Assistant professor in Indigenous Education hired

The faculty of the School of Social Transformation and the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University are pleased to announce the appointment of Elizabeth Sumida Huaman as assistant professor of Indigenous education, beginning in August 2011. 

Elizabeth Sumida Huaman earned her doctoral degree at Teachers College, Columbia University, in international and transcultural studies. She holds a master’s degree in education from Harvard Graduate School of Education and an undergraduate degree in anthropology, modified with Native American Studies, from Dartmouth College. Dr. Huaman is a Wanka/Quechua and Japanese educational researcher committed to preserving the Indigenous language, ecology and community education link and works extensively with Indigenous communities in the United States, Canada and Peru. She is a principal investigator for a U.S. Department of Education International Research Project and a senior researcher with The Leadership Institute at the Santa Fe Indian School in New Mexico.

Sumida Huaman will work closely with the Center for Indian Education, with her appointment being 75 percent-time in the School of Social Transformation and 25 percent-time in the Fulton Teachers College.