Dr. Deanna Ing Campbell has served on the Mammoth USD Board since December 2014. Deanna is the Director of Cerro Coso Community College’s Mammoth and Bishop campuses, where she has worked since 2003. Prior to moving to the Eastern Sierra, Deanna worked in investment and corporate banking in Chicago, New York, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Shanghai. She also has twenty years of part-time teaching experience in business, finance, accounting, critical thinking, education, and research methodology.
Dr. Campbell has a BA in Economics from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana; an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania; and an MA in international studies, with a concentration in Mandarin and China, from the Lauder Institute of the University of Pennsylvania. In 2016, she earned a Doctorate in Education in K12 and higher education administration from the Rossier School of the University of Southern California. Her dissertation study explored perspectives of Native American community college students.
Thomas H. Painter PhD is a Project Scientist at UCLA and the CEO/Founder of the Mammoth Lakes-based public benefit corporation Airborne Snow Observatories, Inc. His areas of research interest are snow hydrology, water resources applications from mountain snow and ice, radiative impacts of light-absorbing impurities on snow and glacier melt, and multi-sensor remote sensing of snow properties. He was a NASA scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory/California Institute of Technology for 10 years before starting ASO Inc. but continues as a co-investigator in several NASA and international spaceborne imaging spectrometer missions. Before recruitment to NASA, he was a professor at the University of Utah and a scientist at the National Snow and Ice Data Center. In 2018, he was awarded the NASA Exceptional Technology Achievement Medal and the Bureau of Reclamation’s John W. Keys III Award. In 2019, he was elected Fellow of the American Geophysical Union. Dr. Painter comes from a five-generation lineage of professors and teachers, which instilled in him a deep desire for highest quality of education and hence his serving on the MUSD School Board. His greatest loves are his wife Tania, two sons Emile and Micah who are students in MUSD, and border collies Bodie and Star who would love to go to school with the boys.