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John Spence
John Spence

Role: Adjunct Instructor

Education: B.A. in Political Science, University of Washington; M.S.W., Rutgers University; Ph.D. in Higher Education,

Experience: Caseworker and supervisor in a state human services agency. Director of a substance abuse project in an urban poverty program. Tribal health planner, group home director, parenting project coordinator, elected tribal councilman, and president of a tribal college. director of an Indian boarding school student substance abuse program and director of tribal social services department.

Interests: Indian child welfare and tribal cultural best practices, especially the Canoe Journey, Round Dance, and Native American Therapeutic Horse programs.

Teaching Areas: Human services courses taught at three tribal community colleges. Social work in Native American Communities courses taught at two university graduate schools.