Gather Here. Go Far

NSU is where success begins. Here professors know their subjects and how to get you ready for a career after you graduate. We empower individuals to become socially responsible global citizens by creating and sustaining a culture of learning and discovery.

Gather Here. Go Far

NSU is where success begins. Here professors know their subjects and how to get you ready for a career after you graduate. We empower individuals to become socially responsible global citizens by creating and sustaining a culture of learning and discovery.

Gather Here. Go Far

NSU is where success begins. Here professors know their subjects and how to get you ready for a career after you graduate. We empower individuals to become socially responsible global citizens by creating and sustaining a culture of learning and discovery.

Gather Here. Go Far

NSU is where success begins. Here professors know their subjects and how to get you ready for a career after you graduate. We empower individuals to become socially responsible global citizens by creating and sustaining a culture of learning and discovery.

Gather Here. Go Far

NSU is where success begins. Here professors know their subjects and how to get you ready for a career after you graduate. We empower individuals to become socially responsible global citizens by creating and sustaining a culture of learning and discovery.

Dr. Virginia Whitekiller

Dr. Virginia Whitekiller

Professor
Tahlequah, Wilson Hall 146
(918) 444-3517
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Degree
Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration (2004) - Oklahoma State University
MSW (1995) Washington University in St. Louis
BSW (1987) Northeastern State University

In addition to teaching, Dr. Whitekiller pursues an active research agenda utilizing the theory of cultural resilience as applied to American Indian/Alaska Native/First Nations population issues such as microaggressions, higher education retention, identity, and Indian child welfare. In 2009 she was selected as a Smithsonian Community Scholar conducting research at the Smithsonian Achieves in Suitland, Maryland. More recently, she served as the 2018-2019 Fulbright Canada Jarislowsky Research Chair in Aboriginal Studies at Vancouver Island University, British Columbia. Dr. Drywater-Whitekiller has written for and has been awarded $2,338,110.00 in external grant funding that directly correlates with program development/evaluation and assessment of medical and social service occupations. She also serves as a consultant for programs that are inclusive to American Indian/Alaska Native populations.

Click here to see NSU academic spotlight interview regarding Fulbright experience.

Drywater-Whitekiller, Virginia (2020) "First Nations, M tis, and Inuit University Students Share Advice for College Entry and Retention," Journal of Indigenous Research: Vol. 8 : Iss. 2020, Article 6.

https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/kicjir/vol8/iss2020/6/

Dr.  Whitekiller