Dr. Frank Tyro
Frank Tyro has worked at Salish Kootenai College (SKC) in Pablo since 1984. He brought local public television to the Flathead Reservation in 1988. Frank’s background includes 39 years in broadcast, producing television documentaries and teaching. Frank is a recurrent visitor to Churchill, Manitoba with the Great Bear Foundation Arctic Ecology field trips.
Production awards include Best Professional Short, International Cultural Film Symposium, Platinum Best of Show Cultural Documentary, Aurora Award, Telly and Videography Awards of Excellence, Finalist at IWFF and screenings at the American Indian Film Institute Festival, and Native Voice Festival.
Frank teaches photography, TV production and mass communication. He has a B.S. in TV Production from MSU, Bozeman, an M.A. from Temple University, Philadelphia and PhD from the Union Institute and University, Cincinnati.
He received the Distinguished Service Award from SKC, was president of the Montana Public Television Association, and president, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Lake County. He has presented on American Indian Learning Styles, Constructivist Theory and Successful Online Courses at conferences in the U.S. and Canada
Frank lives in Pablo, MT with his wife, Dr. Lori Lambert and their sled dogs.