UMW News BureauThe start of the 2009/2010 school year here at Montana Western brings with it new faces to our great group of faculty. We our proud to introduce the next three profiles of new Montana Western professors. The start of the 2009/2010 school year here at Montana Western brings with it new faces to our great group of faculty. We our proud to introduce the next three profiles of new Montana Western professors: Michelle Anderson is the newest member of the environmental sciences department. She is teaching a variety of classes including wildlife biology and management; ecology; survey of Montana wildlife and habitats; and introduction to life science. Anderson is a native of Newport, R.I. She received her bachelors in science in marine and freshwater biology from the University of New Hampshire and her doctorate in organismal biology and ecology from the University of Montana. Her love of the sciences is a life-long passion that began by poking around the tide pools of Rhode Island looking for creatures. Kevin Engellant is making the move to a full-time instructor in the business and technology department after 14 years as a part-time instructor and manager of the Micro Computer Center. A native of Geraldine, Mont., he received his bachelor of science in secondary education (math and business) and a bachelor of science in business administration, both in 1991 from Montana Western and his master of education from the University of Montana-Missoula in 1994. He teaches business information systems and computer hardware and software in addition to managing the Office Simulation Center. Cheryl Juergens is a new addition to the Montana Western Health and Human Performance faculty. A native of St. Louis, Mo., Juergens received her bachelor of arts in K-12 health and physical education from South Florida University, a bachelor of arts in fine arts from Principia College, her masters in science in exercise and sports sciences from Oregon State. Cheryl is also a doctoral candidate in human development and family studies through Texas Tech. Her academic interest is based on research that shows the relationship of health-related benefits derived from a physically active lifestyle combined with healthy lifestyle choices.
The University of Montana Western has launched a national search for the provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs position.