My name is Montana Hisel-Cochran and I am an Instructor at the Pamplin School of Business. Over the past fourteen years, I have enjoyed a variety of higher education experiences in both teaching and administrative roles.
I have taught Interdisciplinary Studies (Freshmen Seminar), Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, and Introduction to Leadership Skills.
My administrative background includes positions in Disability Services, Educational Talent Search, and Program Coordination.
My professional experience extends beyond to an array of experiences including foster care, social work, and teaching social skills to middle school students.
When I am not in the classroom, I am a sunny weather cyclist and hiker, avid crime show watcher, and fan of all things theatre. Born and raised in Ruidoso, New Mexico, my husband and I, heard the call of the ocean and the forest, and made our way to the Northwest. We reside in North Portland with our lemon beagle, Austin, who provides more entertainment than one could say!
My advice for students: Be interested; that will make you interesting. Be interested in your peers, in your professors, in the paraprofessionals all around you.
Be interested in your community, in your classes, in your city. A degree will not do anything for you on its own; what you do on the way to get that degree will make all the difference.