Jeremy Garcia (Hopi/Tewa)

Interim Assistant Vice Provost of Native American Initiatives
Associate Professor of Indigenous Education, Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies, College of Education
Co-founding Director of Indigenous Teacher Education Program

Dr. Jeremy Garcia (Hopi/Tewa) is Interim Assistant Vice Provost of Native American Initiatives and is an associate professor of Indigenous Education in the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Sociocultural Studies in the College of Education. He is also a co-founding Director of the Indigenous Teacher Education Program (ITEP) at the University. 

His research focuses on decolonization, critical Indigenous curriculum and pedagogy, Indigenous teacher education, and critical and culturally sustaining family and community engagement. His research supports Indigenous educators with the development of critical Indigenous curriculum and pedagogy that is grounded in Indigenous knowledge and values systems. Currently he is working with Hopi educators and the Hopi Cultural Preservations Office to create curriculum affiliated with the published volumes, Moquis and Kastiilam: Hopis, Spaniards, and the trauma of history. His recent publication includes a co-edited book, Indigenizing Education: Transformative Research, Theories, and Praxis.

Garcia has been honored with serval awards including the College of Education Dean’s Fellowship, Arizona Champions Award, and Outstanding Faculty, Service, and Outreach Award. He currently serves as a national board member for several organizations and editorial boards.