Hometown: Grew up in Chicago, IL
BS. Loyola University
Graduate: Roosevelt University
JD, DePaul University
Courses Taught: teaches law classes, and coordinates the paralegal and legal studies program
Areas of Scholarship: Commercial and Property Law
Campus and Community Involvement: Homeless Continuum of Care Committee, Executive Director of St. Vincent de Paul, Board member of Cascade County Law Clinic, Board member of Alluvion Health
Dr. Kottel’s community experience includes four terms as a Montana State Representative (1995-2009), Chair of the Great Falls Airport Board, and Commissioner of Transportation for the State. Dr. Kottel believes in service learning and started Camp SkyChild, a camp for children with a parent in prison in 1990. UP students help organize and run the camp.
Advice for Students: Never take any day for granted.
Favorite Things to do in Great Falls: Walks at the Park
“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”