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BU 117 – The Business of Responding to Poverty - Heidi St. Peter

Heidi St. Peter has an M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Vermont, and a post-graduate certificate in Theology and Pastoral Ministry from Saint Michael’s College.  She is the Assistant Director of Academic Support at Saint Michael’s, working individually with students and student groups to improve study skills and time management.  

Wilderness Photography - Jerald Swope

Jerald Swope is Associate Professor in the Department of Media Studies, Journalism and Digital Arts at Saint Michael’s College.  He holds an M.A. from the Missouri School of Journalism, University of Missouri and a B.A. from Brown University.  His areas of expertise include photojournalism; media literacy; digital design; photo elicitation; and interdisciplinary service learning.  He teaches courses in Advanced Visual Storytelling, Digital Media; Media Revolutions, and Photojournalism in the Digital Age.

Marketing Research - Robert Letovsky

Robert Letovsky is Professor and Department Chair of Business Administration and Accounting at Saint Michael’s College.  He holds a Ph.D. from Concordia University M.B.A. from the University of Toronto, and a B.Comm. from McGill University.  His areas of expertise include: Case development focusing on business/government relations and sustainability.  He teaches Business Policy & Strategic Management, International Business, International Marketing, and Marketing.

AC 141 Financial Accounting - Steven Doyon

Steven Doyon is Visiting Instructor of Business Administration & Accounting at Saint Michael's College.  He holds a B.A. from Saint Michael's College. He is a Vermont licensed Certified Public Accountant. He teaches Managerial Accounting, Intermediate Accounting I, and Intermediate Accounting II.

AN 109 Cultural Anthropology - Bob Brenneman

Bob Brenneman is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Saint Michael's College. He holds a M.A. and a Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame, and a B.A. Eastern Mennonite University. He teaches Deviance, Norms, and Social Control, Special Topics, “God, Gangs, and Globalization”, Introduction to Sociology, Social Problems, and Social Theory.

BI-110 - Topics: Environmental Science - David Heroux

David Heroux is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at Saint Michael's College. He earned his Ph.D. in  Inorganic Chemistry from  Kansas State University and his B.A. in Chemistry from Manhattanville College. His areas of expertise include: nanotechnology, inorganic and environmental chemistry, and chemical magic. He teaches General Chemistry I and II, and Inorganic Chemistry.

BU 190 Special Topics: Personal Finance - Diane Lander

Diane Lander is Associate Professor of Business Administration and Accounting at Saint Michael's College. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Kansas, a M.B.A. from the University of North Texas, and a B.S. from the University of California, Davis (Phi Beta Kappa). Her area of expertise include: Corporate finance, specializing in models for valuing real assets. She teaches Capital Budgeting, Finance, and Strategic Valuation.

BU 214 Management and BU 215 Marketing – Karen Popovich

Karen Popovich is Associate Professor of Business Administration and Accounting at Saint Michael's College. She holds a B.B.A., M.B.A., D.B.A. from Cleveland State University. Her areas of expertise include: operations management with a specific focus in strategic enrollment management for higher education and a background that includes technology, strategy, management, and data analysis. She teaches Decision-making Tools, Strategic Management, Production and Operations Management, and Statistics.

BU 405 Principles of Advertising - Robert Letovsky

Robert Letovsky is Professor and Department Chair of Business Administration and Accounting at Saint Michael’s College.  He holds a Ph.D. from Concordia University M.B.A. from the University of Toronto, and a B.Comm. from McGill University.  His areas of expertise include: Case development focusing on business/government relations and sustainability.  He teaches Business Policy & Strategic Management, International Business, International Marketing, and Marketing.

CS 101 Introduction to Multimedia Computing - Michael Battig

Michael Battig is Professor of Computer Science at Saint Michael’s College.  He holds a Ph.D. from Mississippi State University, M.S. from the University of North Texas and a B.S. from Miami University.  His areas of expertise include Software engineering; testing object-oriented software; and computer science/information systems education. He teaches Database Management, Introduction to Computer Science II, Organization of Programming Languages, and Software Engineering.

EC 101 Principles Macroeconomics - Reza Ramazani

Reza Ramazani is Professor of Economics at Saint Michael’s College.  He earned his M.A and Ph.D.at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and holds a B.A. from Ghazvin College of Economics, Iran.  In addition to the introductory courses in economics, he teaches upper level Macroeconomic Theory, Statistics for Economics, Senior Seminar and several electives such as International Economics, and Environmental Economics.

EC 103 Principles of Microeconomics - Tara Natarajan

Tara Natarajan is Associate Professor of Economics at Saint Michael's College. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, a M.A. from the University of Bombay, India, and a B.A. Sophia College, India. Her areas of expertise includes: applied research on development and poverty: food, agrarian change, capitalist transformation, and development activism in India. She teaches Development Economics, History of Economic Thought and Policy, Microeconomic Theory, Economics Senior Seminar, and World Economies.History of Economic Thought and Policy.

EN 101 College Writing - Emily Copeland

Emily Copeland has been teaching English 101: Introduction to College Writing in the English Department at St. Mike's since 2011. She holds a B.A. in English and Creative Writing from Dartmouth College and a MA in English Literature from Boston College. She is also a book editor with Wind Ridge Publishing in Shelburne, VT. She really enjoys working with students on pre-writing techniques and helping them to understand that writing well is a skill that comes with practice.

HI 103 U.S. History since 1865 - Micalee Sullivan

Micalee Sullivan is an adjunct instructor of US and Environmental History at Saint Michael's College.  She received a Ph.D. from Michigan State University where she studied labor and working class communities.  

MA 104 Pre-Calculus - Krisan Geary

Krisan Geary is Mathematics Instructor and Quantitative Skills Coordinator at Saint Michael’s College.  She holds a B.A and an M.S. from the University of Vermont.  Her areas of expertise include mathematics education and mathematics pedagogy; mathematical preparation of in-service and pre-service teachers; abstract algebra.  Her true passion is in helping students who have struggled with mathematics in the past realize that they can do high-level mathematics.  Prior to coming to Saint Michael’s in 2011, she taught at the University of Vermont for four years.

MA 120 Elementary Statistics – Jim Hefferon

Jim Hefferon is Professor of Mathematics at Saint Michael’s College.  He earned his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut.  His background is in the theory of computation. He has written a number of Free texts, including Linear Algebra. He teaches Calculus, Numerical Methods, Statistics, and Theory of Computing.

PO 285 Comparative Politics - Mike Bosia

Mike Bosia is Associate Professor of Political Science at Saint Michael’s College. He holds a M.A. and a Ph.D. from Northwestern University, and a B.A. from California State University. He teaches Democratic Traditions, Film and Politics, France and Empire, Introduction to Comparative Politics, State Violence and Justice, and the Politics of Multiethnic Societies.

PS 101 General Psychology - Ari Kirshenbaum

Ari Kirshenbaum is Associate Professor of Psychology, and the Krikstone Laboratory for the Behavioral Sciences, and the Pre-Pharmacy Degree Coordinator. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Montana, Missoula, a B.A. from the University of Colorado, Boulder, a Post-Doctoral Scientist, from NASA Ames Research Center, and a Post-Doctoral Scientist, from University of Vermont, College of Medicine. His area of expertise includes: animal behavior and psychopharmacology. He teaches Introduction to Psychology, Research Methods II, Animal Learning and Behaviour, and Drugs and Behavior.

PS 250 Social Psychology – A. René Schmauder

A. René Schmauder serves as the Assessment Coordinator at Saint Michael’s College, and she teaches Psychology. She has an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and English from Mount Holyoke College and a Ph.D. in Psychology and M.A. in Linguistics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Her published research focuses on adult and infant language processing. In her spare time, she is preoccupied by marine science, chickens, scuba diving, farming, and foraging. 

PS 320 Psychology and Law (Forensic Psychology) - David Boynton

David Boynton is Associate Professor of Psychology at Saint Michael’s College. He holds a B.A., Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Maine, and Postdoctoral Training in Quantitative Methods from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. His area of expertise includes: cognitive psychology, with a specialization in judgment and decision making. He teaches Cognitive Psychology, Psychology and Law, History and Issues, and Research Methods.

SO 101 Introduction to Sociology - Bob Brenneman

Bob Brenneman is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Saint Michael's College. He holds a M.A. and a Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame, and a B.A. Eastern Mennonite University. He teaches Deviance, Norms, and Social Control, Special Topics, “God, Gangs, and Globalization”, Introduction to Sociology, Social Problems, and Social Theory.

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