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Lessons in Leadership with Dr. Charlotte E. Davidson

OCU Student Affairs will feature Dr. Charlotte E. Davidson in its next installment of the Lessons in Leadership series as she presents Shimá Hoghaan Yisdzáán (My mother, the home): A Diné Perspective About Where Leadership Begins. Join us on Zoom on April 15.

Charlotte E. Davidson is Diné and a citizen of the Three Affiliated Tribes (Mandan, Hidatsa, & Arikara). With respect to kinship relations, she is of the Tó'aheedlíinii (Water Flows Together People), born for the Waterbuster People. Her maternal grandfather’s (Kee Horseherder Yazzie) clan is Kinłichíi’nii (Red House People), and her paternal grandfather’s (Ernest Wilkinson) clan is the Flint Knife People. Following her graduation from Haskell Indian Nations University, where she received a B.A. in American Studies, she went on to earn an M.Ed. and Ph.D., respectively, in Educational Policy Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her professional experience in higher education includes working in the areas of Indigenous student services, diversity administration, Native American affairs, and lecturing in the fields of education and American Indian Studies. Her scholarship, practice, and service are deeply influenced by Indigenous matrilineal pedagogies and focus on political questions and epistemological concerns linked to Indigenous higher education, Indigenous womxn, and place-based relationalities. She has presented nationally on Indigenous higher education and has written and co-authored chapters in Beyond the Asterisk: Understanding Native Students in Higher Education; Indigenous Leadership in Higher Education; Reclaiming Indigenous Research in Higher Education; and A Better Future: The Role of Higher Education for Displaced and Marginalised People.