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Tribal Outreach Specialist
- Payne Family Native American Center
- Office Hours
Thursdays 1-3 p.m. in LAW 180
Dr. Brad Hall is a Blackfeet educator and historian who was raised on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation outside of Browning on his family's ranch. He has committed his career to improving education systems on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. Dr. Hall is graduate of Montana State University-Bozeman with a Bachelor’s degree in History (2009). Dr. Hall from 2009 until 2013 served as a 7-12th grade Social Studies Teacher and as Principal for the Heart Butte School in Heart Butte, Montana. These formative experiences led him to pursue a Master’s degree in Education (2012) at Montana State University-Bozeman.
Dr. Hall from 2013 until 2019, served in an administrative position at Blackfeet Community College (BCC) in Browning, Montana as the Institutional Researcher. In that position, he focused on improving institutional effectiveness. Dr. Hall also serves as the Chair of the Blackfeet Nation Institutional Review Board (BNIRB), a regulatory body that approves research activities on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation and ensures that their activities are beneficial to the Blackfeet Nation's land, resources, and its people. Dr. Hall functioned as a resource for tribal college faculty and administrators working to enhance culturally-based programs and practices in Pre-K through higher education settings, all on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation.
Currently, Dr. Hall serves as the Tribal College and High School Outreach Specialist at the University of Montana in Missoula where he works to provide Native students access to four-year degrees (and beyond) through pathways designed in collaboration with tribal colleges and high schools around Montana. Dr. Hall earned his doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Montana State University-Bozeman in summer 2018. Dr. Hall’s outreach to other tribal communities has been vastly expanded through his presentations nationally and publications involving research, culturally-based pedagogical approaches, and leveraging cultural values to promote best practices in tribal, educational, and other community leaders around Indian Country.