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  • MSUM Noyce: Meet the Faculty

     

    Co-Principal Investigators

  • Harms, Timothy
    Faculty
    Mathematics Department

    Office: MA 375F
    Phone: 218.477.4016
    Email: harms@mnstate.edu
    web.mnstate.edu/harms

  • Houts-Smith, Linda
    TESL Program Coordinator
    History, Languages, Critical Race and Women's Studies, Department of

    Office: MA 279B
    Phone: 218.477.4059
    Email: houtsli@mnstate.edu
    web.mnstate.edu/houtsli
    Linda Houts-Smith, Associate Professor and Program Coordinator, TESL; Ph.D. in English, M.A.T. in ESL, B.A. in Classics and Medieval Studies; Linda began her career in ESL as a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco, and she has taught in six different states as well as three foreign countries. Now Linda not only teaches in but also coordinates the TESL program. Although a generalist, Linda’s greatest expertise probably lies in syntax and the nature of oral language.

  • Lindaas, Steve(Steve)
    Faculty
    Physics and Astronomy Department

    Office: HA 307G
    Phone: 218.477.4268
    Email: lindaas@mnstate.edu
    web.mnstate.edu/lindaas

  • Wallace, Alison
    Faculty
    Biosciences Department

    Office: HA 407P
    Phone: 218.477.2843
    Email: wallacea@mnstate.edu
    web.mnstate.edu/wallace
    Education history: B.A. in Biology, St. Olaf College; Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolution, Stony Brook University Research Interests: science education, plant ecology, ecological restoration, sustainability Teaching Assignments: Exploring Biology, Secondary Science Methods, Evolutionary Biology, Principles of Ecology, Plant Evolution, Organismal Biology, Pacific Northwest Ecology, Learning Assistant Seminar

  • Senior Personnel

  • Smith, Brian
    Faculty
    School of Teaching and Learning

    Office: LO 216K
    Phone: 218.477.2697
    Email: brian.smith@mnstate.edu
    web.mnstate.edu/smithb
    Brian Smith, Associate Professor, Educational Foundations; Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, M.A.T. in ESL, B.S. in English Education; Brian’s work experience spans professional positions in five different countries of vastly different cultures, languages, and religions, including the U.S., Botswana, Indonesia, Puerto Rico, and the Federated States of Micronesia. Brian brings expertise in educational psychology, statistics, research methods, assessment, and the teaching of writing to the TESL program.

  • Colson, Russell
    Faculty
    Anthropology and Earth Science Department

    Office: KH 201
    Phone: 218.477.5832
    Email: colson@mnstate.edu
    web.mnstate.edu/colson
    Professor of Geology; Ph.D., Geological Sciences, University of Tennessee; Areas of Interest: Earth science education, experimental petrology, planetary science, and geochemistry

  • Lahti, Richard
    Professor
    Chemistry Department

    Office: HA 407G
    Phone: 218.477.2149
    Email: lahtiri@mnstate.edu


  • Swaggert, Julie
    Faculty
    School of Teaching and Learning

    Office: LO 214D
    Phone: 218.477.2898
    Email: julie.swaggert@mnstate.edu