• PhD, Cultural Anthropology University of Alaska Fairbanks 2004
  • MA, Culturaland Medical Anthropology Michigan State University 1993
  • Native American Studies Central Michigan University 1993
  • Secondary Education Teaching Degree with Bilingual and Bicultural Endorsements in Spanish, Ojibway Culture, and Language Central Michigan University 1989
  • BA, Cultural Anthropology and Spanish Central Michigan University 1987

Academic interests

Social, Medical and Cultural Anthropology Folklore Studies and Oral History Museum Studies and Material Culture Native American Studies, Arctic Studies