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32 years academic experience in colleges and universities – five as full Professor (2007-present), nine as an Associate Professor (1999-2007) including one as a Fulbright research chair (2005-2006), nine years as an Assistant Professor (1990-1999) including one as a Fulbright fellow (1992-1993), three years as an Instructor (1987-1990), seven years as a Graduate Teaching Assistant and Instructor (1980-1987).  Prior to graduate school, six years (1974-1980) employment as a Forester: Cultural Resource Specialist / Outdoor Recreation Planner / Wilderness Specialist with the Bureau of Land Management, USDI; and six seasonal years (1970-1974 and 1981) as a Forestry Technician: Fire Management Specialist (Helitack Foreman and Fire Crew Boss) with the Forest Service, USDA.

 

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Academic:

Professor of American Indian Studies -- specializing in Native American religious traditions and humanities; affiliated status with Philosophy and Religion Department specializing in Native American religion, Comparative World Mythology and Environmental Ethics; affiliated status with History Department and graduate social science education, specializing in Native American history and contemporary issues, University of North Carolina at Pembroke (2007-present, tenured 2004).

Fulbright Fellow: Visiting Research Chair of Indigenous Studies -- specializing in Pikuni-Blackfeet mythology and sacred geography, School of Indigenous Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (Dec. 2005-July 2006).

Associate Professor of American Indian Studies – specializing in Native American religious traditions and humanities; affiliated status with Philosophy and Religion Department specializing in Native American religion, Comparative World Mythology and Environmental Ethics; affiliated status with History Department and graduate social science education, specializing in Native American history and contemporary issues, University of North Carolina at Pembroke (2002-2007, tenured 2004).

Associate Professor of Religious Studies, specializing in Native American religious traditions and comparative world mythology, Religious Studies Department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York (1999-2002, visiting appointment).

Assistant Professor of American Indian Studies, Ethnic Studies Department/Humanities Program faculty, specializing in Native American religious traditions and humanities, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN (1997-1999, visiting appointment).

Assistant Professor of Native American Studies, specializing in American Indian religious traditions and humanities, University of Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA (1996, visiting appointment).

Assistant Professor of Native American Religious Traditions and Humanities, World Mythology, and Environmental Ethics -- American Studies Program, Arizona State University West, Phoenix, AZ (1992-1995).

Fulbright Fellow, Assistant Professor of American Literature/Studies, Fakultät für Sprach und Literaturwissenschaften -- Amerikanistik, Universität Bamberg, Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany (1992-1993).  Instruction included two proseminars and two haupt[graduate]seminars. 

Assistant Professor of Native American Religious Traditions and Humanities, Comparative World Mythology and Environmental Ethics -- Liberal Studies Program, University of Washington, Tacoma, WA (1990-1992).

Adjunct Scholar/Lecturer, Department of Religious Studies -- specializing in Native American religious traditions, Comparative World Mythology and Environmental Ethics, University of Montana, Missoula, MT (1987-'90).

Instructor (Native American Studies/Philosophy) -- Blackfeet Community College, Browning, MT (1988-'90).

Graduate Teaching Assistant,  (Ethics) Department of Philosophy, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA (1984-'85).

Graduate Teaching Assistant of Native American Religious Traditions / Introduction to Religion, (for Joseph Epes Brown), Department of Religious Studies, University of Montana, Missoula, MT (1982-'84).

Instructor of Wilderness Studies, Wildland Research Institute, Continuing Ed. Division, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA (1982).

Instructor/Coordinator, Wilderness Institute, University of Montana, Missoula, MT (1980-'83).

Instructor of Wilderness Studies -- adult education division, Western Wyoming College (Green River campus), Rock Springs, WY (1980).

 

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Professional:

Outdoor Recreation Planner/Cultural Specialist/Forester (GS-9), Bureau of Land Management, USDI, Spokane, WA and Rock Springs, WY (1974-1980).

 

Forest Technician (Fire, Forestry, Recreation -- GS-5): Helitack Foreman, Fire Crew Boss, Crewman with Forest Service, USDA - on several National Forests in Idaho, Washington and Montana (seasonal: six years, 1970-1974, 1981).

 

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Updated: Tuesday, April 9, 2013

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