Chancellor Blackketter's Biography
Donald M. Blackketter became Chancellor of Montana Tech in June of 2011. Blackketter received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Wyoming, 1985, 1986, and 1989, respectively. He was at the University of Idaho from 1989-2011 as an Assistant, Associate, and Professor of Mechanical Engineering. Blackketter also held positions as department Chair, research center director, and Dean of the College of Engineering.
He is an active researcher and the author of 63 journal and conference publications. In 2003 he was a Fulbright Scholar in Quito, Ecuador. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the American Society of Engineering Educators (ASEE). He is a registered professional engineer in Idaho and Montana.
Don and his wife Vicki have three children all of whom are married. Son Riley and Meghan and daughter Tenley, live in Vancouver, B.C. Canada, daughter Britni and Jonathon and daughter Stella and son Jessie live in Brooklyn, New York, and son Shadd and Heather and daughters Madelynn and Olivia live in Surrey, B.C. Canada.