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American Indian Studies Faculty

The American Indian Studies faculty generally have a sustained history of participation within the urban American Indian community of Southern California, with the canoe cultures of the coastal indigenous people of Southern California and in the subject areas of the courses that they teach.  American Indian Studies faculty work closely with the American Indian Student Council, the CSULB NAGPRA Committee, the CSULB American Indian Science and Engineering Student Chapter and with the office of American Indian Student Services.  CSULB has a ranking from first to fifteenth in the nation for graduating American Indian Students depending upon the particular year and the specific major.


2013-2014 AIS Faculty with Amanda Passi (AIS Student Leader) in FO3-306




 AIS Full-Time Faculty — Tenured Faculty


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AIS Program Director
Craig Stone, 
Joint Appointment, (50% American Indian Studies Program & 50% School of Art)

Office: FO3-306

Office Hours: Tuesday 1:00 to 3:00 pm  Wednesday 1:00 to 2:00 pm  (or by appointment)

Phone: (562) 985-8703


Image Emergence, The Promenade of Clouds

Earth Upon Water

Link to Article about Public Art by Craig Stone


AIS Part-Time Faculty — Adjunct Faculty


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Cindi Alvitre

Office Hours: FO3-306

Office Hours:  Tuesday & Thursday  9:00 – 10:30 am  &  Saturday 11:30 – 12:30 (or by appointment)

Phone: (562) 985-5305 


About Cindi Alvitre


LSmith Portrait






Larry Smith

Office Hours: FO3-306

Office Hours:  Monday 12:30 – 1:30 pm   Tuesday 8:00 – 9:00 am (or by appointment)

Phone: (562) 985-5305
About Larry Smith


Judge Deborah Sanchez
Office Hours: FO3-306

Office Hours:   Tuesday   5:50 pm to 6:50 pm  (or by appointment)

Phone: (562) 985-5305

About Deborah Sanchez


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Daniele Bolelli

Office Hours: FO3-306

Office Hours: Monday 10:45 am to 11:45 am (or by appointment)

(Please contact before you come to visit)

Phone: (562) 985-5305

About Daniele Bolelli



 AIS Recently Retired Faculty

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Georgiana Sanchez


About Georgiana Sanchez



AIS Emeritus Faculty

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Richard Glazer Danay



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Dr. Troy Johnson  (1940-2014)

About Dr. Johnson