Dr. Valerie Shirley

Program Director

Assistant Professor in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Sociocultural Studies. She taught in two elementary schools located in two Indigenous communities in Arizona. She is a member of the Diné Nation (Ma’iideeshgizhinii, Tsinaajinni, Todich’iinii and Honaghaanii clans) which continues to shape her research and pedagogical interests.

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