Shawn Clark, Ed.D.
Leslie Lott, M.E.T.
Professor Lott taught in the public-school system in both Idaho and Montana prior to joining the faculty in 2012. She did graduate work in instructional design, educational technology, library science, and counseling. She helped bring about the Quality Matters initiative, a training program for professors to ensure high quality online course design. Professor Lott serves on the Montana State Praxis committee, which reviews the teacher certification exams, and sits on the State Council of Deans of Education.
The university mission inspires her, with a special emphasis on the underprivileged; she endeavors to help students see their divine worth. She serves on the Core Advisory Committee.
A Montana native, she loves the close-knit community with space to roam. She serves in a regional leadership role for women’s ministries at her church. She is also an enrolled member of the Choctaw tribe.
BA, Boise State University
MET, Boise State University
“Dear Teacher, I am the survivor of a concentration camp. My eyes saw what no man should witness: gas chambers built by learned engineers, children poisoned by educated physicians, infants killed by trained nurses, and women and babies shot and burned by high school graduates. So I am suspicious of education. My request is: Help your students to become more human. Your efforts must never produce learned monsters, skilled psychopaths, educated Eichmanns. Reading, writing, and arithmetic are important only if they serve to make our children more human.”
-Haim Ginott, 20th c. teacher and psychologist
Thomas Raunig, Ed.D.
Dr. Tom Raunig came to the University in 2008 from the University of Montana, where he was the head track and field/cross country coach for men and for women for 12 years. He coached numerous professional athletes including five different individual national track and field champions. Raunig provides service opportunities for his students, including a homeschoolers physical education course and assisting in after-school programs. His students go on to coach at schools throughout the Northwest.
His research interests include the role of the coach in predicting the oxygen utilization of distance runners, as well as the relationship between the funding of collegiate athletics and success in coaching. Raunig feels fortunate to combine his love of sport and fitness into a profession. He volunteers on behalf of the YWCA domestic violence shelter, Relay for Life, and the Buddy Walk. He is also an official at local sporting events.
Dr. Raunig is still dedicated to staying physically fit. His activities include running, hiking, biking, and walking throughout the beautiful city of Great Falls.
BS, University of Montana
MS, University of Montana
EdD, Montana State University
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.”
-Henry David Thoreau