Piel Qlawqn Rm 131
2000 Salish Kootenai College, Bachelor of Science – Environmental Science
2000 Salish Kootenai College, Bachelor of Arts – Nat. Amer. Human Services
2006 University of Montana, M.S. – Geology
2016 (anticipated) University of Montana, EdD – Curriculum and Instruction – Post-Secondary Science Education
I was raised in Arlee, Montana here on the Flathead Indian Reservation. I completed a Bachelors of Arts in Native American Human Services and a Bachelors of Science in Environmental Science here at Salish Kootenai College. I also completed a Masters of Science in Geology at the University of Montana where I studied surface water-groundwater interaction on a restored section of the Jocko River in Arlee. In addition, I completed three years of course work toward a Ph.D in Geoscience but have since shifted my efforts toward a Doctorate of Education with an emphasis on post-secondary science education at the University of Montana.
I have been working here at SKC in the Natural Resources Department since 2008. During my time here, I have co-developed the Hydrology program to broaden the science degree offerings with in the Division of Science at SKC.
I live in Arlee with my wife, three daughters and a two sons. My mother is Salish and my father is Navajo. I have been raised in the Salish traditions and wish to bring this perspective into the science curriculum here at SKC.