990 PhD Computer Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Business applications of computers. Electronic commerce.

Harry Benham Professor of Business
(406) 994-6196 -- hbenham@montana.edu
1978 PhD Economics, University of California, Berkeley

Instructional Technology/Instructional Design. Applications of Technology for teaching and learning. Professional development in technology for K-12 teachers and administrators. Professional development in technology for businesses and individuals.

J. Ritchie Boyd
Teaching and Learning with Technology Specialist, Provost's Office
(406) 994-4660 -- jrboyd@montana.edu
1979 BA Geology, University of California, Santa Barbara
1986 MA Geophysics, University of California, Santa Barbara

Internet safety in the schools.

Bill Freese
Adjunct Instructor, Education
(406) 994-6461 -- iedbf@montana.edu
1980 BA History/Library Science, Montana State University - Bozeman

Macintosh Computers.

Bill Freese
Adjunct Instructor, Education
(406) 994-6461 -- iedbf@montana.edu
1980 BA History/Library Science, Montana State University - Bozeman

Microsoft Windows 2000 Server. Microsoft Windows 2000 Active Directory design and implementation. Microsoft Windows NT Server. Citrix MetaFrame 1.8. Citrix XP. Eudora WorldMail. Microsoft Exchange 5.5. TCP/IP.

Jacob Hahn
Information Technology Center Windows Server Systems Administrator
(406) 994-7511 -- jhahn@montana.edu
1998 BS Fish and Wildlife Management, Montana State University - Bozeman

Multimedia development.

Kevin Kundert
Training Director, Montana Water Center
(406) 994-7738 -- kkundert@montana.edu
1998 BS Earth Science, Montana State University - Bozeman

Second Life and virtual instructional media.

Bill Freese
Adjunct Instructor, Education
(406) 994-6461 -- iedbf@montana.edu
1980 BA History/Library Science, Montana State University - Bozeman

Web 2.0 instructional applications.

Bill Freese
Adjunct Instructor, Education
(406) 994-6461 -- iedbf@montana.edu
1980 BA History/Library Science, Montana State University - Bozeman

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Transportation

Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation Issues and Bicycle Sharing Programs

Rebecca Gleason, P.E.
Western Transportation Institute/ Research Engineer
(406) 994-6541 -- Rebecca.Gleason@coe.montana.edu
1994 BS Civil Engineering, Montana State University
In progress- MS Health Science

Bike and pedestrian issues, particularly with regards to children. Safe routes to school.

Taylor Lonsdale
Western Transportation Institute/ Safe Routes to School Coordinator
(406) 994-7031 -- taylor.lonsdale@coe.montana.edu
1991 BS Civil Engineering, University of Vermont

Materials Research. Sustainable materials and infrastructure, winter road maintenance, corrosion, environmentally friendly concrete, environmentally friendly asphalt, nanotechnology for civil engineering applications, and coatings.

Xianming Shi
Western Transportation Institute / Associate research professor
(406) 994-6486 -- xianming_s@coe.montana.edu
1993 B.S., Corrosion and Protection, Beijing Institute of Chemical Technology, Beijing, China.
1996 M.S., Applied Chemistry, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China.
1999 Ph.D., Chemistry, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing.
2002 M.S., Industrial and Management Engineering, Montana State University - Bozeman.

Public transportation (transit), rural and frontier transportation issues, alternative transportation.

David W. Kack
Western Transportation Institute/Program Manager, Mobility and Public Transportation
(406) 994-7526 -- dkack@coe.montana.edu
1988 BBA Aviation Administration and Business Management, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.
1997 MBA Business Administration, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.

Road kill, highways and wildlife, transportation and the environment, mitigation measures, wildlife underpasses, wildlife overpasses, wildlife fencing, animal detection systems, cost-benefit analyses for mitigation measures.

Marcel Huijser
Western Transportation Institute / research ecologist
(406) 543-2377 -- mhuijser@coe.montana.edu
1992 Msc Ecology (populations/ecosystems), Wageningen University, Wagening, The Netherlands.
2000 PhD Road Ecology, Wageningen University, Wagening, The Netherlands.

Rural Transportation.

Stephen Albert
Director Western Transportation Institute, located at MSU
(406) 994-6114 -- stevea@coe.montana.edu

Traffic operations, intelligent transportation systems, traffic simulation and modeling, transportation safety, traffic control and management, highway geometric design.

Ahmed Al-Kaisy
Civil Engineering, associate professor
(406) 994-6116 -- aalkaisy@ce.montana.edu
Ph.D. Transportation Engineering, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Ph.D. Candidate, Transportation Engineering, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
M.Sc. Transportation Engineering, University of Baghdad, Iraq
B.Sc. Civil Engineering, University of Baghdad, Iraq

Transportation in Public Lands, Intelligent Transportation Systems, and Rural Transportation

Jaime Eidswick
Western Transportation Institute/Research Engineer
(508) 440-5553 -- Jaime.eidswick@coe.montana.edu
2000 B.S. Civil Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst
2002 M.S. Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University

Transportation research. Bridges, highways, materials, geotechnical engineering, sensors and instrumentation.

Eli Cuelho
Western Transportation Institute / Research Engineer II
(406) 994.7886 -- elic@coe.montana.edu
1995 BS Civil Engineering, Montana State University, Bozeman.
1998 MS Civil Engineering, MSU, Bozeman.

Jerry Stephens
Professor Civil Engineering
(406) 994-6113 -- jerrys@ce.montana.edu
1975 BS Civil Engineering, University of New Hampshire, Durham
1976 MS Civil Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
1985 PhD Civil Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Transportation safety, human factors, ergonomics, driver safety for novice and older drivers

Laura M. Stanley
Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Phone: (406) 994-1399. Fax: (406) 994.6292
2000 BS Industrial and Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg.
2002 MS Industrial and Management Engineering, Montana State University, Bozeman
2006 PhD Industrial and Management Engineering, Montana State University, Bozeman

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