2018-2019 Catalog

Full Time Faculty

Alviar, Alex

Faculty, Liberal Arts Department

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

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

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

Begay, Tina

Department Head, Business 

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 

Certificate of Completion, Highway Construction Training,

Salish Kootenai College

Bleecker, Heather

Secondary Education - Mathematics Department Head

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

Brien, Aaron

Faculty, Native American Studies

B.A , Native American Studies, University of Montana

M.A.,  Anthropology, University of Montana

Broom, Brittnee

Office Professions Department Head

A.A., Business Management, Salish Kootenai College

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

M.A., Organizational Leadership, Gonzaga University

Burland, Amy

Education Division Dean

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

Courville, LeighAnn

Faculty, Education Department

B.S., Elementary Education, University of Montana-Western

A.S., Early Childhood Education, University of Montana-Western

Cullen, Christine

Faculty, Nursing Department

A.S.N., Salish Kootenai College

B.S.N., Salish Kootenai College

M.S.N., Excelsior College

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

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

Dillon, John

Faculty, 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

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

Gravelle, Julie

Writing Specialist, Social Work Department

B.S., Secondary Education, Northern State University

M.Ed., Educational Leadership, University of Oregon

Harmon, Lisa

Faculty, Nursing Department

B.S.N., Penn State University

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

Ph.D., Walden University

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

Faculty, 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, Hanna

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

Lowe, Anne

Faculty, Social Work Department

B.A., English, Oberlin College

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

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

Faculty, Highway Construction Training Department

Core Curricula Instructor – NCCER

Heavy Equipment Operations Instructor – NCCER

Monatukwa, Chris

Faculty, Business 

B.A., Social Work, University of Montana

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

J.D.,  Arizona State University

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

Old Bull, Salisha

Faculty, 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

Faculty, Information Technology/Engineering Department

Bachelor of Physics, University of Minnesota

M.S., Physics, University of Minnesota

Ph.D., Physics, Montana State University

Patrick, Dan

Faculty, Mathematics Department

B.S., Mathematics, Montana State University

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

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

Richter, Jonathon

Department Head, Digital Graphics Design

B.A. Psychology, University of Montana

M.S., Educational Leadership, University of Montana

Ed.D., Educational Leadership & Technology, 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

Sievert, Regina

Faculty, Secondary Education

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

Stine, Jesse

Faculty, Life Sciences Department

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

Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Montana

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

Trickel, Thomas

Department Head, Information Technology & Engineering 

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

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

Writing Center Director, 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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