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Dr. Robin Minthorn


Robin Zape-tah-hol-ah Minthorn, Ph.D., an enrolled citizen of the Kiowa tribe of Oklahoma and a descendant of the Umatilla, Nez Perce, Apache and Assiniboine Nations. She is an Associate Professor at the University of Washington Tacoma in the School of Education and is the Director of Educational Leadership Doctoral Program and Director of Indigenous Education Initiatives. Previously, she was an Associate Professor at the University of New Mexico, a Coordinator of Native American Affairs at Oklahoma State University, an adjunct faculty at Pawnee Nation College, preceding that, academic advisor at Comanche Nation College, Oklahoma’s 1st tribal college. Her research interests include Indigenous leadership, Native American college students, and Historically Native American Fraternities and Sororities. Robin has served as a Board of Director for the National Indian Education Association (NIEA), as a NASPA Indigenous Peoples Knowledge Community Chair, Chair for the American Educational Research Association Indigenous Peoples of the Americas Special Interest Group and is the past President and recent Board of Director of the National Indian Youth Council, Inc. Dr. Minthorn is also the co-editor of Indigenous Leadership in Higher Education, published by Routledge Educational Leadership Research Series and Reclaiming Indigenous Research in Higher Education, published by Rutgers University Press. She is also the co-editor for the forthcoming books, Indigenous Motherhood in the Academy published by Rutgers University Press and Unsettling Settler Colonial Education: The Transformational Indigenous Praxis Model published by Teachers College Press.

Robin Z. Minthorn
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