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  • Director, American Indian Social Work Program, College Of Social Work
  • Associate Professor (Lecturer), College Of Social Work


  • Presentation in ETHNC 3870 - American Indian Women on the Indian Child Welfare Act. Presentation, Presented, 10/22/2018.
  • Moderator for panel, "Sharing Our Stories: Narrative of Historical Trauma" at the 6th Annual Indian Child Welfare Conference-- 40 Years of ICWA in Utah - Past, Present, and Future. Panel members: Jennie Sheperd, Utah Foster Care; Lillian Tsosie-Jensen, Utah State Board of Education; Rupert Steele, Goshute Tribe; and Terry Cross, National Indian Child Welfare Association . Panel, Presented, 08/20/2018.


  • English, functional.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Northern America
    I am specifically interested with North America’s Indigenous, Aboriginal, and First Nations' geographic, physical, and cultural areas.


  • Title V of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act 36 years later: An interpretive policy analysis. Published, 08/2013.
  • Reproductive health and sexual violence among urban American Indian and Alaska native young women: select findings from the national survey of family growth . Published, 12/2012.