• Coordinator, American Indian Studies Program, Ethnic Studies
  • Professor, Ethnic Studies
  • Professor, Education, Culture & Society


Honors & Awards

  • Outstanding Academic Title, Excellence in Education award for "Reflections in Place" from review of 7,292 scholarly publications in 2010. CHOICE , 12/31/2010
  • Critics Choice Award for my book, "Reflections in Place". American Educational Studies Association, 10/29/2009
  • Senior Distinguished Diversity Scholar. University of Utah, College of Education, 01/10/2009
  • Outstanding Service Award, College of Education. University of Utah, 05/2004
  • George and Louise Spindler Award, Distinguished Achievement Award. American Anthropological Association, Council of Anthropology & Education, 11/2002
  • Distinguished Achievement Award for "Cultural Differences in Child Development: Navajo Adolescents in Middle Schools". The Educational Press Association of America, 01/1995

In the Media

  • Title: "Chronicling Navajo Education," Interviewed on Radio West with Doug Fabrizio. 06/22/2010.