Emmons became Program/Development Officer at the Indian Land Tenure Foundation the summer of 2014. In this role, Emmons works with the ILTF Education Programs, including the Lessons of Our Land curriculum. Prior to joining ILTF, Emmons served on faculty in the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management at Ball State, the Department of Native American and Indigenous Studies at Fort Lewis College, and the Department of Environment and Society at Utah State University. Emmons earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Political Science with emphases on environmental policy and decision-making from Ball State University. His Doctoral degree is in Natural Resources and Environmental Management, also from Ball State University, with an emphasis in Native American land and natural resource issues.