• Grant Coordinator
Liffrig Family School of Education and Behavioral Sciences

About Me

I am an enrolled member of the Lipan Band of Apache, from southwest Texas. My entire career has been in education either formal or informal. For the past 21 years, my focus has been on Indian education at the secondary, post-secondary, and graduate levels. I oversee the Native American Education Leadership Program (NAELP) under the Office of Indian Education. I am currently the project director for four federal awards from the Office of Indian Education totaling 5.45 million dollars. It has been an honor to serve all students who seek to better their lives and their communities through advanced education.

Why I’m At Mary

I was called to serve at the University of Mary in 2014. It was the best career move I ever made.


My expertise is Institutional Analysis/Adult Occupational Higher Education.  My research interests include higher education opportunities for Indigenous marginalized populations.

Lamb, C. (2016). "Teacher Education at Tribal Colleges and Universities: A Talking Circle of Department Chairs and Education Warriors, " Teacher Education at Minority Serving Institutions: Programs, Policies, and Social Justice, E. Petchauer, editor. Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.


PhD (Institutional Analysis/Adult Occupational Education): North Dakota State University, 2009