Christopher Horsethief is an organizational theorist specializing in complex social processes, collective intelligence, and post-traumatic community resilience. For 20 years Christopher has been facilitating data collection and field analysis of the relationship between culture and communication, documenting the dynamics that pose challenges to Indigenous leaders and organizational resilience that drives language revitalization.
His specific research interests include data visualization, scale-free distributions in social network architectures, and their role in post-crisis cultural network fragmentation and alignment processes. His teaching background includes Nation Rebuilding at the College of the Rockies, Indigenous Education at the University of Victoria, Management and Supervision in post-crisis scenarios at the Spokane Tribal College, Leadership and Social Media Strategy in the Gonzaga University’s MBA-American Indian Entrepreneurship Program, and Complex Social Processes at Union Institute & University.
Christopher received his B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from Western Washington University’s Fairhaven College, a M.A in Applied Economics from Washington State University’s School of Economic Sciences, and a Ph.D. from Gonzaga University’s Doctoral Program in Leadership Studies.