The Montana Model UN faculty advisors are Political Science Adjunct Instructor Nicholas "Nick" Potratz, Political Science Adjunct Professor Eva-Maria Maggi, and Political Science Associate Professor Karen Ruth Adams.
Each Fall, approximately 40 students in PSCI 337/Model UN learn about the UN, diplomacy, and world issues, and trains them in parliamentary procedure so they can serve as secretaries-general, chairs, vice chairs, rapporteurs, experts, and other staff at the November high school conference. Nick Potratz and Prof. Maggi are responsible for planning the high school conference, including country assignments, conference awards, room and catering reservations, the MMUN website, press releases, and conference evaluations.
In the Spring, Prof. Maggi coaches, budgets, raises funds, and makes reservations for the MMUN travelling team, which competes at national and international collegiate conferences.
All three Faculty Advisors are jointly responsible for selecting committees and topics to simulate, developing and updating background guides, and budgeting and fundraising for the conference. They also co-advise the MMUN Club, which sponsors international talks and other events on campus.
The faculty advisors are assisted by CHS staff Dani McLaughlin (school registration) and Michelle Johnsen (accounting), as well as a Political Science graduate teaching assistant.