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Colin Ben

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Asst Research Professor (FSC)
Post Doctoral Scholars, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1311
Asst Research Professor (FSC)
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1311
Biography: 

Colin Ben is a citizen of the Navajo Nation from Shiprock, New Mexico. He is Taábąąhá (Water’s Edge Clan) born for Táchii’nii (Red-Running-Into-The-Water Clan). His maternal grandfather is Tódích’íi’nii (Bitter Water Clan) and his paternal grandfather is Áshįįhí (Salt People). Colin is an Assistant Research Professor and Lead of the online Master of Arts in Indigenous Education program in the School of Social Transformation. He is also the Associate Director of the Center for Indian Education at Arizona State University.

As a qualitative scholar, Colin’s research examines American Indian student experiences relating to access and persistence in higher education. His research is grounded in Critical Indigenous Research Methodologies that explore intersections of race, equity, gender and nation-building. Previously, Colin was the Assistant Dean for Diversity at the University of Utah Graduate School, Program Coordinator with the McNair Scholars Program (TRiO program) at Westminster College, and the Program Manager of the Native American Congressional Internship Program in Washington, DC via the Udall Foundation.  

Education: 
  • Ph.D., Educational Leadership and Policy, University of Utah  
  • M.A, American Indian Studies, University of Arizona
  • B.A., Southwest Studies, Fort Lewis College
Spring 2022
Course NumberCourse Title
IED 503Current Issues Indigenous Ed
Fall 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
IED 502Indigenous Knowledges in Ed
IED 510History of Indigenous Educ
Summer 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
IED 501Indigenous Research Methods
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
IED 502Indigenous Knowledges in Ed
IED 503Issues in Amer. Indian Ed.
IED 595Continuing Registration
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
IED 585Capstone
IED 592Research
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
IED 501Indigenous Research Methods
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
IED 503Issues in Amer. Indian Ed.
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