Beyond the Asterisk: Understanding Native Students in Higher Education
Beyond the Asterisk: Understanding Native Students in Higher Education

Beyond the Asterisk: Understanding Native Students in Higher Education


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781579226237
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 03/28/2013
Pages: 204
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Heather J. Shotton is a member of the Wichita & Affiliated Tribes, and is also of Kiowa and Cheyenne descent. She currently serves as an Assistant Professor in Native American Studies at the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Shotton has worked in the field of higher education serving Native American students for several years, in both academics and student services. Throughout her career she has served as a researcher, student affairs professional, and as a faculty member. Her research focuses on addressing issues of Native American student success and retention in postsecondary education.

Shelly C. Lowe is Navajo from Ganado, Arizona. She is the Executive Director of the Harvard University Native American Program (HUNAP). Prior to being at Harvard she worked in Native American student affairs at Yale University and in American Indian Studies at The University of Arizona, where she is completing her Ph.D. in Higher Education.

Stephanie J. Waterman is Onondaga, Turtle Clan. She is an assistant professor in Higher Education administration in Educational Leadership at the Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development, University of Rochester. Dr. Waterman was the Faculty Associate for the Syracuse University Native Student Program. She researches Native student experiences, faculty/staff/student interaction, and student transition.

John Garland is Assistant Professor, Rehabilitation Counseling Program, University of Alabama.

Table of Contents


Freida Jacques (Onondaga, Turtle)

Dr. John Garland (Choctaw)

Dr. Heather J. Shotton (Wichita/Kiowa/Cheyenne)
Shelly C. Lowe (Diné)
Dr. Stephanie J. Waterman (Onondaga, Turtle)

1: The First Year Experience for Native Americans: The University of Arizona First-Year Scholars Program
Amanda Tachine (Diné)
Karen Francis-Begay (Diné)

2: Incorporating Native Culture into Student Affairs
Steven C. Martin (Muscogee Creek)
Adrienne L. Thunder (Ho-Chunk)

3: Extending the Rafters: Cultural Context for Native American Students
Dr. Timothy Ecklund
Danielle Terrance (Mohawk)

4: The Historically Native American Fraternity and Sorority Movement
Derek Oxendine (Lumbee)
Symphony Oxendine (Cherokee/Mississippi Choctaw)
Dr. Robin Minthorn (Kiowa/Apache/Nez Perce/Assiniboine/Umatilla)

5: The Role of the Special Advisor to the President on Native American Affairs
Karen Francis-Begay (Diné)

6: Tribal College Collaborations
Dr. Justin Guillory (Nez Perce Descendant)

7: Academic and Student Affairs Partnerships
Molly Springer (Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma)
Dr. Charlotte E. Davidson (Diné/Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara)
Dr. Stephanie J. Waterman (Onondaga, Turtle)

8: How Institutions Can Support Native Professional and Graduate Students
CHiXapkaid (Dr. D. Michael Pavel) (Skokomish)

9: Fancy War Dancing on Academe’s Glass Ceiling: Supporting and Increasing Indigenous Faculty Role Models in Higher Education
Dr. Cornel Pewewardy (Comanche/Kiowa)

10: Best Practices for National Organizations to Support the Native Experience in Higher Education
Dr. John L. Garland (Choctaw)
Dr. George S. McClellan

Dr. Stephanie J. Waterman (Onondaga, Turtle)
Dr. Heather J. Shotton (Wichita/Kiowa/Cheyenne)
Shelly C. Lowe (Diné)
Dr. Donna Brown (Turtle Mountain Chippewa)

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