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Jeannie Greene http://www.jeaniegreene.net/jeanie-greene.html, documentary producer (Heartbeat Alaska) raised an interesting topic— that there were only 45 Natives who hold Ph.D.s in the US.

That seems awfully low. Can you help add more names? Below are folks I have found, using AISES and SACNAS. Amazingly, I’m lucky enough to know many of the names and people, some personally.

Alaska Native– 2012-09-15, 2012-dec-24, 2013-03-03 now 25! 57+ check at https://ykalaska.wordpress.com/2013/08/10/alaska-native-ph-d-s-from-dr-jessica-bissett-perea/

Dr. George Charles (Yup’ik)
Dr. Patricia Cochran (AN)
Dr. Walkie Charles (Yup’ik)
Dr. Denise Dillard (AN)
Dr Alisha Drabek (Alutiiq-Sugpiaq)
Dr Phyllis Fast (Koyukon Athabascan)
Dr. Dolly Garza (AN)
Dr. Sara Hicks (AN)
Dr. Sven Hakaanson (Alutiiq-Sugpiaq)
Dr. Theresa John (Yup’ik)
Dr. April Lakonten Councillor (Alutiiq-Sugpiaq)
Dr. Beth Leonard (AN)
Dr. Jordan Lewis (AN)
Dr. Dorothy Pender (AN)
Dr. Elizabeth Parent (AN)
Dr. Gordon Pullar (Alutiiq-Sugpiaq)
Dr. Catherine Swan Reimer (Iñupiaq) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRBCi_B0Tt0
Dr. Thomas Michael Swensen (Alutiiq-Sugpiaq)
Dr. Roy Roehl (AN)
Dr. Bernice B. Tetpon (AN)
Dr. Lisa Rey Thomas (Tlingit)
Dr. Kamilla Venner (AN)
Dr. Steven Verney (AN)
Dr. Tony Vaska (Yup’ik)
Dr. Maria Williams (Tlingit)
Dr. Rosita Worl (Tlingit)

2014-10-22 I have another table, from 2001, made by Cecil Thomas and donated to this topic by Dr. Anne S. Waters, J.D., Ph.D. The pdf version is here, Native PhDs, 2001, collected by Cecil Thomas Eventually duplicates will be corrected. I’m sure there is a more definitive version at the National Science Foundation but that is not accessible. My apologies to those who have not yet been recognized. Spreadsheet version–

American Indian– 2012-09-15 110 (haven’t checked for duplicates)
Dr. Alison Ball (Colville) University of Oregon
Dr. Amy Lonetree Ethnic Studies Ho Chunk
Dr. Andrea Smith History of Consciousness Cherokee
Dr. Andrew Jolivette
Dr. Annette Reed,Ethnic Studies Tolowa
Dr. Anton Treuer, Leech Lake Ojibwe
Dr. April Lea GoForth Eastern Band of Cherokee,
Dr. Audra Simpson Anthropology Mohawk
Dr. Bette Jacobs, Public Health Professional
Dr. Beverly R. Singer (Santa Clara Pueblo/ Diné), Associate Professor of Anthropology and Native American Studies, Director of Institute for American Indian Research (IFAIR) , Director of Alfonso Ortiz Center for Intercultural Studies, UNM. The late Dr Ortiz was also an anthropologist and another who demonstrated great courage in proceeding to his studies.
Dr. Bonnie Duran
Dr. Brenda Child, History, UMN, Red Lake Ojibwe
Dr. Brendan Fairbanks, Linguistics, Ojibwe
Dr. Carmen Nappo, Meteorologist
Dr. Carter Revard
Dr. Chris Sims
Dr. Christine Lowery (Dine) Utah;
Dr. Christopher Andronicos, Geologist
Dr. Claudia Welala Long, (Nez Perce) Professor of Indigenous Nations Studies;
Dr. Clifton Poodry, Biologist
Dr. Craig Love, Psychologist
Dr. David Chang, History UMN, Kanaka Maoli
Dr. David E Wilkins Political Science Lumbee
Dr. David E. Wilkins, Poly Sci, UMN, Lumbee
Dr. David Martinez, Philosophy, Arizona State
Dr. David R. Burgess, Biologist
Dr. David Truer, Literature (i think), UMN Leech Lake Ojibwe
Dr. Denise Low, English Lenni Lenape
Dr. Devon A. Mihesuah
Dr. Donald Fixico History Shawnee, Sac and Fox, Muscogee Creek, and Seminole
Dr. Donna Langston, University of Colorado at Denver;
Dr. Donna Nelson, Chemist
Dr. Duane Champagne Sociology Chippewa
Dr. Emily Haozous, (Apache)
Dr. Fred_Begay (Navajo)
Dr. Gilbert John, Microbiologist
Dr. Glenabah Martinez, (Taos/Diné)
Dr. Gregory Cajete
Dr. Healani Chang, Clinical Behavioral Scientist/Pacific Biosciences
Dr. Hillary Weaver
Dr. Ian Thompson Choctaw
Dr. Jace Weaver
Dr. Jacquelyn Bolman, Environmental Scientist and Academic Advisor
Dr. Jani Ingram, Chemist
Dr. Jay Hansford C Vest, Saponi-Monacan, UNC-P
Dr. Jean O’Brien, History, UMN White Earth Ojibiwe
Dr. Jeff Means History Lakota
Dr. Jennifer Denetdale (Diné), Associate Professor of American Studies,
Dr. Jennifer McAlpin Navajo
Dr. Jennifer Nez Denetdale History Navajo
Dr. Jerrel Yakel, Neuroscientist
Dr. Jim Northrup
Dr. Joan Esnayra, Geneticist
Dr. Joanne Barker
Dr. Jodi Byrd English Chickasaw
Dr. John Spence, retired;
Dr. K. Tsianina Lomawaima, Anthropology, Creek
Dr. Karen Magnus, Biophysicist
Dr. Karina Walters,
Dr. Ken Ridgway, Geologist
Dr. Kimberly Huyser, (Diné)
Dr. Kimberly Roppolo http://www.nativewiki.org/Kimberly_Roppolo
Dr. Lee Anne Howe, Literature, Choctaw, UI-Champain-Urbana
Dr. Lee Bitsóí, Educator
Dr. Leola Tsinnajinnie, (Diné)
Dr. Linda Burhansstipanov, Public Health Educator
Dr. Linda E. Oxendine, History emeritus, UNC-P Lumbee
Dr. Lloyd L. Lee (Diné), Assistant Professor of Native American Studies
Dr. Lorenda Belone, (Diné)
Dr. Malinda Maynor Lowery, History, UNC-Chapel Hill Lumbee
Dr. Mandy Fretts, U of Wash first Nations Mik’maq
Dr. Marcus Cloud Briggs Divinity from Harvard Miccasukee (sp?),
Dr. Margaret Hiza, Geologist
Dr. Margaret Nelson Cherokee 90 years young!
Dr. Maria Tenario,
Dr. Maria Yellow Horse Braveheart,
Dr. Marigold Linton, Cognitive Psychologist
Dr. Mary Alice Tsosie (Diné), Director of Oral History Project, University Libraries, IFAIR Board
Dr. Mary Ann Jacobs, History UNC-P, Lumbee
Dr. Mattie Harper Ethnic Studies Anishinabe
Dr. Michael Lujan Bevacqua Ethnic Studies Chamorro
Dr. Michael Yellow Bird (Arikara/Hidatsa), Professor of Social Work, Humboldt State University
Dr. Monica Tsethlikai, Psychologist
Dr. Nancy Jackson, Chemist
Dr. Natchee Blu Barnd Ethnic Studies Anishinabe
Dr. Ned Blackhawk History Shoshone
Dr. Philip Deloria History Lakota
Dr. Rebecca Garcia, Mathematician
Dr. Reyna Ramirez Anthropology Ho Chunk
Dr. Rina Swentzell http://www.nativewiki.org/Rina_Swentzell

Dr. Robert Megginson, Mathematician
Dr. Robert Perez Ethnic Studies Apache
Dr. Robin Kimmerer, Plant Ecologist
Dr. Robyn Hannigan, Environmental Scientist
Dr. Rodney C. Haring
Dr. Russell Stands-Over-Bull, Geologist
Dr. Scott Richard Lyons English Ojibwe
Dr. Scottie Henderson (Navajo) Scottie worked with me on tribal water quality codes before going on to marine biology
Dr. Stacy Leeds Cherokee
Dr. Steven Crum History Western Shoshone
Dr. Tassy Parker, (Seneca)
Dr. Theresa Gregor English Santa Isabel
Dr. Thomas Crofoot,
Dr. Tiffany Lee, (Diné)
Dr. Tom Ball (Klamath/Modoc), University of Oregon;
Dr. Vibrina Coronado, Performance Studies, independent scholar, Lumbee
Dr. Vincent Werito, (Diné)
Dr. Waziyatawin Angela Wilson PHD History Dakota
Dr. Wilfred Foster Denetclaw, Zoologist
Dr. William Bauer History Round Valley

Please add names to the comments and whether Alaska Native or American Indian. I’ll update the listing.

NSF listing (sans names) is http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/sed/2011/data_table.cfm