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Sports Marketing and Software Services Company - 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.

Sustainable Food Systems on College Campuses - Heather Ellis-Lynch

Heather Ellis-Lynch has been Sustainability Coordinator at Saint Michael’s College since 2008. She facilitates the development of strategies for incorporating environmental sustainability into the academic, residential and operational activities of the college. In addition to running the Office of Sustainability, she manages the college's Organic Garden, Recycling & Compost Programs, maintains the college’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory, advises Green Up (the student environmental club) collaborates with community organizations, works closely with the Environmental Studies major and the Office of Community Engaged Learning. She received her Bachelor’s of Science from the University of New Hampshire in Environmental Conservation with a concentration in Environmental Affairs.  She is a certified Extension Master Gardener and is a Master’s of Science Candidate in Sustainable Food Systems at Green Mountain College.

Tackling Homelessness – 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 Director of MOVE (Mobilization of Volunteer Efforts) at Saint Michael’s. MOVE operates 25-30 ongoing programs-- all are student-run and student-directed. Each program developed because of student interest, and they continue because of student dedication. 

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.

BU 209 Business Law – William Wargo

William Wargo holds a J.D. from New York University School of Law Education, an M.S.W. from Hunter School of Social Work, and an A.B. from Columbia College. He served as the Vermont Health Department’s legal counsel for over 15 years. Before that, he worked as a social worker in New York City, assisting foster children, counseling disabled veterans, providing individual and family counseling to recovering drug addicts, working with Bowery alcoholics, and providing emergency therapeutic services for people in crisis. As a lawyer, he has managed two legal services offices (one providing services to low-income people on New York City’s Lower East Side and the other providing services to prisoners) and served as the Winooski city attorney for 10 years. He has taught Business Law for 20 years at St. Michael’s College.

BU 214 Management - Brosh Teucher

Brosh Teucher is Assistant Professor of Business Administration and Accounting at Saint Michael’s College. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Washington, an M.S. from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, and a B.A. from Haifa University.  His areas of expertise include Negotiation, managerial dispute resolution, effective teamwork, leadership, cross-cultural negotiation and alternative dispute resolution processes and outcomes.  He teaches Introduction to Management and Negotiation Skills.

BU 215 Marketing – Kellie Campbell

Kellie Campbell is Assistant Director of Academic Technology in the Information Technology department at Saint Michael’s College.  She holds a Master of Science in Administration from Saint Michael's College, focusing on Management and Leadership.  In her IT role, she works closely with colleagues to identify how technology can support and enhance teaching and learning.  For summer 2014, she is Director of the Accelerated Summer College, a new and creative project for Saint Michael’s.  She has also co-taught the Seminar for Academic Success at the College during the academic year.

BU 405 Principles of Advertising - Christian Camerota

Since graduating from Saint Michael’s in 2004 with a degree in English Literature, Christian Camerota has worked all over the country, including for the San Francisco Chronicle, Men’s Journal and National Geographic Adventure. He will complete his Master’s Degree in Journalism from Quinnipiac University in May, 2014.  He will be teaching Principles of Advertising, a course he’s especially excited about for its connections to modern media and modes of communication.

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 – Patrick Walsh

Patrick Walsh is Associate Professor of Economics at Saint Michael’s College. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and a B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis.  His areas of expertise include Economics of education; focusing on competition in education; sorting among schools; and peer externalities. Other topics include occupational choice and occupational switching.  He teaches Economics of Health Care, Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, and Public Finance. He chose to pursue a Ph.D. in economics so that he would have the opportunity to show students that economics is a powerful, interesting, and relevant way of understanding the world's problems.

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. 

FR 101 First Semester French/FR 102 Second Semester French - Peter Vantine

Peter Vantine is Assistant Professor of French at Saint Michael’s College.  He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, holds a DEA from the Université de Genève (Switzerland), and a B.A. from Amherst College.  Prior to joining Saint Michael's in 2011 he taught at The University of Saint Thomas (MN), Macalester College (MN), and Indiana University. He has lived in Paris and Dijon, France, as well as in Geneva, Switzerland.  His areas of expertise include Nineteenth-century French literature (poetry, theater, novels) and culture, particularly print and visual culture.  He teaches Beginning, intermediate, and advanced language, culture, and literature courses in French and Francophone Studies.

HI 101 U.S. History to 1865/HI 103 U.S. History since 1865 - Susan Ouellette

Susan Ouellette is Professor of History at Saint Michael’s College. She earned her B.A. at SUNY Plattsburgh, and her M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  Her areas of expertise include Early America, including the first settlement up to the American Revolution period; Native Americans; Immigration history, especially the experience of Francophones in the Northeast; Textiles history; Women’s history; diaries and memoirs. She teaches The Age of American Revolution, 1763-1815, American Society and Culture to 1865, History of the American Family, Native Peoples of North America, The Roots of American Society, 1607-1763, Senior Seminar, Topics in Women's History and the History of Gender, United States History to 1865, Women in American Society.

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 245 International Relations – Jeffrey Ayres

Jeffrey Ayres is Professor of Political Science, Chair of the Political Science Department, and Director of the Environmental Studies Program at Saint Michael’s College.  He has recently been named Dean of the College, appointment to begin July 2014.  He holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  His areas of expertise include Globalization, Global and Regional Governance, International Relations, Social Movements and Contentious Politics, Canadian and North American Politics.  He teaches Globalization and Resistance, Global Governance Global Problems, International Relations, Politics of the World Economy, Social Movements and Contentious Politics, U.S. Foreign Policy.

PS 101 General Psychology/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. 

SO 101 Introduction to Sociology – Michael Ohler

Michael Ohler is Director of Student Services and Instructor of Social Policy at Burlington College in Burlington, Vermont, as well as adjunct instructor of Sociology at the Community College of Vermont and Saint Michael’s College.  He holds an M.S. from Buffalo State College and a B.A. from Empire State College in Buffalo.

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