Profiles

barcus_c Carolyn Barcus, EdD, is a member of the Blackfeet Tribe of Northern Montana. Her Blackfeet name is Bear Woman. Barcus has dedicated her career to improving the mental health and well being of indigenous people in North America. She heads the American Indian Support Program at Utah State University.

John11 John Chaney, Creek, PhD, is a professor of psychology at Oklahoma State University where he heads the American Indians into Psychology program.

candace Candace M. Fleming, Kickapoo-Oneida-Cherokee, PhD,
is Director of Training in the Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health, Colorado School of Public Health.

Jeff King WWU Picture Jeff King, Muscogee Creek, PhD, is a psychologist. He is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington and he is Director for Cross-Cultural Psychology.

mlinton Dr. Marigold Linton is Cahuilla-Cupeno of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians. She overcame enormous obstacles to become one of the first American Indians to earn a PhD in psychology. Her distinguished career has included major roles in creating programs that have enabled many American Indians to earn advanced degrees in the sciences.

Art Dr. Arthur McDonald, Oglala Sioux, was the first American Indian man to earn a PhD in psychology. In 2000 he was awarded the Presidential Citation American Psychological Association (APA) for his “invaluable contributions not only to psychology but to American Indians and Alaskan Natives and underserved people throughout the nation.”

McDonald2_small-1 Doug McDonald, Oglala Lakota, PhD is director of the Indians Into Psychology Doctoral Education program (INPSYDE) at the University of North Dakota.

swaney Gyda Swaney, Flathead, PhD, is an associate professor in the department of psychology at the University of Montana. As director of the INPSYCH Program, she is fostering the development of bicultural American Indian psychologists.

braveheart_2 Maria Yellow Horse Brave Heart, Hunkpapa, Oglala Lakota, PhD, is an associate professor of social work at Columbia University School of Social Work. She is listed here (as well as under "Social Work") because of her clinical intervention work.