Dr. Brad Hall
Blackfeet Community College President
Dr. Brad Hall is a Blackfeet educational leader, historian, and researcher who was raised on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation outside of Browning on his family’s ranch. He had committed his early career to improving education systems on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. Dr. Hall is a graduate of Montana State University-Bozeman with a Bachelor’s degree in History (2008). Dr. Hall from 2009 until 2013 served as a 7-12th grade Social Studies Teacher and as Interim Principal for the Heart Butte School in Heart Butte, Montana. These formative experiences led him to pursue and receive 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 (BFCC) in Browning, Montana as the Institutional Researcher. In that position, he focused on improving institutional effectiveness. Dr. Hall also has served as the Chair of the Blackfeet Nation Institutional Review Board (BNIRB) since 2017, 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, on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation and around Montana.
Dr. Hall earned his doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Montana State University-Bozeman in summer 2018. His dissertation was entitled, “Piikani School Leadership,” a culturally-based study which focused on helping school leaders on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation to align their leadership practices to Piikani values, as guiding principals in practice for serving Pre-K-14 students, teachers, staff, parents, and the community.
Dr. Hall from October 2019 to October 2022 served as the Tribal Outreach Specialist at the University of Montana in Missoula where he worked 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’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.
In October 2022, Dr. Hall was named President of BFCC, where he brings an expanded view of higher education and seeks to ensure that the college operates and serves our community through the guidance of the Blackfeet Nation and our ever-expanding service area.