Bryan Brayboy
Northwestern University
Dean, School of Education and Social Policy; Carlos Montezuma Professor of Education and Social Policy
Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy

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Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy (Lumbee) is dean of Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy and the Carlos Montezuma Professor of Education and Social Policy. Brayboy went to Northwestern from Arizona State University, where he was President’s Professor in the School of Social Transformation. At ASU, he was Senior Advisor to the President, Director of the Center for Indian Education, Interim Director of the School of Social Transformation, and co-editor of the Journal of American Indian Education From 2007 to 2012, he was Visiting President’s Professor of Indigenous Education at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He is the author/editor of eight volumes, dozens of articles and book chapters, multiple policy briefs for the U.S. Department of Education, National Science Foundation, and the National Academy of Sciences. His research focuses on the role of race and diversity in higher education, and the experiences of Indigenous students, staff, and faculty in institutions of higher education. He has been a visiting and noted scholar in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. His work has been supported by the U.S. Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, the Ford, Mellon, Kellogg, and Spencer Foundations, and several other private and public foundations and organizations. He and his team have, over the past 17 years, prepared over 155 Native teachers to work in American Indian communities and over 20 American Indian PhDs.

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