Native American and Indigenous Studies - About Our Faculty

About Our Faculty

Dr. Majel Boxer
Associate Professor of Native American & Indigenous Studies

Sisseton and Wahpeton Dakota, Fort Peck Assiniboine & Sioux Reservation

Expertise

  • 19th and 20th century Native American history
  • Indigenous Women’s history
  • Native American oral and written traditions
  • Native American religions and spirituality
  • History of tribal museums and indigenous cultural centers
  • Fort Lewis Indian school
  • Fort Lewis College Tuition Waiver
  • Racial discourse and public spaces

Education

  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2008
  • M.A., University of California, Berkeley, 2004
  • B.A., Washington State University, 2002

Contact:

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Dr. Majel Boxer is available to comment on topics related to areas of interest or expertise. If you need further assistance, contact Public Affairs at 970-247-7401 or by email.

Dr. Frances Kay Holmes
Assistant Professor of Native American and Indigenous Studies

Muscogee descent, Tulsa Oklahoma

Expertise

  • Contemporary Native Issues: Identity, Urban Issues, Art, Film, Native Thought, and Philosophy/Epistemology
  • Native American History: National contexts, California, Lakota, and Southeastern Tribes
  • Research Methodologies: Mixed (Indigenous) Methods, Oral History, Interview, Case Study, Ethnography, Participatory Action Research, and Narrative 
  • Education: Indigenous, Foundations/History, Critical Curriculum, Critical Pedagogy, and Social Justice

Education

  • Ph.D., University of California, Davis, 2013
  • M.A., University of California, Davis, 2006
  • B.A., Arizona State University, 1983

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Dr. Frances Kay Holmes is available to comment on topics related to areas of interest or expertise. If you need further assistance, contact Public Affairs at 970-247-7401 or by email.

Dr. Pete McCormick
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Professor of Environmental Studies

Professional Interests

  • Historical landscape change and land use
  • Ecological and cultural ramifications of human migration and settlement
  • Race, Place, and Landscape
  • American Southwest and Southern Plains
  • Latin America
  • Mediterranean

Education

  • Ph.D., 1999, University of Oklahoma
  • M.A., 1995, Northern Arizona University
  • B.G.S., 1993, University of Kansas

Contact:

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Dr. Pete McCormick is available to comment on topics related to areas of interest or expertise. If you need further assistance, contact Public Affairs at 970-247-7401 or by email.

Adjunct and Visiting Faculty

Jonathan Byrn
Visiting Professor of Native American and Indigenous Studies
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Faculty Emeritus

Dr. Richard M. Wheelock, Associate Professor Emeritus
Oneida of Wisconsin