An “affiliate” is someone who is actively engaged in engineering / computer science educational research. The
faculty below are willing to lend their expertise to proposals and projects. If you want to be an affiliate, email:
[email protected] and asked to be added to the list.

Amende

Kevin Amende

Associate Professor, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Technical Interests: Building energy systems; manufacturing processes.
Educational Interests: Entrepreneurship; impact of maker-spaces on learning.
Office: 220 Roberts Hall.  Phone: (406) 994-6304
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.montana.edu/kamende/

Ryan Anderson

Dr. Ryan Anderson

Associate Professor, Chemical & Biological Engineering

Technical Interests: Transport phenomena; clean energy; PEM fuel cells
Educational Interests: Integrated Curriculum; active learning.
Office: 328 Cobleigh Hall.  Phone: (406) 994-5701
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.montana.edu/randerson/

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Dr. Kregg Aytes

 Professor, Business & Entrenpreneurship

Technical Interests: Startup Ecosystems; Organizational Information Systems; Data Analysis.
Educational Interests: Developing Entrepreneurial Mindset; Developing Self-Directed Learners.
Office: 216 Jabs Hall. Phone: (406) 994-633
Prof Becker

Dr. James P. Becker

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Technical Interests: Microwave and millimeter wave materials and electronics.
Educational Interests: Active learning; cyber-learning.
Office: 535 Cobleigh Hall.  Phone: (406) 994-5988
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.montana.edu/jbecker/

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Dr. Jennifer Brown

Associate Professor, Chemical & Biological Engineering 

Technical Interests: Rheology, magnetic resonance, engineering education, mentorship
Educational Interests: Active learning, technical communication, transport phenomena, fluid mechanics
Office: 267A Asbjornson Hall.  Phone: (406) 994-7719
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.montana.edu/jbrown/

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Dr. Scott Bryant 

Professor, Business & Entrenpreneurship

Technical Interests: Peer Mentoring, Knowledge Sharing, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership, Entrepreneurship
Educational Interests: Small Business Management,
Management Skills, Professional Services Management
Office: 222 Jabs Hall. Phone (406) 994-6191
Kent Davis

Kent Davis

Honors Seminar Professor, Texts & Critics Faculty Fellow  

Educational Interests: Student Success 
Phone: (406) 994-4110
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Dr. Angela Des Jardins

Assistant Research Professor, Physics

Technical Interests: Characterizing and controlling nanostructured and thin film materials for quantum information technology and energy applications.
Educational Interests: Student Success 
Office: 413 Cobleigh Hall. Phone: (406) 994-6172
Brittany Fasy

Dr. Brittany Fasy

Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Technical Interests: Computational topology; statistical approaches to topological data analysis; algorithms.
Educational Interests: Computational thinking in the common core; promoting K-12 awareness of computer science; supporting women in CS and mathematics.
Office: 363 Barnard Hall.  Phone: (406) 994-4804
Email: [email protected]  
Web: https://www.cs.montana.edu/faculty/brittany-fasy.html

Prof Gannon

Dr. Paul Gannon

Professor, Chemical & Biological Engineering

Technical Interests: High-Temperature (>500C) corrosion and material science.
Educational Interests: Integrating sustainability into engineering curriculums; K-12/multicultural education; faculty development.
Office: 306 Cobleigh Hall.  Phone: (406) 994-7380
Email: [email protected]  
Web: http://www.chbe.montana.edu/sofc/People/Gannon.html

Prof Hammack

Dr. Becky Hammack

Assistant Professor, Education

Technical Interests: STEM identity development; Teacher Efficacy.
Educational Interests: STEM teaching and learning at the K-8 level; STEM learning and mentoring experiences for girls and rural youth; engineering integration in the K-5 curriculum.
Office: 112 Reid Hall.  Phone: (406) 994-6424
Email: [email protected] 
Web: http://www.montana.edu/education/directory/2096079/rebekah-hammack

Prof Hancock

Dr. Stacey Hancock

Assistant Professor, Mathematical Sciences

Technical Interests: Statistics.
Educational Interests: Statistics education; students use of metaphors and metonymies when learning statistical concepts related to sampling distributions and informal statistical inference; time series analysis / change-point detection.
Office: Wilson Hall 2-195.  Phone: 406-994-5350
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.math.montana.edu/shancock

Prof Heys

Dr. Jeff Heys

Professor & Department Head, Chemical & Biological Engineering

Technical Interests: Computational fluid dynamics and transport modeling in biological systems.
Educational Interests: Student persistence and retention; computational modeling in the engineering curriculum.
Office: 310 Cobleigh Hall.  Phone: (406) 994-7902
Email:[email protected]  
Web: http://www.chbe.montana.edu/heys/index.html

Andrew Hill

Dr. Andrew Hill

Associate Professor, Agricultural Economics & Economics

Technical Interests: Labor economics; economics of education; applied econometrics.
Educational Interests: Peer effects; race and gender gaps.
Office: 307C Linfield Hall.  Phone: (406) 994-3036
Email: [email protected]  
Web: https://sites.google.com/site/andrewhillecon/

Prof Hughes

Dr. Bryce Hughes

Assistant Professor,  Education

Technical Interests: Organizational change and student outcomes research in higher education.
Educational Interests: Inclusive pedagogy; active learning; development of affective and attitudinal (non-cognitive) outcomes; inter-group dialogue to promote learning across difference.
Office: 135 Reid Hall.  Phone: (406) 994-6419
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.montana.edu/education/faculty/hughesContact.html

Dr. Yves Idzerda

Professor, Physics, Dean, College of Letters & Sciences

Technical Interests: Characterizing and controlling nanostructured and thin film materials for quantum information technology and energy applications
Educational Interests: Student Success
Office: 2-205 Wilson Hall.  Phone: (406) 994-7838
Email:
Web: http://www.montana.edu/yidzerda

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Dr. Kristen Intemann

Professor, History & Philosophy 

Technical Interests: Values in science, research ethics, objectivity and bias, feminist philosophy of science, environmental ethics, biomedical ethics
Educational Interests:Philosophy of science, Ethics, Feminist Philosophy
Office: 2-152 Wilson Hall.  Phone: (406) 994-5787
Email:
Web: http://www.montana.edu/kintemann

Kaiser

Dr. Todd Kaiser

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Technical Interests: Microfabrication technologies; micro-sensors and Micro-actuators; inertial sensors; photovoltaics and battery electric vehicles.
Educational Interests: Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL); Research Experience for Teachers (RET); engineering education for K-12 teachers.
Office: 531 Cobleigh Hall.  Phone: (406) 994-7276
Email: [email protected] 
Web: http://www.montana.edu/tjkaiser/index.html

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Dr. Gilbert Kalonde

Associate Professor, Education

Technical Interests: Integration of technology in K-12, engineering design concepts in education.
Educational Interests: Technology education, inclusive technology for classrooms.
Office: 212 Reid Hall.  Phone: (406) 994-5775
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Dr. Catherine Kirkland 

Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering 

Technical Interests: Wastewater and Subsurface Biofilms; Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
Educational Interests: Engineering Identity; Integrated Curriculum; Social Context of Engineering
Office: 208 Cobleigh Hall.  Phone: (406) 994-4116
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.montana.edu/ce/directory/2073433/catherine-kirkland

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Dr. David Klumpar

Research Professor, Physics, Director of Space, Science & Engineering Lab 

Technical Interests: 
Educational Interests: Student Success
Office: 419 Cobleigh Hall.  Phone: (406) 994-6169
Email:
Web: https://physics.montana.edu/directory/faculty/1524265/david-klumpar

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Barbara Komlos

Instructor 

Educational Interests: Student Success
Office: 2-282 Wilson Hall.  Phone: (406) 994-1875
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.montana.edu/bkomlos/

Kuo

Dr. Wan-Yuan Kuo

Assistant Professor, Health and Human Development

Technical Interests: Sustainable food product development.
Educational Interests:
Food fundamentals; culturally sensitive foods.
Office: 347 Reid Hall.  Phone: (406) 994-3259
Email: [email protected]                                               
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Dr. Agnieszka Kwapisz

Associate Professor, Business & Entrepreneurship
Technical Interests: Entrepreneurship; Public Policy; Data Analytics; Research Methods; Leadership
Educational Interests: Student Entreprenurial Mindset, Students Persistence and Retention; Assessment; Active Learning; Quantitative Research Methods
Office: 232 Jabs Hall.  Phone: (406) 994-4799
Email: [email protected]
Prof LaMeres

Dr. Brock LaMeres

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Technical Interests: Embedded systems; computer engineering; aerospace avionics.
Educational Interests: Broadening participation of women in engineering; increasing student engagement; personalized e-learning systems; infusing global-context and ethical thinking into engineering curriculums.
Office: 533 Cobleigh Hall.  Phone: (406) 994-5987
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.montana.edu/blameres/

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Dr. Ellen Lauchnor

Associate Professor, Civil Engineering

Technical Interests: Microbial Processes for Water Treatment; Groundwater Remediation
Educational Interests: Integrated Curriculum in Environmental Engineering; Active and Inquiry-based Learning
Office: 221 Cobleigh Hall.  Phone: (406) 994-2134
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.montana.edu/ce/directory/1746975/ellen-lauchnor

Prof Lux

Dr. Nicholas Lux

Associate Professor, Education

Technical Interests: Educational technology theory and practice.
Educational Interests: STEM teaching and learning in K-12 contexts; technology integration in teacher preparation; educational gaming design and integration; new technologies for teaching and learning. 
Office: 209 Reid Hall.  Phone: (406) 994-6581
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.montana.edu/education/faculty/luxContact.html

Menicucci

Dr. Joseph Menicucci

Associate Teaching Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering

Technical Interests: Biological energy conversion; thermodynamics; engineering design.
Educational Interests:
Engineering pedagogy; laboratory development; first-year instruction.
Office: 434 Cobleigh Hall.  Phone: (406) 994-2289
Email: [email protected]
Michelle Miley

Dr. Michelle Miley

Associate Professor, English, Director MSU Writing Center

Technical Interests: Writing center; writing across the curriculum; writing in the disciplines; peer-to-peer learning environments; writing studio models.
Educational Interests: Increasing student critical thinking and communication skills through writing; developing writing support models for faculty and students; developing cultural awareness and empathy through peer-to-peer interaction.
Office: Wilson 1-114.  Phone: (406) 994-6770
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.montana.edu/english/faculty/miley-michelle.html

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Dr. Bob Mokwa

Professor, Civil Engineering

Technical Interests: STEM education, soil mechanics, geotechnical and materials engineering, structural settlement and forensic engineering, soil-structure interactions and x-ray computed tomography
Educational Interests:
Student Success
Office: 212 Montana Hall.  Phone: (406) 994-4371
Email:
Web: http://www.montana.edu/bmowka/

Scott Monfort

Dr. Scott Monfort

Assistant Professor, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Technical Interests: Musculoskeletal biomechanics.
Educational Interests:
Promoting K-12 interest in STEM through biomechanics outreach; STEM outreach for continuing education in the elderly.
Office: 303 Roberts Hall.  Phone: (406) 994-6294
Email: [email protected]
Web: https://www.montana.edu/mie/directory/2069648/scott-monfort

Carrie Myers

Dr. Carrie Myers

Professor, Education

Technical Interests: Institutional roles for faculty; STEM educational outcomes for underrepresented minorities; Sociology of education.
Educational Interests:Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods; Statistics; Assessment; Issues & Trends in Higher Education; History and Philosophy of Higher Education.
Office:  134 Reid Hall.  Phone: 406 994-4203
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.montana.edu/education/directory/1524426/carrie-myers

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Dr. Chrisopher Organ 

Assistant Teaching Professor, Earth Sciences

Technical Interests: 
Educational Interests: Student Success 
Email:
Web: https://www.montana.edu/corgan/

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Dr. Travis Peters

Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Technical Interests: Computer Security and Wireless Network Security, Mobile and Wireless Systems, Internet of Things (IoT), Machine Learning for Cybersecurity
Educational Interests:Computer Security and Wireless Network Security, Mobile Systems, Internet of Things (IoT), Machine Learning for Cybersecurity, Data Structures
Office: 253A Asbjornson Hall.  Phone: 406 994-4296
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.montana.edu/tpeters/

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Dr. Adrienne (Adie) Phillips 

Associate Professor, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering 

Technical Interests: Microbes in extreme environments, Biofilms in porous media, Bioremediation, Fracture sealing and wellbore integrity, Biocements
Educational Interests:
Environmental engineering
Office: 215 Cobleigh Hall.  Phone: 406 994-2119
Email:
Web: http://www.montana.edu/ce/directory/1524476/adrienne-phillips

Prof Plumb

Dr. Carolyn Plumb

Director of Educational Innovation and Strategic Projects, College of Engineering

Technical Interests: Engineering communications: curriculum development and assessment.
Educational Interests: Instructional development for faculty and graduate students; assessment of student learning; program evaluation.
Office:  223 Cobleigh Hall.  Phone: 406 994-6115
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.coe.montana.edu/deans-staff/plumb.html

Prof Plymesser

Dr. Katey Plymesser

Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering

Technical Interests: Eco-hydraulics and fish passage engineering; hydraulic modeling.
Educational interests: Increased diversity in STEM fields; engineering mechanics education; active and inquiry based learning.
Office:  223 Cobleigh Hall.  Phone: 406 994-6115
Email: [email protected]
Abby Richards

Dr. Abbie Richards

Associate Professor, Chemical & Biological Engineering

Technical Interests: Halophilic and alkaliphilic microbes; microbial iron acquisition mechanisms; siderophores.
Educational Interests:
First year education; active and inquiry based learning; peer-mentoring; student persistence and retention.
Office: 313 Cobleigh Hall.  Phone: 406 994-5926
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.chbe.montana.edu/directory/1524515/abigail-richards 

John Sample

Dr. John Sample

Assistant Professor, Physics 

Technical Interests: Earth's magnetosphere and energetic particles therein, energetic phenomena (electrons, gamma rays) associated with lightning
Educational Interests:
Electronics, Electricity & Magnetism, Plasma Physics
Office: 222 Barnard Library.  Phone: (406) 994-1693
Email:
Web: http://www.montana.edu/jsample/
Prof Schell

Dr. William J. Schell

Associate Professor, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Technical Interests: Organizational development, specifically models of leadership development and the role of leadership and culture in change management processes; applied statistics.
Education Interests: Methods to improve the professional skills of engineers and increase of inclusion of underrepresented groups; improving student's ethical reasoning, ability to work through ill-structured information, and leadership skills.
Office: 403 Roberts Hall.  Phone: (406) 994-5938
Email: [email protected] 
Web: http://www.montana.edu/wschell/

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Lelia Sterman

Associate Professor, Library 

Educational Interests: Student Sucess
Office: 149 Renne Library.  Phone: (406) 994-5338
Email: [email protected]
Web: https://www.montana.edu/facultyexcellence/about/staff.html

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Chatanika "Nika" Stoop

Research Resources Coordinator

Office: 149 Renne Library.  Phone: (406) 994-4519
Email:
Web: http://montana.edu/lsterman/

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Dr. Craig Woolard, P.E. 

Professor, Civil Engineering 

Technical Interests: Biological, Chemical and Physical treatment processes, Asset Management  
Educational Interests:
Engineering Leadership, Infrastructure Literacy, Engineering Ethics and Professional Practice
Office: 205 Cobleigh Hall.  Phone: (406) 994-7402
Email:
Web: http://www.montana.edu/ce/directory/2127302/craig-woolard

Wettstein

Dr. Stephanie Wettstein

Associate Professor, Chemical & Biological Engineering

Technical Interests: Separations and catalysis for sustainable chemicals.
Educational Interests: Active learning for large classrooms; increasing women in STEM fields; using technology to promote active learning 
Office: 306 Cobleigh Hall.  Phone: (406) 994-5928
Email: stephanie.wettstein(at)coe.montana.edu
Web: http://www.chbe.montana.edu/staff/wettstein/

Prof Welloughby

Dr. Shannon Willoughby

Associate Professor, Physics

Technical Interests: CoPy alloys and superlattices.
Educational Interests: Increasing the spatial reasoning skills of middle school students; developing heliophysics related curricular material for NASA; increasing the oral communication skills of STEM graduate students; student beliefs regarding the learning of science; calculus-based physics lab development.
Office: 224 Barnard Hall.  Phone: (406) 994-1673
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.physics.montana.edu/people/faculty/willoughby-shannon.html

Sweeney Windchief

Dr. Sweeney Windchief

Associate Professor, Adult & Higher Education

Technical Interests: Indigenous knowledge systems; tribal colleges and universities (TCUs); critical race theory.
Educational Interests: Strategies for mentoring graduate students from historically underrepresented communities; indigenous methodologies in research; law and policy in higher education.
Office: 139 Reid Hall.  Phone: (406) 994-3339
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.montana.edu/education/faculty/windchiefContact.html

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Dr. Mike Wittie

Associate Professor, Computer Science

Technical Interests: Networks, distributed systems, blockchains
Educational Interests: Networks, distributed systems, blockchains
Office: 361 Barnard Hall.  Phone: (406) 994-3541
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.montana.edu/mwittie/