Faculty

American Indian Studies Faculty

2016-2017 AIS Faculty

AIS Faculty

The American Indian Studies faculty is comprised of two full-time faculty who are California Indian Women, Dr. Theresa Gregor and Cindi Alvitre. The part-time faculty are comprised of faculty that generally have a sustained history of participation within the urban American Indian community of Southern California, the coastal indigenous communities of Southern California and in the subject areas of the courses that they teach. Many of the American Indian Studies faculty work closely with the American Indian Student Council — the Native American Student Association, the CSULB NAGPRA Committee, the CSULB American Indian Science and Engineering Student Chapter and with the office of American Indian Student Services.

Assistant Professor Dr. Theresa Gregor (Iipai/Yaqui) Ph.D. is the first tenure-track hire in American Indian Studies since the 1970s. This is because the tenure-track faculty in AIS over the past thirty-five years; have been hired as 50% joint-appointments in AIS and another department.

As of the Spring of 2021 the American Indian Studies Program Teaching Faculty are comprised of one assistant professor, one full-time lecturer, and seven part-time lecturers teaching in our regular AIS Program and in the Long Beach Ethnic Studies Initiative where we teach college level AIS courses to high school students on local high school campuses. With the new Ethnic Studies requirement in the CSU, the number of sections of AIS Courses taught will almost double in the Fall of 2021 creating the opportunity to hire additional tenure-track faculty and lecturer’s in AIS to meet the new demand for required Ethnic Studies courses. 
As of Spring 2021 many of the AIS Professors and Lecturers self-identify as tribal members or descendants of American Indian Peoples including the following:
Tongva/Gabrielino, Acjachemen/Juaneno, Chumash, Iipai/Kumeyaay, Mutsun Ohlone, Hupa, Yurok, Karuk, Redwood Creek, Yaqui, Pascua Yaqui, Tohono O’odham, Navajo, Caddo, Delaware, Pawnee, and Onieda.

Welcome Dinner for New AIS Associate Professor Dr. Theresa Gregor

Welcome Dinner for New AIS Assistant Professor Dr. Theresa Gregor

 

 

 

 

 

AIS Tenured Faculty

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Professor Emeritus, School of Art and American Indian Studies
Craig Stone,
AIS Program Director (FERP)

Office: Virtual

Office Hours:  by appointment

E-mail: cstone@csulb.edu

Link to LB Post article about Craig Stone’s retirement

Link to Article about Public Art by Craig Stone

Link to Interview about Public Art by Craig Stone

 

 

AIS Full-Time Tenure-Track Faculty

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Assistant Professor

Theresa Gregor

Virtual Office Hours: Wednesdays @ 10am-12pm

Meeting ID: 950 5957 0921  Passcode: 820355

E-mail: theresa.gregor@csulb.edu

About Theresa Gregor

 

 

 

AIS Full-Time Lecturer

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Cindi Alvitre

Office: Virtual

Office Hours: Mon – Wed 1:30 – 3:00 pm (or by appointment).

https://csulb.zoom.us/j/84173865451

E-mail: Cindy.Alvitre@csulb.edu

About Cindi Alvitre

 

AIS Part-Time Faculty — Adjunct Faculty  (listed in Alphabetical Order)

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Daniele Bolelli

Office: Virtual

Office Hours: TBA (or by appointment)

E-mail: bodhi1974@yahoo.com

About Daniele Bolelli

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Harrelson Notah

Office: Virtual

Office Hours:   TBA  (or by appointment)

Email: Harrelson.Notah@csulb.edu

Heidi Lucero

Office: Virtual

Office Hours:   TBA  (or by appointment)

Email: Heidi.lucero@csulb.edu

Judge Deborah Sanchez

Office: Virtual

Office Hours: by appointment

Email:   judgesanchez@aol.com

Deborah Sanchez Website Bio

Lola Worthington

Office: Virtual

Office Hours: by appointment

Email:   Lola.worthington@csulb.edu

 

 

AIS LB-ESP Faculty — Long Beach Ethnic Studies Program

(listed in Alphabetical Order)

About the LBESP Collaboration

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Farrah Ferris

Office:  Virtual

Office Hours:  Saturdays,  12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Kathy Leonard

Office:  Virtual

Office Hours:  TBA

E-mail:

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Anna H. Nazarian-Peters

Office:  Virtual

Office Hours:  Saturdays from 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

E-mail: anna.nazarian@csulb.edu

TJ Reed

Office:  Virtual

Office Hours: Wednesdays 2pm – 3pm

on the Zoom Link below

E-mail: thomas.reed@csulb.edu

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Rebecca Sanchez   

Office  Virtual

Office Hours:  Saturdays, Following Class. 12:30 – 1:30 pm

E-mail:

 

 

AIS Currently Affiliated Faculty   (listed in Alphabetical Order)

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Laurie Gatlin

Associate Professor

Art Education Single Subject Coordinator

(Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Leech Lake Band)

Office: Virtual

Office Hours: by appointment

E-mail: laurie.gatlin@csulb.edu

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Moira West

Lecturer, School of Art

Office: Virtual

Office Hours: by appointment

E-mail: moira.west@csulb.edu

Marcus Young Owl

Professor of Physical Anthropology and Primate Biology

(Ojibway)

Office: Virtual

Office Hours: by appointment

E-mail: Dr.YoungOwl@csulb.edu

 Recent AIS Past Faculty

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Georgiana Sanchez

 About Georgiana Sanchez

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Kimberly Robertson

Dr. Robinson now teaches at Cal State Los Angeles

About Kimberly Robertson

 

AIS Past AIS Directors (listed chronologically)

 

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Dr. C. Blue Clark

Past Director of American Indian Studies

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Emeritus Professor and Past Director of American Indian Studies

Richard Glazer Danay 

Email: rdanay@sbcglobal.net

www.facebook.com/RicDanayArt

Mary Ann Jacobs Associate Professor and ChairAmerican Indian StudiesPhone: 910-775-4262Email: mary.jacobs@uncp.edu

Past Director of American Indian Studies  (1990-1995)

Dr. Mary Ann Jacobs

email: mary.jacobs@uncp.edu

http://www.uncp.edu/academics/colleges-schools-departments/departments/american-indian-studies

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Emeritus Professor and Past Director of American Indian Studies

Dr. Lester Brown

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Emeritus Professor and Past Director of American Indian Studies

Dr. Troy Johnson  (1940-2014)