2017-2018 Catalog

Full Time Faculty

Alviar, Alex

Liberal Arts Department

B. A., English, The Honors College at Michigan State University

M.F.A., English, University of Montana

Baldwin, Carol

Psychology Department Head

B.F.A., Fine Arts, Colorado State University

M.S., Clinical Psychology, University of North Texas

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of North Texas

Begay, Tina

Business Department

A.A.S., Office Education, Salish Kootenai College

B.S., Business Administration, University of Montana

M.B.A., Business Management, University of Montana

Bennett, Dustin

Highway Construction Training Department

Certificate of Completion, Highway Construction Training,

Salish Kootenai College

Berthelote , Antony

Hydrology Department Head

B.S., General Geology, University of Montana

M.S., Geophysics, University of Alaska–Fairbanks

Ph.D., Geosciences, University of Montana

Brien, Aaron

Native American Studies

B.A , Native American Studies, University of Montana

M.A.,  Anthropology, University of Montana

Bone, Linda

Education Department

B.S., Elementary Education, Montana State University

M.Ed., Curriculum & Instruction, Lesley University

Broom, Brittnee

Office Professions Department

A.A., Business Management, Salish Kootenai College

B. S., Business Management, University of Montana–Western

M.A., Organizational Leadership, Gonzaga University

Burland, Amy

Education Department

B.S., Elementary Education, University of Minnesota–Moorhead

M.Ed., Education Administration, University of North Dakota

Ed. D, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Montana

Carew, Co

Distance Education Department

B.S.W., Social Work, University of Montana

M.S.W., Social Work, Denver University

Clairmont, Effie

Liberal Arts Department

B.A., Elementary Education, University of Montana

M.Ed., Education Technology, Lesley University

Cullen, Christine

Nursing Department

A.S.N., Salish Kootenai College

B.S.N., Salish Kootenai College

Davis, Manda

Education Department

B.S., Psychology, Willamette University

M.S., Early Childhood Education, University of Montana

Decker, Cameron

Fine Arts Department Head

B.A., Fine Arts/Art History, University of New Mexico

Dillon, John

Native American Studies

B.A., Political Science, University of San Diego

M.S., Environmental Studies, University of Montana

PhD., American Indian Studies, University of Arizona

Ducharme, JoAnn

Native American Studies Department

B.A, Education, University of Alaska–Fairbanks

M.Ed., Education, University of Alaska–Fairbanks

DuMontier, Kamiah

Liberal Arts Department

B.A., English Literature, University of Montana

M.A., English, University of Montana

Dupuis, Pauline

Mathematics Department

B.S., Mathematics, Montana State University

M.S., Mathematics, Montana State University

Elser, Tammy

Education Department

B.A., English, University of Montana

M.Ed., Guidance and Counseling, University of Montana

Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Montana

Everett, Richard

Natural Resources Department

B.S., Forestry, University of Montana

M.S., Biology, California State University–San Bernardino

Ph.D., Geography, University of California–Riverside

Finley, Frank

Fine Arts Department

B.S., Environmental Science, Salish Kootenai College

M.Ed., Curriculum & Instruction, University of Idaho

Furukawa, Dean

Social Work Department

Program Director, Chemical Dependency Counseling

B.A., Psychology, California State University Northridge

M.S.W., Social Welfare, University of California at Los Angeles

D.S.W., Social Welfare, University of California at Los Angeles

Gravelle, Julie

Writing Specialist, Social Work Department

B.S., Secondary Education, Northern State University

M.Ed., Educational Leadership, University of Oregon

Harmon, Lisa

Nursing Department

B.S.N., Penn State University

M.S.N., St Joseph College of Maine

Ph.D., Walden University

Hilton, Kristine, RN, CNE

Nursing Department

A.S.N., Salish Kootenai College

B.S.N., Salish Kootenai College

M.S.N., Health Care Education, University of Phoenix

Hoff, Jennifer

Dental Assisting Technology Department Co-Department Head

Certified Dental Assistant

A.A.S., Dental Assisting Technology, Salish Kootenai College

B.A.S., Montana State University– Billings

Hudgins, Judy

Information Technology and Engineering Departments

A.S., Information Technology, Salish Kootenai College

B.S., Information Technology, Salish Kootenai College

Johnson, Valerie

Allied Health Department Head

A.S., Nursing, Salish Kootenai College

B.S., Nursing, University of Montana

Kast, David

Mathematics Department

B.A., Philosophy, UC Berkley

M.A., Mathematics, Fordham University

Kenning, Robert

Forestry Department Head

B.S., Forestry: Forestry Management, University of New Hampshire

M.S., Natural Resources: Forestry, University of New Hampshire

Leighton, Adrian

Natural Resources Department

B.A., Anthropology, State University of New York

M.S., Forestry, Yale

Ph.D., Forestry, University of Massachusetts

Lichtenberg, Janene

Wildlife & Fisheries Department Head

B.S., Fisheries and Wildlife, Utah State University

M.S., Biology (Ecology Emphasis), University of Arkansas

Lowe, Anne

Social Work Department

B.A., English, Oberlin College

M.S.W., Social Work, University of California–Berkley

Luedtke, Danica

Dental Assisting Technology Department Co-Department Head

Certified Dental Assistant

A.A.S., Dental Assisting Technology, Salish Kootenai College

B.A.S., Montana State University–Billings

McNair, Randy

Highway Construction Training Department

Core Curricula Instructor – NCCER

Heavy Equipment Operations Instructor – NCCER

Monatukwa, Chris

Business Department

B.A., Social Work, University of Montana

M.B.A., Business Administration, University of Montana

JD.,  Arizona State University

Munson, Michael

Native American Studies Department

B.S., Education, University of Montana

M.Ed., Education, University of Montana

Murphy- Brazill, Kassandra

Social Work Department Head

B.S., Elementary Education, University of Montana–Western/SKC

M.S.W., Walla Walla University

M.Ed., Montana State University

Nelson, Nancy

Business Tech/Office Professions Department Head

B.A., Business Education, Montana State University

M.Ed., Curriculum & Instruction, University of Montana

Niblack, Mason

Psychology Department

B.S., Health, P.E., Recreation, California State University–Fresno

M.S., Education, San Francisco State University

Ed. D., Higher Ed. Admin., Oregon State University

Nicolai, Dean

Native American Studies Department Head

B.A., Native American Studies, University of Montana

B.A., Anthropology, University of Montana

M.A., Anthropology, University of Montana

M.A., Indigenous Studies, University of Tromso

Old Bull, Salisha

Native American Studies Department

B.A., General Psychology, University of Montana

B.A., Native American Studies, University of Montana

M.A., Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Montana

M.A., Public Administration, University of Montana

Olson, Tim

Information Technology/Engineering Department

Bachelor of Physics, University of Minnesota

M.S., Physics, University of Minnesota

Ph.D., Physics, Montana State University

Patrick, Dan

Mathematics Department

B.S., Mathematics, Montana State University

M.A.T., Mathematics, University of Idaho

Pete, Shandin

Hydrology Department

A.A., Human Services, Salish Kootenai College

B.A., Native American Human Services, Salish Kootenai College

B.S., Environmental Science/Environmental Quality, Salish Kootenai College

M.S., Geology, University of Montana

Richter, Jonathon

Media Arts Department Head

B.A. Psychology, University of Montana

M.S., Educational Leadership, University of Montana

Ed.D., Educational Leadership & Technology, University of Montana

Ruhman, Doug,

Education Department

B.A.Ed., Elementary Education, University of Montana

M.Ed., Instructional Technology, Lesley University

Rush, Christina

Life Sciences Department

B.S., Microbiology, Montana State University–Bozeman

M.S., Molecular Science, University of Tennessee–Memphis

Ph.D., Molecular Microbiology, University of Dundee, Scotland

Schildt, Margaret

Psychology Department

B.S.W., Clinical Social Work, CSU-Los Angeles

M.S.W., Clinical Social Work, New Mexico Highlands University

Schwarz, William

Social Work Department

B.A., Social Work, Salish Kootenai College

M.S.W., Social Work, University of Montana

Seeley, Matt

Mathematics Department Head

B.A., Mathematics, Cornell University

M.A., Mathematics, University of Montana

Sievert, Regina

Secondary Education Department Head

A.S., Wildlife Management, Hocking College

B.S., Zoology, Ohio State University

M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, Eastern Montana College

Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Montana

Souhrada, Terry

Secondary Education Department

B.S., Secondary Education – Mathematics, Western Montana College

M.A., Mathematics, University of Montana

Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Montana

Stevens, Doug

Life Sciences Department Head

B.A., Chemistry, Queen’s University, Canada

Ph. D., Pharmacology/Toxicology, Washington State University

Stine, Jesse

Life Sciences Department

B.S., ACS Chemistry, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston IL

Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Montana

Talbott, Dennis

Highway Construction Training Department Head

Core Curricula Instructor – NCCER

Heavy Equipment Operations Instructor – NCCER

Tanner, William

Highway Construction Training Department

HEO Certificate, University of Montana, College of Technology

Core Curricula Instructor – NCCER

Heavy Equipment Operations Instructor – NCCER

Trickel, Thomas

Information Technology & Engineering Department

B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Tryon, Amie

Liberal Arts Department Head

B.A., English Secondary Education, Washington State University

M.A., Administration and Curriculum, Gonzaga University

Umphrey, Christa

Liberal Arts Department, Writing Center Director

B.A., English, University of Montana

M.A., English, University of Montana

Walker-Robbins, Wren

Education Secondary Science

B.S., Biology, Eastern Montana College

M.S., Biology, University of New Mexico

Ph.D., Cell Biology, University of New Mexico

Westbroek, Wendy

Life Sciences Department

B.S., Biochemistry, Ghent University

M.S., Medical Sciences, Ghent University

Ph.D., Medical Sciences, Ghent University

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