New Faculty 2017

College of Health Professions & Biomedical Sciences

School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science

Richard Willy
Assistant Professor

Education
Ph.D., University of Delaware, 2011
M.P.T., Ohio University, 1999
B.S., Ohio University, 1997

Experience
Assistant Professor, East Carolina University, 2013-2017
Assistant Professor, Ohio University, 2011-2013
Ad Hoc Clinician, University of Delaware Running Clinic, 2007-2011
Director of Physical Therapy Services, First Settlement Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine, Inc., 2001-2003; 2005-2007
Clinical Director, The Point Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation & ErgoMed, 2003-2005

School of Public & Community Health Sciences

Erin Semmens
Assistant Professor

Education
Ph.D., University of Washington, 2012
M.P.H., University of Washington, 2007
B.A., Duke University, 2002

Experience
Research Assistant Professor, University of Montana, 2016
Adjunct Professor, University of Montana, 2015
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Montana, 2012-2016
Senior Fellow, University of Washington, 2012-2013
Predoctoral Research Associate, University of Montana, 2009-2012

School of Social Work

Ashley Trautman
Assistant Professor

Education
J.D., University of Montana, 2014
Bar Admission, State of Montana, 2014
M.S.W., University of Montana, 2011
B.A., University of Montana, 2007

Experience
Assistant Research Professor, University of Montana, 2017
Juvenile Justice Technical Assistance Specialist, University of Montana, 2017
Assistant Director of Field Education, University of Montana, 2015-2017
Indian Child Welfare Policy Specialist & Program Manager, National Native Children's Trauma Center, 2013-2015
Tribal Advocate, Legal Aid of Wyoming, 2012

Skaggs School of Pharmacy

Hayley Blackburn
Assistant Professor

Education
Pharm.D., University of Montana, 2013
B.A., University of Montana, 2008

Experience
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Roseburg VA Medical Center, 2016-2017
Pharmacy Manager, Safeway Pharmacy, 2015
Clinical Pharmacist, Community Physician Group, 2014-2015
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Resident, Community Medical Center, 2013-2014
Staff Pharmacist, CVS Pharmacy, 2009-2015

College of Humanities & Sciences

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Lu Hu
Assistant Professor

Education
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2014
M.S., Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2008
B.S., China University of Geosciences, 2005

Experience
Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University, 2014-2017
Research Assistant, University of Minnesota, 2008-2014
Research Assistant, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2005-2008

Department of Computer Science

Oliver Serang
Assistant Professor

Education
Ph.D., University of Washington, 2011
B.S., North Carolina State University, 2006

Experience
W1 Professor, Freie Universitat Berlin, 2015-2017
Research Scientist, Thermo Fisher Scientific, 2013-2014
Lecturer, Universitat Bremen, 2014
Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School, 2011-2013
Visiting Scientist, University of São Paulo ESALQ, 2011

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Elizabeth Gillaspy
Assistant Professor

Education
Ph.D., Dartmouth College, 2014
M.A., Dartmouth College, 2010
B.A., Macalester College, 2007

Experience
Burnett Meyer Instructor, University of Colorado-Boulder, 2014-2017
Instructor, University of Colorado-Boulder, 2014-2015
Assistant Instructor, Dartmouth College, 2013
Instructor, Dartmouth College, 2011
Teaching Assistant, Dartmouth College, 2008-2010

Division of Biological Sciences

Brandon Cooper
Assistant Professor

Education
Ph.D., Indiana University, 2014
M.S., Indiana State University, 2009
B.S., Indiana State University, 2009

Experience
Post-Doctoral Fellow, UC Davis Turelli Lab, 2014-2017
Ph.D. Candidate, Indiana University, 2010-2014
Associate Instructor, Indiana University, 2010-2013
Teaching Assistant, Indiana State University, 2008-2010

Robert Hall
Distinguished Professor of Limnology

Education
Ph.D., University of Georgia, 1996
B.S., Cornell University, 1989

Experience
Professor, University of Wyoming, 2010-2017
Director, University of Wyoming, 2011-2017
Associate Professor, University of Wyoming, 2004-2010
Assistant Professor, University of Wyoming, 1998-2004
Postdoctoral Associate, Institute of Ecosystem Studies, 1996-1998

Patrick Secor
Assistant Professor

Education
Ph.D., Montana State University, 2011
B.S., Montana State University, 2006

Experience
Guest Lecturer, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, 2016
Co-Instructor, Montana State University, 2010
Teaching Assistant, Montana State University, 2007-2008

College of Visual & Performing Arts

School of Theatre & Dance

Sarah Fulford
Assistant Professor

Education
Post Graduate Certification, London College of Fashtion-University of the Arts, 2011
B.A., Western Washington University-Fairhaven, 2006

Experience
Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Montana, 2015-2017
Costume Designer, University of Montana, 2016
Costume Designer, Western Washington University, 2008
Lead Cutter/Draper, various, 2011-2016

Maureen & Mike Manfield Library

Jaci Wilkinson
Assistant Professor

Education
M.S., University of North Carolina, 2015
B.A., Luther College, 2012

Experience
Visiting Assistant Professor, Luther College, 2015-2016

School of Business Administration

Department of Accounting & Finance

Jeanmarie Lord
Assistant Professor

Education
Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin, 2017
M.S., Boston College, 2010
Certified Public Accountant, Massachusetts, 2005
B.S., Lehigh University, 2002

Experience
Assistant Instructor, University of Texas at Austin, 2014
Co-Assistant Instructor, University of Texas at Austin, 2014
Teaching Assistant, University of Texas at Austin, 2012-2015

School of Journalism

Kevin Tompkins
Visiting Assistant Professor

Education
B.A., Colorado University, 1982

Experience
Creative Services Production Manager, KREM Television, 2004-2016
Producer/Director/Editor, KREM Television, 1986-2016
Editor/Broadcast Technician, KRDO Television, 1982-1986