Sept. 27: American Indian education, research discussed

By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education

bryan-brayboy-webPULLMAN, Wash. – An expert in American Indian learning, research and justice will give a free, public talk at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, in Cleveland Hall 30W at Washington State University, part of the annual Suwyn Family Lecture Series in Education.

Bryan Brayboy is associate director of the Arizona State University School of Social Transformation and director of the ASU Center for Indian Education. His research focuses on the experiences of indigenous students, staff and faculty in higher education, indigenous knowledge and indigenous research methodologies.

“Diverse perspectives and practices strengthen our ability to address the pressing needs and challenges facing society,” said Barbara Aston, director of WSU Native American Programs and special assistant to the provost. “Dr. Brayboy has contributed significantly to the advancement of an indigenous paradigm for transforming higher education.”

The WSU College of Education Suwyn lecture series was endowed by alumni Mark and Patt Suwyn in 2013 to promote discussion about vital educational matters and provide understanding of the challenges and opportunities within the field.


C. Brandon Chapman, WSU College of Education communications, 509-335-6850,