American Indian Studies

Faculty & Staff

Scott Andrews, Ph.D.

B.A., University of Oklahoma, 1987
M.A., University of California, Riverside, 1993
Ph.D., University of California, Riverside, 2000

Dr. Andrews is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. He teaches American and American Indian literatures in the English Department and the American Indian Studies Program's course on popular culture. Dr. Andrews has published book reviews, essays, fiction, and poetry.

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Brian Burkhart, Ph.D., Director

B.A., University of Northern Colorado, 1997
Ph.D., Indiana University, 2008

Dr. Burkhart is of Cherokee descent but grew up on the Navajo Nation in Arizona.  He specializes in American Indian intellectual history, environmental philosophy and justice, sacred places and development, and other issues. Dr. Burkhart's book titled Indigenzing Philosophy through the Land: A Trickster Methodology for Decolonizing Environmental Philosophy and Indigenous Futures will be published by Michigan State University Press.

He can be reached at