New Faculty 2019

College of the Arts and Media

School of Music

Coreen Duffy
Assistant Professor

Education
D.M.A., University of Southern California, 2014
M.M., University of Miami, 2008
J.D., University of Michigan, 2002
B.M.A./B.A., University of Michigan, 1998

Experience
Visiting Assistant Professor/Interim Director of Choral Activities, University of Montana, 2018-2019
Full-Time Lecturer, Choral Studies, University of Miami Frost School of Music, 2013-2018
Adjunct Musicology Faculty, University of Miami Frost School of Music, 2011-2013

School of Theatre and Dance

Lara Berich
Assistant Professor

Education
M.F.A., Boston University, 2006
B.A., Greensboro College, 1999

Experience
Costume Technology Lecturer/Costume Studio Manager, Ohio University, 2017-2019
Apprentice Scenes Costume Technology Supervisor, The Santa Fe Opera, 2013-2019
Costume Technology Instructor/Staff Draper/Tailor, Indiana University, 2007-2012
Costume Shop Manager/Draper/Dyer/Craftsperson, Muhlenberg College, 2006-2007

Mike Post
Assistant Professor

Education
M.F.A., University of Montana, 1995
A.B., Ripon College, 1984

Experience
Production Manager, Marin Theatre Company, 2015-2019
Production Manager, Georgia Shakespeare, 2014
Instructor, Georgia Perimeter College, 2010-2019
Production Manager, The Center for Puppetry Arts, 2008-2010

School of Visual and Media Arts

Michael Cassens
Assistant Professor

Education
M.S., University of Montana, 2003
B.A., University of Montana, 1996

Experience
Assistant Professor, University of Montana, 2019
Lecturer, University of Montana, 2010-2018
Adjunct Professor, University of Montana, 2001-2010

College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences

School of Integrative Physiology and Athletic Training

Shane Murphy
Assistant Professor

Education
Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado, 2019
M.S., Indiana University, 2016
B.S., University of Wisconsin, 2014

Experience
Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Northern Colorado, 2016-2019
Academic Advisor, Research Mentor, and Instructor, University of Northern Colorado, 2017
Associate Instructor and Graduate Research Assistant, Indiana University, 2014-2016
Athletic Training Apprentice and Student Athletic Trainer, University of Wisconsin, 2011-2014

School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

Andrew Kittelson
Assistant Professor

Education
Ph.D., University of Colorado Denver, 2016
D.P.T., Regis University, 2010
B.S., Arizona State University, 2002

Experience
Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Denver, 2017-2019
Research Assistant, University of Colorado Denver, 2010-2011
Physical Therapist, ProCare Physical Therapy, 2010-2011
Physical Therapist, Therex, Inc., 2010-2011

Brian Loyd
Assistant Professor

Education
Ph.D., University of Colorado, 2017
D.P.T., Texas Tech University Health Science Center, 2012
B.A., Hastings College, 2009

Experience
Post-doctoral Research Fellow, University of Utah, 2018-2019
Teaching Assistant, Texas Tech University Health Science Center, 2012
Teaching Assistant, Hastings College, 2009-2010

 

School of Speech, Language, Hearing, and Occupational Sciences

Rachel Madorskiy
Assistant Professor

Education
Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 2019
B.A., University of Louisville, 2014

Experience
Research Assistant, University of South Carolina, 2016-2019
Instructor, University of South Carolina, 2017-2018
Guest Lecturer, University of South Carolina, 2016 

 

College of Humanities and Sciences

Department of Mathematical Science

Javier Pérez Álvaro
Assistant Professor

Education
Ph.D., Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, 2015
M.A., Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, 2011
B.A., Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 2009

Experience
Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Montana, 2017-2019
Research Associate, KU Leuven, Belgium, 2016-2017
Research Associate, The University of Manchester, UK, 2014-2016

Division of Biological Sciences

Laurie Minns
Assistant Professor

Education
Ph.D., Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College, 2005
B.S., University of Montana, 1999
B.A., University of Montana, 1997

Experience
Lecturer, University of Montana, 2010-2019
Adjunct Instructor, Kaplan University, 2009-2015
Adjunct Instructor, Chamberlain School of Nursing, 2009-2010
Adjunct Instructor, Community College of Vermont, 2005-2006
Guest Lecturer, Colby Sawyer College 2002

Department of English

Erin Saldin
Assistant Professor

Education
M.F.A., University of Virginia, 2007
B.A., Carleton College, 2000

Experience
Lecturer, University of Montana, 2012-2019
Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Montana, 2008-2012
Instructor, University of Virginia, 2006-2007

Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library

Ben Chiewphasa
Assistant Professor

Education
M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2019
M.A., University of Montana, 2016
B.A., Denison University, 2014

Experience
Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Montana, 2018-2019
Cataloging Specialist, University of Montana, 2015-2019
Archaeological Technician, Bitterroot National Forest and Helena National Forest, 2015
Ludvig G. Browman Fellow in Museum Studies, The Historical Museum at Fort Missoula, 2015 

Missoula College

Department of Applied Arts and Sciences

Jessica Dougherty-McMichael
Assistant Professor

Education
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 2011
B.A., University of Montana, 2001

Experience
Adjunct Instructor, University of Montana, 2009-2019
Instructor, University of Notre Dame, 2004-2006 

Department of Business Technology

Carlton Galbreath
Assistant Professor

Education
Co-Active Coach Training Program, Coaches Training Institute, 2016
Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP), University of Pennsylvania, 2016
B.B.A., Gonzaga University, 2012

Experience
Co-Founder and CEO, BossB, MD, 2018-2019
Principal, Carlton Galbreath and Associates, 2016-2019
Account Executive, HubSpot, 2016-2017
Enterprise Sales Area Manager, Tableau Software, 2015-2016
Sales Area Manager, Tableau Software, 2013-2014

Victor Valgenti
Assistant Professor

Education
Ph.D., Washington State University, 2012
M.S., City University (Bellevue, WA), 2002
B.A., University of Montana, 1993

Experience
VP Research, Petabi, Inc., 2013
Adjunct Professor, Washington State University, 2012
Software Engineer, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratory (SEL), 2010-2013
Ph.D. Intern, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, 2009 

Department of Health Professions

Colleen Holmquist
Assistant Professor

Education
B.S., University of Montana, 2015
A.A., University of Montana, 1994
Respiratory Therapy Technician Certificate, Missoula Vo-Tech, 1981

Experience
EEG Technologist, Community Medical Center, 1996-2019
On-call EEG Technologist, Providence St. Patrick Hospital, 2017-2019
Adjunct Instructor, University of Montana College of Technology, 2004-2013 

Department of Industrial Technology

John Freer
Assistant Professor

Education
M.S., San Francisco Institute of Architecture, 2016

Experience
Adjunct Faculty, University of Montana, 2014-2019
Principal/Owner, GBS Consulting, 2006-2019
President/Owner/Founder, Riverworks, Inc., 1997-2012 

Phyllis J. Washington College of Education

Department of Counseling

Jayna Mumbauer
Assistant Professor

Education
Ph.D., University of Central Florida, 2019
M.A., Wake Forest University, 2016
B.A., Vanderbilt University, 2012

Experience
Group Counseling Supervisor, Boys and Girls Club of Central Florida, 2018
Elementary School Group Counselor, Napford Elementary School, 2017-2018
Toni Jennings Exceptional Education Scholar, University of Central Florida, 2016-2019
Academic Coach, Toni Jennings Exceptional Education Institute, University of Central Florida, 2016-2017
Inclusive Education Services Graduate Assistant, University of Central Florida, 2016-2018

Emily Sallee
Assistant Professor

Education
Ph.D., Oregon State University, 2019
M.A., George Fox University, 2009
B.A., Warner Pacific University, 2007

Experience
Adjunct Instructor, George Fox University, 2018-2019
Professional School Counselor, Portland Public School District, 2018-2019
Visiting Assistant Professor, George Fox University, 2017-2018
Interim Program Director, George Fox University, 2017-2018
Interim Clinical Director, George Fox University, 2017-2018

Department of Teaching and Learning

Jeb Puryear
Assistant Professor

Education
Ph.D., University of North Texas, 2016
M.A., Western Governors University, 2012
B.S., University of Oklahoma, 1999

Experience
Highly Able (Challenge and Enrichment) Coordinator – Grade 5-12, ACS International Schools, 2017-2019
Adjunct Professor, University of Connecticut, 2017
Research Associate, University of Connecticut, 2016-2017
Teaching Fellow and Doctoral Assistant, University of North Texas, 2013-2016
International Baccalaureate (IB) Program Coordinator and High School Teacher, Coppell High School, 2006-2013

Allison Wilson
Assistant Professor

Education
Ph.D., University of Oregon, 2015
M.Ed., University of Montana, 2010
B.S., University of Idaho, 2007

Experience
Assistant Professor, Eastern Washington University, 2015-2019

Previous Years

2018

2017