Porter Swentzell (Santa Clara Pueblo), Associate Academic Dean
Dr. Lara M. Evans
Interim Director of the
Russel Stolins, Interim Director of On-Line Learning
Associate Academic Dean
, holds the rank of Associate Professor of Indigenous Liberal Studies and serves as the Department Chair. His Doctorate is in Justice Studies from Arizona State University and he also holds a Master's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, with a concentration in history and political science. He will begin his new role as Associate Academic Dean immediately assisting the Academic Dean with all tasks to get ready for the next academic year.
Interim Director of the Research Center
holds the rank of Associate Professor of Museum Studies. She earned her PhD in Art History at the University of New Mexico, specializing in Native American art as contemporary art history. Lara will continue her work as Associate Professor and the Program Director for the IAIA Artist in Residency Program which brings 12-14 Native Artist to campus for residencies.
Interim Director of On-Line Learning
Russel Stolins (MA, Educational Technology) is an educator and author with nearly 40 years of experience in technology, education and textbook publishing. He started designing online courses in 1999. He has taught Technical Communications and Business Communications online and in the classroom. Russel is also the Editorial Co-Director of the AAEEBL ePortfolio Review; an online academic journal.
Dean Teters had this to say: "
IAIA is in good hands with this next generation of creative leadership. I look forward to working with them in their new roles."