Shadd Piehl is a Bismarck based licensed private investigator who has been conducting investigations throughout North Dakota since 1994. He has extensive experience in conducting field interviews and investigations, inspections and investigations relating to horse racing, general surveillance, and the service of process.
In a parallel career, Shadd is Online Academic Dean for Rasmusson College, a regional accredited four year institution of higher learning. He has taught English composition and communictions in both high school and college settings throughout North Dakota. Shadd earned his Batchelor of Arts in Mass Communication and English Education from North Dakota State University in Fargo ND, and was awarded a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from Minnesota State University, Moorhead MN, in 2005. He conducts probing interviews and investigations and his reports are well presented and court worthy.
North Dakota Poet Laureate Larry Woiwode appointed Shadd as North Dakota Associate State Poet Laureate in 2004 and he continues to serve in that capacity. In 2017, 2015, 2002, 1995 and 1993, Shadd was a Featured Poet at the Annual Cowboy Poet Gathering in Elko NV. He is a free lance writer for a variety of state and regional publications, a musician, and a published poet.