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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 fifth 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: or by appointment

Phone: (562) 985-8703

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AIS Part-Time Faculty — Adjunct Faculty


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Cindi Alvitre
Office Hours: FO3-306

Office Hours:  Monday 3:30 – 4:30 pm  &  Thursday  11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Phone: (562) 985-4184


About Cindi Alvitre


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Larry Smith

Office Hours: FO3-306

Office Hours:  Tuesday 12:30 – 1:30 pm  &  Wednesday  8:30 – 9:30 am

Phone: (562) 985-8710
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) 985-8710

About Deborah Sanchez


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Daniele Bolelli
Office Hours: FO3-306

Office Hours:

Phone: (562) 985-8710

About Daniele Bolelli



 AIS Recently Retired Faculty

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Georgiana Sanchez

Phone: (562) 985-4184

About Georgiana Sanchez



AIS Emeritus Faculty

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Richard Glazer Danay



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Dr. Troy Johnson  (1940-2014)