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Don C. Locke Symposium

2024 Invited Speaker: Robin Zape-tah-hol-ah Starr Minthorn, Professor and Department Chair of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Oklahoma

The 6th Annual Don C. Locke Multicultural and Social Justice Symposium: An Evening with Robin Zape-tah-hol-ah Starr Minthorn will be held on Monday, April 8, 2024. 

Event Details

  • What: An Evening with Robin Zape-tah-hol-ah Starr Minthorn
  • Details: The evening will include a talk from Dr. Minthorn and a reception.
  • Date: Monday, April 8, 2024
  • Time: 4:30-6 p.m.
  • Reception: A reception will begin at 4:30 p.m. with the program beginning at about 5 p.m.
  • Where: Wachovia Innovation Hall, Friday Institute for Educational Innovation
  • Registration: Register to attend here.

About Robin Zape-tah-hol-ah Starr Minthorn

Robin Zape-tah-hol-ah Minthorn, Ph.D., (Kiowa/Umatilla/Nez Perce/Apache/Assiniboine) is Professor and Department Chair for the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies for the University of Oklahoma. She is a recent Board Member for the Association for the Study of Higher Education and is the first Native American to serve in this role. She has received the Bobby Wright Award for Early Career Contributions to Research in Indigenous Education through the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas Special Interest Group for the American Educational Research Association (AERA) in 2018 and the Exemplary Contributions to Practice- Engaged Research Award from the AERA in 2022. Dr. Minthorn is also the co-editor of Indigenous Leadership in Higher Education published by Routledge Educational Leadership Research Series, Reclaiming Indigenous Research in Higher Education and Indigenous Motherhood in the Academy published by Rutgers University Press and Unsettling Settler Colonial Education: The Transformational Indigenous Praxis Model published by Teachers College Press.

Robin Zape-tah-hol-ah Starr Minthorn

About the Don C. Locke Symposium

The NC State College of Education started the Don C. Locke Multicultural and Social Justice Symposium in 2018 to honor Don C. Locke, a longtime professor of counselor education at NC State. Locke also worked as director of diversity and multiculturalism at the University of North Carolina at Asheville until retiring in 2007. He passed away after a brief illness in 2016. He dedicated his professional life to the advancement of counseling and equity.

Don C. Locke and his wife Marjorie Locke