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Bryan Brayboy, Ph.D.

Arizona State University
Bryan Brayboy, Ph.D.

Dr. Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy (Lumbee) is President's Professor and Borderlands Professor of Indigenous Education and Justice in the School of Social Transformation at ASU, where he currently serves as Associate Director. At ASU, he is Special Advisor to the President on American Indian Affairs, Director of the Center for Indian Education and co-editor of the Journal of American Indian Education. Dr. Brayboy serves as affiliate faculty with the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, American Indian Studies, and the Department of English. His research focuses on the experiences of Indigenous students, staff, and faculty in institutions of higher education, Indigenous Knowledge Systems, and Indigenous Research Methodologies. He is the author of almost 70 scholarly documents and has been awarded over $12 million from the U.S. Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, and the Ford, Mellon, and Spencer Foundations. From 2007-2012, he was Visiting President’s Professor of Indigenous Education at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. In the last 15 years, Dr. Brayboy and his team have created programs in Alaska, Arizona, and Utah that have prepared over 135 Indigenous teachers, most of whom are still teaching in Indian Country.

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