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Susan C. Faircloth

Professor & Director, Colorado State University

Bio

Dr. Susan C. Faircloth (an enrolled member of the Coharie Tribe of North Carolina) is professor and Director of the School of Education at Colorado State University.

As one of the few American Indian scholars in the field of Educational Leadership/Administration, a first generation college graduate, the daughter of parents who graduated from the first American Indian elementary and secondary school in their community, and a southerner who experienced the deep and lasting effects of racism, Dr. Faircloth engages in scholarship, teaching, and service aimed at improving the educational conditions and subsequent life outcomes of those who have been historically marginalized and disenfranchised by the educational system. She knows first-hand what it means to be both denied and granted educational access and feels an ethical and moral imperative to use the lessons learned from these experiences to ensure future generations of Indigenous children and youth have the opportunities and experiences they deserve and that are critical to the future health, well-being, sustainment, and “thrivance” of Indigenous tribes, citizens, and communities.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor & Director, Colorado State University

Education

  • 2000 
    The Pennsylvania State University, Educational Administration