American Indian Studies Faculty

Faculty of American Indian heritage teach courses in Dakota and Ojibwe languages—funded in part through the efforts of our American Indian Advisory Committee—as well as literature and history courses with a contemporary focus.

Gabe Desrosiers

Lecturer
M.A., University of Minnesota, Duluth
B.A., University of Minnesota, Morris

Expertise

Anishinaabe Language Instructor
Cultural Programs and Outreach Coordinator
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205896092

Becca Gercken

Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Miami

Expertise

American Indian Literature
Multicultural Literature
Becca Gercken
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205896259

Affiliated Faculty

Michael Ceballos

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Montana
M.A., University of Alabama-Birningham
B.S., University of Alabama-Huntsville

Expertise

Biochemistry
Microbiology
Virology
Neurobiology
Michael Ceballos
Campus Location: 

Science 2375

Phone: 
+1 3205896311

James Cotter

Professor
Ph.D., Lehigh University
M.S., Lehigh University
B.S., Franklin and Marshall College

Awards

  • Horace T. Morse-Minnesota Alumni Association Award
  • Morris Faculty Distinguished Research Award
  • UMM Alumni Association Teaching Award

Expertise

Glacial geology
Glacial sedimentology
Quaternary studies
Cotter
Campus Location: 

Science 1450

Phone: 
+1 3205896312

Benjamin Narvaez

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
M.A., University of Texas at Austin
B.A., Grinnell College

Expertise

Latin American History
U.S.- Latin American Relations
Race and Ethnicity
Labor History
Immigration History
Benjamin Narvaez
Campus Location: 

Camden 102

Phone: 
+1 3205896182

Heather Peters

Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Arizona
M.A., University of Arizona
B.A., University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
B.S., University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Expertise

Clinical Psychology
Sport Psychology
Multicultural Psychology
Eating Disorders
Heather Peters
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205896217

Teresa Peterson

Teaching Specialist
Teresa Peterson
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205896200

Kevin Whalen

Ph.D., University of California, Riverside
B.A., University of Minnesota, Morris

Expertise

Native America
Indigenous Education
American West
Labor History
Modern United States
Interdisciplinary Contributions
Kevin Whalen
Campus Location: 

Camden 116

Phone: 
+1 320 589 6181