Scott Pinkham


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Scott Pinkham (Nez Perce) has been a Lecturer in AIS since 2000. Mr. Pinkham earned a B. A. in Mathematics from the University of Washington in 1987 and an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in 2019.

Prior to coming to the UW, Scott worked for the American Indian Science & Engineering Society national office, the Nez Perce Tribe's Environmental Restoration and Waste Management Program, Yakima Valley Community College and Washington State's Department of Natural Resources.

Mr. Pinkham served as the University of Washington's Native American Recruiter until 1999. Currently, he works for the College of Engineering as a full-time Assistant Director of Academic Inclusion and Community Relations in the College of Engineering’s Office of Inclusive Excellence.  Mr. Pinkham is the lead for the Minority Scholars Engineering Program and Engineering Dean’s Scholars programs. Mr. Pinkham also serves as the advisor to the UW's American Indian Science & Engineering Society student chapter and served on the Seattle Public School’s Board of Directors from December 2015 to December 2019.

Mr. Pinkham teaches:
AIS 202 - Introduction to Contemporary Experience in Indian America
AIS 379 - Powwow: Traditions and Innovations