Maggie George, Ph.D.

Owner, Indigenous Research Associations

Dr. Maggie George is the owner and primary operator of Indigenous Research Associates, an education consulting firm, and a Leadership Coach for Achieving the Dream.

Prior to joining ATD, Maggie served as President of Diné College located on the Navajo Nation from 2011-2016. She was also the Executive Director for the White House Initiative on Tribal Colleges and Universities in Washington, DC, and Deputy Director of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Maggie’s experience includes a robust career in administrative roles such as the Director of the American Indian Program at New Mexico State University and Director of Educational Equity and Access at the New Mexico Higher Education Department. She was also Dean and Academic Vice-President at Diné College and Dean of the School of Education at Haskell Indian Nations University, in Lawrence, Kansas.

In addition to her administrative experience, Maggie was a faculty member at Haskell and an adjunct faculty member at the American Indian Languages Development Institute at the University of Arizona. Maggie was also a teacher and counselor at K-12 schools in the Bureau of Indian Affairs system in New Mexico. While serving as a consultant-evaluator with the Higher Learning Commission from 2003-2009, Maggie participated on accreditation teams to a number of tribal colleges.

Maggie holds a doctorate in higher education policy and leadership from the University of Kansas, an M.A. in guidance and counseling, and a B.A. in elementary education from New Mexico Highlands University.

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