Dr. Robin Minthorn

Dr. Robin Minthorn


"Dr. Robin Minthorn's experience includes working with Native American students as coordinator of student affairs. Her areas of expertise include educational leadership and Native American studies."

Dr. Robin Minthorn is Kiowa/Apache/Umatilla/Nez Perce/Assiniboine. She received her bachelor's degree in psychology, with a minor in Native American Studies; a master's in human relations; a second master's in adult and higher education from the University of Oklahoma; and a doctorate in educational leadership and policy studies from Oklahoma State University. She has worked with Native American students as coordinator of Native American student affairs, academic advisor and adjunct faculty at Comanche Nation College, Oklahoma State University and Pawnee Nation College.

Dr. Minthorn is currently assistant professor in educational leadership and Native American studies at the University of New Mexico. She recently began serving as advisor to the Kiva Club, the oldest Native American student organization in the country. She has served as national chair for the Indigenous Peoples Knowledge Community (IPKC) in NASPA (National Association of Student Personnel Administrators) (11-13). She also currently serves on the board of directors for four organizations: NIEA (National Indian Education Association), NCANHE (National Coalition for the Advancement of Natives in Higher Education), NIYC (National Indian Youth Council) and GBHEM (General Board of Higher Education and Ministry).

She received the Native American 40 under 40 award when it was first instituted, and was named an AIO (Americans for Indian Opportunity) Ambassador 10th class.

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