Faculty Profile

D'Shane Barnett

D'Shane Barnett

Adjunct Instructor

Email: dshane.barnett@mso.umt.edu
Office: SS 315
Office Hours:

Online instructor

Skype Office Hours: Tuesday - 10:00-10:30 AM; Wednesday 3:00-3:30 PM


Current Position

Adjunct Instructor


Fall 2017:

SOCI 491.50 Sociology of Health and Illness


Spring 2018:

SOCI 325.01 Social Stratification

Personal Summary

D’Shane Barnett is an adjunct instructor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Montana. He teaches undergraduate content courses as well as general social science research courses. D’Shane received his Master of Science degree in health administration from the University of California, San Francisco. D’Shane is Mandan and Arikara from the Three Affiliated Tribes of Fort Berthold and has worked in the American Indian healthcare and health policy field for more than two decades. He formerly served as executive director of the National Council of Urban Indian Health in Washington, DC, where his responsibilities included oversight of a national Technical Assistance and Research Center (TARC) focusing on health issues within the urban American Indian community.


  • M.S., Health Administration; University of California, San Francisco
  • B.A., Sociology; University of Montana, Missoula

Field of Study

  • Medical Sociology
  • Health Policy
  • American Indian Health


  • UCSF Faculty-Elected Award for Best Evidence-Based Capstone Project
  • UCSF Cohort-Elected Commencement Speaker
  • UM President's Award for Outstanding Senior in Sociology
  • Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociological Honor Society, Member
  • Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society

AIG Dept/College

College of Humanities and Sciences, Sociology