Joseph G. Hiller (Lakota) is the former Head of the American Indian Studies Program. He was also Assistant Dean for American Indian Programs, Associate Director of the Arizona Agricultural Experiment Station, and Assistant Director of Arizona Cooperative Extension -- all in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) . He is the former Chair of the Watershed Management and Ecohydrology Program (2004-2007) in the CALS School of Natural Resources.
Dr. Hiller provides leadership for CALS programs, projects, and activities dealing with Arizona's Indian tribes, nations, communities and tribal colleges including Cooperative Extension, academic programs, and research efforts. He administers the budgeted research programs in CALS and in the principal investigator for the Federally Recognized Tribal Extension Program (FRTEP). Dr. Hiller holds the rank of professor and extension specialist in watershed management. His academic expertise includes agriculture and natural resources issues, particularly in Indian Country, tribal colleges, watershed management, water policy, rangeland ecology, Cooperative Extension programs and operations; international program. He advises graduate students in several disciplines, including Natural Resources, American Indian Studies, Arid Lands Resource Sciences and Geography. In addition Joe serves on several national-level consultative panels and boards that interact with Tribes and the U.S. government, states and counties, including: The President's White House Advisory Board on Tribal Colleges and Universities, The Indian Land Tenure Foundation, and the FRTEP National Consultative Panel.