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Chair's Message

Welcome to Native American Studies!

On behalf of the faculty and staff in Native American Studies (NAS), we are excited to welcome you to our community.  We are growing and transitioning.  We have moved to the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of New Mexico, and we are expanding our degree program where we now offer a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree, an online BA degree option, and a Master of Arts degree.  Our mission is to honor Indigenous experiences and the strengthening of Native Nations and sustainable communities through academic excellence.  Our courses and opportunities for students are aligned with this mission and our goal to make significant contributions to Native communities in collaboration and relationship with those communities.

Tiffany S. Lee, Ph.D. (Diné/Lakota)
Chair and Professor of Native American Studies

Faculty

Gregory Cajete, Ph.D.

Photo: Gregory Cajete

Professor

Tribal Affiliation: Santa Clara Pueblo
gcajete@unm.edu
505 277-3917
Mesa Vista Hall Room 3080

Wendy Greyeyes, Ph.D.

Photo: Wendy Greyeyes

Assistant Professor

Tribal Affiliation: Diné
greyeyes@unm.edu
505 277-3917
Mesa Vista Hall Room 3094, Office Hours: Tuesdays 11 AM - 1 PM

Lloyd L. Lee, Ph.D.

Photo: Lloyd Lee

Associate Professor

Tribal Affiliation: Diné
triplel@unm.edu
505 277-3917
Mesa Vista Hall Room 3092, Office Hours: Tuesdays 10 AM-12 PM
CV: download PDF

Tiffany S. Lee, Ph.D.

Photo: Tiffany Lee

Professor

Tribal Affiliation: Diné / Lakota
tslee@unm.edu
505 277-3917
Mesa Vista Hall Room 3095, Office Hours: Wednesdays 9-11 AM
CV: download PDF

Yolanda Teran, Ph.D.

Photo: Yolanda Teran

Post Doctoral Fellow

Tribal Affiliation: Kichwa
mteran@unm.edu
505 277-3917
Mesa Vista Hall Room 3090

Leola Tsinnajinnie, Ph.D.

Photo: Leola Tsinnajinnie

Assistant Professor

Tribal Affiliation: Diné and Filipino
leola@unm.edu
505 277-3917
Mesa Vista Hall Room 3093; Office Hours: WED 1:30-3:30, schedule via email

Melanie Yazzie, Ph.D.

Photo: Melanie Yazzie

Assistant Professor

Tribal Affiliation: Diné
myazzi02@unm.edu
505 277-3917

Staff

Photo: Catherine Montoya

Catherine Montoya

Mesa Vista 3077; schedule an appointment at Loboachieve.unm.edu
505 277-3715
cnm@unm.edu
Photo: Delia Halona

Delia Halona

Mesa Vista 3080
505 277-3931
deliak@unm.edu