Shauna Basile. M.B.A.
Shauna Basile’s focus is on accounting, finance and ethics. Her teachings encourage an entrepreneurial spirit in students through projects integrating real-world business activity with course-specific requirements. She develops case studies and live simulations that are continually
updated based upon current world events.
Professor Basile advises Montana Western’s Business Club, and she is an active member of the Dillon community through involvement with audit committees of local organizations.
Fredrick Chilson, Ph.D.
Fredrick Chilson is the chair of the Business and Technology department. His area of research is distance learning pedagogy and evaluation. In New Mexico, Chilson created the first completely on-line higher education program. He is interested in helping faculty transition from teaching face-to-face to facilitating classes on-line. Chilson is also devoted to integrating “Brain-Based Learning” into the classroom and workplace for retention and motivation.
Kevin Engellant, M. Ed.
Kevin Engellant is currently is his second year teaching full time in the business and technology department. He is also the faculty advisor for the Office Simulation Computer Lab. Engellant was the head women’s basketball coach at UMW for 13 years in addition to teaching classes in the business and technolgy department and serving as the director of the Microcomputer Center. Engellant is a Microsoft Certified Application Specialist in the following programs: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook. He is currently a faculty advocate for Pearson Higher Education and is working on his Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction with an Instructional Technolgy emphasis. Engellant incorporates new technologies and software in his computer courses.
Jim Falvey, Ph.D.
Jim Falvey is an economist with a great interest in resource economics.
He believes a strong role for free markets and individual decision-making in the economy is compatible with sustainable management of natural resources. He recruits students to his resource economics course who are interested in bridging the gap between economists and scientists/conservationists.
Falvey especially encourages science students to join business students in his classes to provide their perspectives in discussions of economic models of resource management.
Christian Gilde’s teaching interests include marketing, consumer behavior, management, and operations management. His previous research translated into a book on higher education. Gilde has presented his work and participated in numerous conferences such as the Academy of Management Conference, the International Conference in Higher Education Marketing, and the European Marketing Academy Conference. He gave guest lectures at various universities including London Metropolitan University and is a guest lecturer on the Doctor of Business Administration in Higher Education Management program at the University of Bath. He serves as a reviewer for journals such as the Journal of Consumer Behaviour and the Journal of Marketing for Higher Education.
Denise Holland teaches the methods courses for the Business and Computer Applications, Technology for Elementary Teachers courses, and serves as the post baccalaureate coordinator for students wanting licensure. Holland has a love for technology and the potential it has to serve both students and teachers.
Holland’s students work on projects they can use in their classrooms and encourages them to learn as much about technology as possible. Her professional history includes educating college students in business, computer applications, and technology education for the past 10 years; teaching public high school courses in business and marketing; and assisting elementary teachers in creating technology projects for their classes. Holland’s research interest focuses around the topic of technology and education.
Cecil Jones, J.D.
Cecil Jones has practiced law for 25 years. His practice currently focuses on estate planning.
In his business law class, students train for the real business world by drafting their own legal documents. In his investments class, which runs over the entire spring semester, students use the skills acquired in the business law course to try to increase their starting capital of $500,000 through judicious “investments.”
Professor Jones anticipates an especially interesting version of the class in the fall of 2010 as the market fallout from the recent national financial crisis continues.