2019-2020 Catalog

Full Time Faculty

Andrews-Gould, Rachel
Instructor, Business Department
B.A., Business Management, California Coastal University
M.A, Business Management, California Coastal University

Baldwin, Carol
Department Head, Psychology 
B.F.A., Fine Arts, Colorado State University
M.S., Clinical Psychology, University of North Texas
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of North Texas

Bennett, Dustin
Instructor, Highway Construction Training 
Certificate of Completion, Highway Construction Training,
Salish Kootenai College

Bleecker, Heather
Department Head, Secondary Education - Mathematics 
B.A., Liberal Studies, California State University
M.A., Curriculum and Instruction, California State University
Ed.D., Secondary Mathematics, University of South Dakota

Berthelote , Antony
Department Head, Hydrology 
B.S., General Geology, University of Montana
M.S., Geophysics, University of Alaska–Fairbanks
Ph.D., Geosciences, University of Montana

Boham, Russell
Faculty, Native American Studies
B.S. Biology, College of Great Falls
M.S. Biology, Montana State University
M.S. Wildlife Biology Penn State
Ed.D Education, Montana State University

Brien, Aaron
Faculty, Native American Studies
B.A , Native American Studies, University of Montana
M.A.,  Anthropology, University of Montana

Broom, Brittnee
Department Head, Office Professions 
A.A., Business Management, Salish Kootenai College
B. S., Business Management, University of Montana–Western
M.A., Organizational Leadership, Gonzaga University


Burland, Amy
Dean, Education Division 
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
Faculty, Social Work Department
B.S.W., Social Work, University of Montana
M.S.W., Social Work, Denver University

Clairmont, Effie
Faculty, Liberal Arts Department
B.A., Elementary Education, University of Montana
M.Ed., Education Technology, Lesley University

Comstock, Clay
Instructor, Life Science 
B.S. Biology, Dickinson State University
M.S. Biology, University of North Dakota
PhD, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of North Dakota

Courville, LeighAnn
Faculty, Education Department
B.S., Elementary Education, University of Montana-Western
A.S., Early Childhood Education, University of Montana-Western

Davis, Manda
Faculty, Education Department
B.S., Psychology, Willamette University
M.S., Early Childhood Education, University of Montana

Dawson, Heather
Faculty, Nursing Department
B.S.N., Montana State University

Decker, Cameron
Department Head, Fine Arts
B.A., Fine Arts/Art History, University of New Mexico
M.A., Fine Arts/Integrated Arts and Education, University of Montana

Dhuyvetter, Rob
Faculty, Math Department
B.S., Mathematics, Minot State University
M.A.T., Mathematics Education, Minot State University
M.S., Industrial and Management Systems Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Ducharme, JoAnn
Faculty, Native American Studies Department
B.A, Education, University of Alaska–Fairbanks
M.Ed., Education, University of Alaska–Fairbanks

DuMontier, Kamiah
Faculty, Liberal Arts Department
B.A., English Literature, University of Montana
M.A., English, University of Montana

Dupuis, Pauline
Faculty, Mathematics Department
B.S., Mathematics, Montana State University
M.S., Mathematics, Montana State University

Elser, Tammy
Faculty, 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
Faculty, 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
Faculty, Fine Arts Department
B.S., Environmental Science, Salish Kootenai College
M.Ed., Curriculum & Instruction, University of Idaho

Furukawa, Dean
Faculty, 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

Gould, Greg
Faculty, Hospitality and Grants Management Programs
B.A., Political Science, University of Alaska, Fairbanks
B.A., Business, University of Alaska, Anchorage
Graduate Certificate, Toxicology, University of Arizona

Gravelle, Julie
Writing Specialist, Social Work Department
B.S., Secondary Education, Northern State University
M.Ed., Educational Leadership, University of Oregon

Grennell, Drew
Instructor, Physics/Information Technology
B.S. Physics, Western Washington University
M.A.Ed, University of Colorado, Boulder

Harmon, Lisa
Director, Nursing Department
B.S.N., Penn State University
M.S.N., St Joseph College of Maine
Ph.D., Walden University

Hernandez-Polanco, Esmeralda
Faculty, Psychology Department
B.A. Psychology, University of California Santa Barbara
M.A. Marital and Family Therapy, Pacific Oaks College

Hilton, Kristine, RN, CNE
Faculty, 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
Co-Department Head, Dental Assisting Technology 
Certified Dental Assistant
A.A.S., Dental Assisting Technology, Salish Kootenai College
B.A.S., Montana State University– Billings

Hudgins, Judy
Department Head, Information Technology and Engineering 
A.S., Information Technology, Salish Kootenai College
B.S., Information Technology, Salish Kootenai College

Johnson, Valerie
Department Head, Allied Health 
A.S., Nursing, Salish Kootenai College
B.S., Nursing, University of Montana

Kenning, Robert
Department Head, Forestry 
B.S., Forestry: Forestry Management, University of New Hampshire
M.S., Natural Resources: Forestry, University of New Hampshire

Kimmel, Hannah
Director, Medical Assisting Program
B.S., Health Care Administration, Peninsula College

Leighton, Adrian
Dean, Natural Resources Division
B.A., Anthropology, State University of New York
M.S., Forestry, Yale
Ph.D., Forestry, University of Massachusetts

Lichtenberg, Janene
Department Head, Wildlife & Fisheries 
B.S., Fisheries and Wildlife, Utah State University
M.S., Biology (Ecology Emphasis), University of Arkansas

Luedtke, Danica
Co-Department Head, Dental Assisting Technology 
Certified Dental Assistant
A.A.S., Dental Assisting Technology, Salish Kootenai College
B.A.S., Montana State University–Billings

McNair, Randy
Instructor, Highway Construction Training Department
Core Curricula Instructor – NCCER
Heavy Equipment Operations Instructor – NCCER

Munson, Michael
Faculty, Education
B.S., Education, University of Montana
M.Ed., Education, University of Montana
D.Ed., Educational Leadership, Montana State University

Murphy- Brazill, Kassandra
Department Head, Social Work 
B.S., Elementary Education, University of Montana–Western/SKC
M.S.W., Walla Walla University
M.Ed., Montana State University

Nicolai, Dean
Department Head, Native American Studies 
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

Parry, Zen
Business Instructor
B.S. Cartography, RMIT University, Australia
M.B.A., Global Enterprises, Purdue University

Patrick, Dan
Faculty, Mathematics Department
B.S., Mathematics, Montana State University
M.A.T., Mathematics, University of Idaho

Paul, Antoine
Faculty, Information Technology Department
B.S. Information Technology, Salish Kootenai College

Pete, Linda
Writing Center Director
B.A., Secondary Education, University of Montana
M.A, Adult and Post-Secondary Education, University of Wyoming

Pete, Shandin
Faculty, 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
Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Montana
 
Ruhman, Doug
Faculty, Education Department
B.A.Ed., Elementary Education, University of Montana
M.Ed., Instructional Technology, Lesley University

Rush, Christina
Department Head, Life Sciences
B.S., Microbiology, Montana State University–Bozeman
M.S., Molecular Science, University of Tennessee–Memphis
Ph.D., Molecular Microbiology, University of Dundee, Scotland

Schwarz, William
Faculty, Social Work Department
B.A., Social Work, Salish Kootenai College
M.S.W., Social Work, University of Montana

Seeley, Matt
Department Head, Mathematics 
B.A., Mathematics, Cornell University
M.A., Mathematics, University of Montana

Sifford, Cody
GIS Instructor
B.S. Environmental Science, Salish Kootenai College
M.S., Forest Resources, University of Washington

Smies, Georgia
Faculty, Wildlife and Fisheries Department
B.S. Biology, Virginia Tech
M.S. Zoology, University of Montana

Strysko, Brenda
Faculty, Nursing Department
B.S.N., Anna Vaughn School of Nursing, ORU
M.S.N. State University of New York
FNP University of Massachusetts
DNP University of Massachusetts

Talbott, Dennis
Department Head, Highway Construction Training 
Core Curricula Instructor – NCCER
Heavy Equipment Operations Instructor – NCCER

Tanner, William
Faculty, Highway Construction Training 
HEO Certificate, University of Montana, College of Technology
Core Curricula Instructor – NCCER
Heavy Equipment Operations Instructor – NCCER

Tryon, Amie
Department Head, Liberal Arts 
B.A., English Secondary Education, Washington State University
M.A., Administration and Curriculum, Gonzaga University

Uhe, Joni
Faculty, Office Professions
B.S., Personnel Administration, University of Wyoming
M.B.A., Oregon State University

Umphrey, Christa
Faculty, Liberal Arts 
B.A., English, University of Montana
M.A., English, University of Montana

Walker-Robbins, Wren
Department Head, Secondary Science Education
B.S., Biology, Eastern Montana College
M.S., Biology, University of New Mexico
Ph.D., Cell Biology, University of New Mexico

Westbroek, Wendy
Faculty, Life Sciences Department
B.S., Biochemistry, Ghent University
M.S., Medical Sciences, Ghent University
Ph.D., Medical Sciences, Ghent University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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